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Payton Bieker
Payton Bieker

Hometown:
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Last College:
Purdue 2011

Position:
Volunteer Assistant

Birthdate:
12/20/1988

Experience:
3rd Year

Email:
pbieker@purdue.edu



10/05/2012

Boilers Receive Their 2012 B1G Championship Rings

Purdue welcomes 280-plus friends, family, fans & alumni to special event at new stadium.

06/07/2012

Alumni Share Their Memories of Lambert Field, Home of Purdue From 1965-2012

Boilermakers close out their old ballpark with a Big Ten championships season.

05/16/2012

Purdue Closes Regular Season Against Iowa For Third Consecutive Year

Boilermakers enter the weekend as one of six teams nationally to have reached the 40-wins mark.

06/07/2011

Top 10 Tally: Purdue's Most Memorable Games Of 2011

Boilermakers play in a number of memorable games during successful season.

07/02/2012

Purdue Baseball -- 2012 Season in Photos

A photo compilation of Purdue's 2012 Big Ten championship campaign

06/07/2012

Purdue vs Kentucky -- NCAA Gary Regional

Purdue takes on Kentucky at the NCAA Gary Regional

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Bieker's Student-Athlete Bio

After closing out his playing career as a senior on the 2011 team, Payton Bieker remains a member of the program as Purdue baseball's volunteer assistant coach.

Bieker assisted with fall practice while completing his bachelor's degree during the 2011 fall semester. He graduated in December with a degree in health and fitness. In the spring of 2012, he helped lead Purdue to a program-record 45 wins and a Big Ten title.

Bieker works extensively with the catchers. He also assists with outfield defensive instruction and warm-ups, throws batting practice and coaches first base regularly. Off the field, he'll assist with the preparation of scouting reports, travel arrangements and the program's youth camps.

Purdue's 2014 team led the Big Ten in outfield assists (17). Catcher Sean McHugh was selected as one of 15 semifinalists nationally for the Johnny Bench Award. McHugh threw out 26 of 50 base stealers and was selected in the 18th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

As a team, the 2012 Boilers led the Big Ten in team batting average (.316), hits (665) and earned run average (3.16). The Boilers struck out the fewest number of times at the plate and issued the fewest number of walks on the mound.

Big innings were a big part of the successful season. Purdue scored four or more runs in an inning 24 times, including 16 times from the sixth through ninth innings. The Boilermakers were 39-0 when tied or leading after the sixth inning. They also rallied to win in six of the 20 games in which they trailed after six.

Bieker was a two-year letter-winner for the Boilers after joining the team as a transfer from Vincennes University. He started 42 of the 71 games in which he saw action in his two seasons at Purdue. The Fort Wayne native started games at four different positions - catcher, right field, left field and designated hitter - during his career. The Boilermakers went 32-10 in games he started.

Bieker was an Academic All-Big Ten student-athlete as a senior while helping the Boilers match the program's single-season record for victories (37). He batted .385 with 11 extra-base hits as a spot starter in 2010. In each of his two seasons with the program, he tallied more free passes (walks plus hit by pitch) than strikeouts.