Gold Team rallies to win game seven, but pitching lifts Black to clincher
De LaRiva gets a big out in the seventh to escape bases-loaded jam
Johnson and Olund connect for home runs in the fourth inning
Double plays, slick defense & strong pitching help Black Team even series
Top 10 list & honorable mention collection chronicles ups & downs of 2015.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter
Favorite Playoff Format: NCAA Tournament
Unique Baseball Feat He Witnessed: Oregon vs. APSU, home run rob catch by Michael Blanchard at Eugene, Oregon.
Favorite Pro Stadium: Wrigley Field
Favorite Field He's Played at (Besides Alexander): Whataburger Field
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Gavin Downs
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Most Like to Face: Aroldis Champan
Person He'd Most Like to Have Dinner With: Carrie Underwood
In His MP3 Player: J. Cole
Last Concert He Attended: Blake Shelton
Last Book He Read: The Big R
Favorite Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Major League
Favorite TV Series: Gotham
Dream Car: Dodge Viper SRT-10
Favorite Month: August
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Filet Mignon
Favorite Dessert: Apple pie
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Golf
Another Sport He Enjoys: Golf
Favorite Purdue Building: Rawls
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Arizona
Country He'd Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The playing surface
Most Memorable Game/Moment at Purdue: Playing the cold Kent State game in 2015
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Cliff Fisher, Krannert
Furry Friend: Paisley, Beagle
Other Hobbies/Interests: Painting & Drawing
Carlson played in 42 games, making 33 starts... one of just three Boilermakers to start games at least four different positions in 2015, making starts at designated hitter (16), left field (11), second base (4) and right field (2)... also saw action at third base in the rubber game win vs. Northern Illinois... homered and drove in a season-high three runs in the April 15 win vs. IPFW... started the season opener as well as each of the final six games of the season... started all three games of the Maryland and Nebraska series... drove in a run in all five games of the season-ending win streak, going 6-for-19 with six RBI during that stretch... walked three times in games against Sam Houston State and Arizona State... reached base safely in 10 straight games from April 15 through May 1 and finished the season having reached base safely in 16 consecutive games in which he started... singled in each of his first two at-bats in the middle game win at Nebraska to drive in both Purdue runs in the 2-1 victory... batted .282 with a .404 on-base percentage in Big Ten play... batted a team-best .349 with runners in scoring position while recording nine of his 19 RBI with two outs... with a runner on third base and less than two outs, drove in that run in all six of his opportunities... went 6-for-22 with nine walks and a .500 on-base percentage in February... also finished the season strong with a 9-for-29 showing and .400 OBP in May... had two hits in Big Ten games against Michigan, Michigan State and Nebraska... batted .270 with 13 RBI while starting 16 of the final 19 games of the season. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Redshirted during his first year at Purdue as a transfer from Austin Peay.
Carlson played his first two seasons at Austin Peay State in Clarksville, Tenn.... helped APSU win the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title as well as two tournament titles... played in 41 games, making 21 starts, as a sophomore... started all four games of the 2013 NCAA Regional in Bloomington at second base... batted .235 with 11 RBI and 18 runs scored... appeared in eight games, starting twice, in 2012 before an injury in April ended his season... batted .364 with an RBI.
Under head coach Brian Blondell at Riley High School in South Bend, batted .411 as a senior with seven home runs and 22 RBI... was a First Team All-Northern Indiana Conference selection... was a 2011 Rawlings Preseason All-Central Region Honorable mention selection... ranked No.10 among Indiana players by Prep Baseball Report... as a junior batted .321 with 15 RBI with eight stolen bases... named to the 2010 and 2011 Under Armour Preseason All-America squads ... a 2010 Underclass Honorable Mention All-America selection by Perfect Game USA.
Full name is Brett Richard Carlson... born in South Bend, Ind.... parents are Richard Carlson and Lori Linville... also has an older sister Kelli... majoring in accounting and finance.