Wittgren finishes season with league-high 25 saves in Marlins farm system.
Southern League leader in RBI & OBP is fourth former Boiler named MiLB All-Star in 2013.
Loomis & Wittgren pitching well in relief in Orioles & Marlins farm systems.
In MiLB action, Wittgren has 11 saves & Black 12 home runs.
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
Lance Breedlove Photo Gallery 2012
The 2012 baseball season at Lambert Field.
Purdue Baseball wins the Big Ten Tournament with a victory against Indiana.
Purdue vs. Michigan
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Mickey Mantle
In His MP3 Player: Snoop Dogg
Last Concert He Attended: Toby Keith
Favorite Actor & Actress: Leonardo DiCaprio & Natalie Portman
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: BBQ Ribs
Favorite Purdue Building: Ford Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Los Angeles
Unique Travel Locale: Madison, Wis.
Foreign Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Australia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Camping
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Ping Pong
Most Memorable Moment At Purdue: Playing Series at Target Field in 2011
Furry Friend: Max, Dog
Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 23rd round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Second Team All-Big Ten... College Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year Watch List... Big Ten All-Tournament Team... Academic All-Big Ten... three-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Week... CollegeSportsMadness.com National Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 20)... CollegeBaseballInsider.com Central Region Pitcher of the Week (April 9)... College Baseball Hall of Fame National All-Star Lineup (April 4)... Breedlove started a game in every weekend of the season... did not allow a run to score while he was physically on the mound in his 31 innings over four home starts during the season at Lambert Field... became the first Boiler to win Big Ten Pitcher of the Week three times in the same season... first league pitcher since 2009 to be named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week three times in the same year... joined Daniel Underwood as the only Boilers since 1990 to be a three-time weekly honoree in the same season... struck out a career-high 11 over seven innings of two-hit in his season-opening win against Cincinnati... pitched back-to-back complete games in his first two Big Ten starts of the season, wins against Ohio State and Penn State... earned Pitcher of the Week honors after all three starts... became the first Purdue pitcher to work consecutive complete games since April 2009... starred in the Big Ten Tournament with 7 1/3 innings of scoreless work in winner's bracket final victory against Indiana... worked seven innings of one-hit ball, facing the minimum in the process, in the game two win against Michigan that clinched the Big Ten regular-season title... worked 7 2/3 innings of shutout ball in the game two win against Illinois... kept Michigan State off the scoreboard until the eighth inning in the game two win of that series... also earned wins against Murray State and Northwestern... his 16 starts set a new Purdue single-season record along with Joe Haase... his 76 strikeouts ranked ninth in team history... finished his career ranked among the all-time leaders in ERA and WHIP.
Academic All-Big Ten... Breedlove pitched in 24 games, making four starts... started game two of the Lipscomb and Tennessee-Martin series as well as the finale of the Minnesota series and midweek win against Illinois-Chicago... ranked second in appearances to only closer Nick Wittgren... pitched at least once in every Big Ten series... earned victories in starts against Lipscomb (5 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R) and UIC (3 IP, 2 H, 0 R) as well as in relief in the finale of the Tennessee Tech series... earned saves in lengthy relief appearances against Morehead State (3 IP, 2 H, 0 R) and Indiana (3 2/3 IP, 2 H, R, 4 K)... would have posted an ERA of 2.61 if not for a rough season debut against Notre Dame... posted a 2.35 ERA while tallying 16 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings pitched in Big Ten play... induced five double plays in 45 innings pitched to share the team lead... appeared in five games during the nine-game road stretch, giving up only two runs and one walk in eight innings... went on to finish the month of April with a 2.19 ERA... led the way in midweek action, posting a 1.29 ERA in his six appearances after surrendering only two runs in 14 innings... did not issue a walk in midweek action... gave up only four hits while striking out seven in 8 1/3 innings over four appearances during the eight-game homestand... finished the year with a 1.04 ERA and .188 batting average against at home... gave up only one earned run while striking out 10 in eight innings in his four Big Ten appearances at home... posted a 1.12 ERA in 16 innings over seven appearances in May... at Morehead State (Feb. 26-27): closed out the series opener with three scoreless innings to earn a save... at Lipscomb (March 4-6): worked 5 1/3 innings of three-hit ball, all singles, to earn a win in his first Purdue start... at Tennessee-Martin (March 11-13): limited UTM to only one run despite giving up eight singles over three innings as the game two starter... IPFW (March 29): worked two innings of scoreless relief in the midweek win... at Minnesota (April 1-2): made a spot start in the series finale, suffering his only loss of the year despite giving up only one earned run over 3 1/3 innings at Target Field... at IPFW (April 13): helped setup the come-from-behind win with 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief... at Penn State (April 15-17): struck out four over two innings of one-run relief while closing out the rubber game win... Indiana (April 30-May 1): fanned four over 3 2/3 innings of one-run relief in the series finale, helping Purdue complete the sweep... Ball State (May 11): induced a key double-play ball with the first pitch he threw faced while working an inning and two-thirds of hitless relief... Illinois (May 13-15): retired eight of the first nine batters he faced in 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in the series-opening win... Illinois-Chicago (May 17): worked three innings of two-hit ball in his only start of the year at home to earn the victory in the midweek win... at Big Ten Tournament (May 25-27): matched his longest relief outing of the year with 3 2/3 scoreless innings in the loss to Michigan State... Purdue Single-Season Rankings: eighth in appearances.
Honored as a First Team All-South Coast Conference starting pitcher in 2010 at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, Calif. ... posted a 2-4 record with a 3.00 ERA, 51 strikeouts vs. 16 walks in 63 innings pitched ... dean's list honor roll student.
Two-time Teammate of the Year as an upperclassman at Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, Calif. ... went 1-1 with a save, 18 strikeouts and a 3.95 ERA in 2008 as LAHS won the Sunset League championship title ... was a two-way player as a junior, winning a pair of games on the mound while recording 21 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched ... also batted .295 with five doubles and 15 RBIs as a junior.
Full name is Lance Joseph Breedlove ... born Sept. 1, 1990 in Long Beach, Calif. ... son of Joe and Malinda Breedlove ... also has a older sister, Amanda, and a younger brother, Zach ... intends to major in organizational leadership.