Season recap recounts ups & downs of first year at new stadium.
Thirty-two members of Purdue track & field recognized for 3.0+ GPAs.
Top 10 list includes pitcher's duels, comeback wins & extra-inning affairs.
Purdue finishes with sub-.500 home record for the first time since 2007.
The home team team has won each of the last nine Purdue-Iowa series dating back to 2009.
Brett Andrzejewski, 2013
A mega photo gallery of pictures spanning the entirety of Purdue Baseball's 2013 season.
More action photos from home games at Alexander Field during the 2013 season.
The Boilermakers host Iowa for the final weekend series fo the 2013 season.
Baseball action photos by Charles Jischke.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Brady Quinn
In His MP3 Player: Sister Hazel
Last Concert He Attended: Hootie and the Blowfish
Favorite Writers: Cal Gunter & Dave Miller
Actor: Zack Galifianakis, Actress: Jennifer Aniston, Director: Quentin Tarantino
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golfing
Favorite Big City: St. Louis
Unique Travel Locale: Thunder Bay, Calif.
Foreign Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Mexico
Favorite Purdue Building: Recreational Sports Center
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Whitney Walton, History
Furry Friend: Maggie, Bulldog
Academic All-Big Ten... Andrzejewski pitched in a team-high 27 games, all in relief... led the Big Ten in appearances (16) and games finished (12) in conference play... also ranked sixth in the Big Ten in appearances overall... his 16 appearances were the second most in Big Ten play in program history and the most since the conference schedule switched from 32 to 24 games in 2009... had the fifth most appearances in single-season history overall... Clyde Lyle Award recipient as the team's top non-scholarship performer... finished 19 of the 27 games in which he pitched... pitched in all three games of the series against Ohio State, Northwestern and Nebraska, becoming the first pitcher to appear in all three games of a series since May 2009... pitched in 15 of the 19 home games, including 11 of the 12 Big Ten games at home... earned victories in the series finales against Southern Illinois and Michigan as well as the extra-innings win at Penn State... struck out the only batter he faced to close out the series-opening win against SIU for his first save as a Boiler... surrendered only one home run in 35 innings pitched... led the team with a 2.75 ERA at home, surrendering only two extra-base hits in 19 2/3 innings... had a 1.59 ERA and .111 batting average against in Purdue victories... worked four innings of one-run relief and did not issue a walk over three appearances in the Ohio State series... closed the season strong, compiling a 1.42 ERA and .178 batting average against over 12 2/3 innings in May... worked three innings of scoreless relief in the spring break trip game at Louisville... pitched a 1-2-3 10th inning vs. Penn State's 3-4-5 hitters to close out the middle game win... worked 4 2/3 innings of hitless relief to finish off the series finale win against Southern Illinois... retired seven of the nine batters he faced over 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief as Purdue rallied to win the series finale at Michigan.
Academic All-Big Ten... Andrzejewski pitched in 13 games, all in relief... worked a season-high two innings in appearances against Notre Dame, Wichita State and Iowa... earned the win in the Western Carolina victory after retiring the final batter of the sixth inning to leave the bases loaded... retired six of the eight batters he faced in the slugfest victory against Notre Dame, keeping the momentum on Purdue's side... worked a scoreless in eighth inning in his Purdue debut, the shutout win versus Cincinnati... allowed only three of 13 inherited baserunners to score... stranded two runners in appearances against Michigan State and Iowa... surrendered only four extra-base hits in 13 1/3 innings... did not issue a walk in any of his five appearances in Big Ten play.
Andrzejewski pitched at Tallahassee Community College in Florida in 2011 and Franklin College in Indiana in 2010... appeared in 29 games for Tallahassee, the second most in a season in school history, compiling a 3.18 ERA, .194 batting average against and 34 strikeouts in 45 1/3 innings pitched... pitched in 16 games for Franklin, striking out 18 while issuing only two walks in 22 innings.
Two-year varsity letter-winner at Westfield, Ind., where he was a teammate of current Boilers Kevin Plawecki and Jake Hansen... most improved player as a junior... compiled a 3.23 ERA while striking out 22 in 17 1/3 innings as a senior, helping lead Westfield to a runner-up finish at the IHSAA state tournament.
Full name is Brett Michael Andrzejewski... born Nov. 30, 1990 at the Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana... son of Brian and Ann Andrzejewski... family also includes younger brothers Tyler and Chase... plans to major in history and pursue a career as a teacher/coach or lawyer.