Boilermakers win final five games & six of the last seven; Kyle Wood wins team triple crown.
Top 10 list & honorable mention collection chronicles ups & downs of 2015.
Wood claims the first team triple crown since 2007; Eichmann fans nine over 5 2/3 innings.
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Special AYCE ticket special Friday; Boiler Block party beer garden open Friday & Saturday.
Corpus Christi Weekend Photo Gallery
Phoenix Weekend Photo Gallery
Brett Haan, 2014 Photo Gallery
The Boilermakers host Michigan for a weekend series at Alexander Field. Photos by David Wegiel & Michael Ringor.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Ball Player: Jon Lester
Favorite Pro Stadium: Wrigley Field
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): Victory Field
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: Fighting for a Home Run Ball in the Bleachers at Wrigley
Favorite Playoff Format: NCAA Tournament
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Kyle Wood
Current MLB Hitter He'd Like to Face: Javier Baez
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Bobby Stocker
In His MP3 Player: Drake
Last Concert He Attended: Drake
Favorite Writer: Dr. Seuss
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Will Smith, Jennifer Lawrence & Christopher Nolan
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Semi-Pro
Favorite Month: April
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golf
Another Sport He Enjoys: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Hicks Library
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Calgary, Alberta
Country He'd Like to Visit: Australia
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Mound
Most Memorable Games at Purdue: 2014 Black & Gold Series
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Jacob Boswell, Math
Haan pitched in 13 games, all as a weekend starter... also started the nightcap of the season finale doubleheader against Penn State that was rained out in the fifth inning... induced a team-high 10 ground ball double plays in 59 1/3 innings pitched... surrendered only one earned run over a career-high seven innings in his win against Northern Illinois... also struck out a season-high six vs. NIU... also helped lead Purdue to wins against Sam Houston State and Nebraska with five innings of two-run ball... took a tough-luck no-decision after a quality outing against nationally ranked Iowa in which he gave up just one earned run over six-plus innings... also kept Purdue in the game against NCAA Tournament qualifiers Illinois (4 IP, 3 R) and Michigan (5 2/3 IP, 4 R)... the Boilermakers won his final two starts of the season at Michigan State and Nebraska. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Haan pitched in 14 games, making five starts... started Big Ten series finales against Penn State, Michigan State and Michigan along with the neutral-site game against Butler and the midweek game at Indiana State... induced six ground ball double plays in 29 innings pitched, the best ratio on the team... worked five shutout innings versus PSU to help lead Purdue to its only shutout win of the season... also gave the Boilers a chance to win with 4 1/3 innings of two-run ball in the finale of the Michigan State series... worked four innings of scoreless relief in the 16-inning marathon with Southern Illinois... pitched 3 2/3 innings of one-run relief in the finale of the Illinois series... worked two scoreless frames in the home-opening win against IPFW... made two relief appearances in the Rice and San Diego State series. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Haan played his first two college seasons at Parkland College in Champaign, Ill.... helped lead Parkland to 40 wins in 2012... had two wins and two saves as a sophomore, highlighted by a three-hit shutout in a win against Kellogg CC... surrendered 24 hits in 28 1/3 innings pitched as a freshman.
Haan was a four-year letter-winner for coach Tim Bordenet at Central Catholic High School in Lafayette... helped Central Catholic win three straight IHSAA Class A state championships from 2009-11, the team compiling a combined 81-20 record in those seasons... team MVP, all-state honoree and North South All-Star as a senior... two-time all-area honoree as an upperclassman... also a standout on the basketball court, winning Lafayette Journal and Courier Small School Area Player of the Year honors each of his upperclassman seasons... averaged 23 points and eight rebounds per game as a senior after scoring 16 points per game as a junior... also played football as an underclassman.
Full name is Brett Patrick Haan... born in Lafayette, Ind.... parents are Pat and Traci Haan, both Purdue alumni... family also includes sisters Stephanie, Alex, Megan and Annie... sister Alex also attends Purdue... majoring in agribusiness management.