In MiLB action, Wittgren has 11 saves & Black 12 home runs.
Philadelphia organization now features three Purdue alumni.
Plawecki faces Wittgren in New York-Penn League action in Coney Island.
Wittgren has retired 15 of the 18 batters he has faced in MiLB action for the Jamestown Jammers.
Breedlove to play his home games at Penn State's Medlar Field with the State College Spikes.
A photo compilation of Purdue's 2012 Big Ten championship campaign
Blake Mascaello Photo Gallery 2012
The 2012 baseball season at Lambert Field.
Purdue takes on Kentucky at the NCAA Gary Regional
Purdue vs. Valpo
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Ken Griffey, Jr.
Last Concert He Attended: Train
Favorite Writer:Rick Reilly
Favorite Actor & Director: Will Ferrell & Adam McKay
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Puppy Chow Snack Mix
Favorite Purdue Professor: Richard Feinberg, Consumer Sciences & Retailing
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Jamaica
Foreign Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Bean Bags
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Furry Friend: Archie, Pomapoo
Other Hobbies: Videogames
Second Team All-Big Ten... College Baseball Insider Honorable Mention All-America... Mascarello pitched in 29 games, all in relief... signed with the Philadelphia Phillies after the First-Year Player Draft... led the Big Ten with a 1.86 ERA... honored as the team's Pitcher of the Year Award winner... his 12 walks allowed in 72 2/3 innings were the fewest in the Big Ten among qualifying pitchers... retired 21 consecutive batters over three appearances in April... earned wins in relief against Connecticut, Auburn, Murray State, Missouri State, Louisville, Illinois, Nebraska and Michigan State... earned saves by closing out wins against Ohio State, Iowa and Indiana... worked four innings of two-hit relief to close out a season-opening win against UConn... finished off the series-opening win at Murray State with 4 1/3 innings of one-hit relief... was the winning pitcher thanks to four scoreless innings of relief in the 10-inning win against Louisville, the final home opener in the history of Lambert Field... starred in the series-opening win at Nebraska, retiring all 13 batters he faced over 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief... pitched 3 2/3 innings of two-hit relief to earn the win in the 14-inning victory against Michigan State... worked four innings of one-hit relief in game two of the UCLA series... struck out a season-high five in appearances against Penn State and Michigan... closed out the series-opening win at Iowa that clinched the Big Ten title outright... pitched in both win against Indiana at the Big Ten Tournament, closing out the winner's bracket final... pitched in the games against Valparaiso and Kentucky at the NCAA Regional in his return to Northwest Indiana... ranked among the Purdue single-season leaders in ERA, wins, appearances, strikeout-to-walk ratio, fewest walks per nine innings and WHIP... finished his career ranked among the Purdue all-time leaders in ERA, appearances, strikeout-to-walk ratio, fewest walks per nine innings and WHIP.
Mascarello pitched in 16 games, starting four times... excelled as a reliever, going 2-2 with a 1.82 ERA and .242 batting average against, registering 24 strikeouts versus five walks, in his 12 appearances out of the bullpen... was the team's most effective left-hander in Big Ten play, compiling a 1.26 ERA and .264 batting average against in 14 1/3 innings over six appearances... earned his wins against Michigan (2 2/3 IP, H, 0 R) and Northwestern (5 IP, 5 H, 0 R)... earned a save with 3 2/3 innings of two-hit relief in game two of the Lipscomb series... made starts against Notre Dame, Morehead State (game 2), Belmont and IPFW (road)... did not give up a home run in 39 innings pitched... induced a team-high five ground ball double plays... limited left-handed hitters to a .206 average... limited all batters to a .233 average with two outs in an inning... compiled a 2.31 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings over four appearances during the nine-game road stretch in April... finished the month with a 2-1 record, posting a 2.04 ERA and giving up only two extra-base hits in 17 2/3 innings over seven appearances... did not issue a walk or give up an extra base hit in his 4 1/3 innings over three appearances at home... impressed in relief in the series win at Penn State, working 3 1/3 innings of one-run relief over two appearances, striking out four... retired all five batters he faced with the bases loaded in the Penn State series, striking out both men he faced in the thrilling game one win... struck out four in his 3 2/3 innings of relief, his first bullpen appearance of the year, in the game two win at Lipscomb... gave up a pair of unearned runs and struck out four in his three innings of relief in the middle game of the Tennessee-Martin series... worked a scoreless seventh inning to keep the game tied in the rubber game win at Tennessee Tech... pitched in the opener and finale of the Minnesota series, giving up one earned run over 3 1/3 innings... earned the win in the middle game of the Michigan series with 2 2/3 innings of one-hit relief, coming up one out shy of closing out the victory... led the way in the series-opening win at Northwestern, working a season-high five innings of scoreless relief to swing the momentum in Purdue's favor in the back-and-forth affair.
Mascarello pitched in 10 games and started three times ... earned the victory in game two of the Missouri series with six innings of two-run ball ... also started the home game against Illinois State and the middle game of the Michigan series ... .203 batting average against in true road games was tops on the team ... limited left-handed hitters to a .174 average (4-for-23) ... tough with two outs in an inning, limiting hitters to a .212 average ... allowed only two of eight inherited base runners to score ... impressed his season debut, striking out a career-high eight over 5 2/3 innings of one-run relief in game one at Eastern Kentucky ... that outing led to a strong overall showing in March, compiling a 1.80 ERA and .189 batting average against over 20 innings pitched ... gave up only one earned run over seven innings, striking out five while not issuing a walk in his start against Illinois State ... worked six innings of two-run ball in his win his win at Missouri ... did not give up a run in relief appearances against Ohio, Illinois State, Chicago State and IPFW.
Appeared in 18 games, making one start ... Did not factor in a decision and posted a 4.78 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings pitched ... Big East/Big Ten Challenge (Feb. 20-22): Appeared in two games and allowed three runs on four hits in 2 1/3 combined innings pitched ... at Texas State (March 6-8): Surrendered an unearned run in 1 1/3 relief innings ... at Butler (March 11): Made first career start ... at Tennessee-Martin (March 20): Tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen ... at IPFW (April 1): Allowed three runs on two hits in 2 1/3 innings ... Iowa (April 3-4): Appeared in one game of the three-game series ... Illinois State (April 8): Surrendered three unearned runs on four hits in 3 1/3 innings of work. Struck out three and walked two ... at Penn State (April 10-12): Retired the two hitters he faced in one appearance ... Ohio State (April 17-18): Tossed a combined 3 2/3 scoreless innings in two relief appearances ... Indiana (May 2-3): Appeared in one game ... Big Ten Tournament (May 20-22): Tossed one shutout inning against Minnesota in the final game of the season.
Earned four varsity letters in baseball at Crown Point High School ... All-area and all-conference in baseball as a junior and senior ... 2008 North/South All-Star Game participant ... Team won sectional championships all four years and regional titles three times during his prep career ... High school teammate of former Boiler Matt Jansen ... Also earned four varsity letters in football ... Two time all-conference and all-area on the gridiron ... All-state in football as a junior and honorable mention as a senior.
Full name is Blake James Mascarello ... Born: June 25, 1989, in Crown Point, Ind. ... Son of Arthur and Deborah Mascarello ... Has a half-brother, Nikolas Boskovich ... Majoring in selling and sales management.