Brian Ghiselli
Brian  Ghiselli

RS Senior

West Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
West Lafayette

Last College:
Miami (Ohio)

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 226





Purdue Enjoys Memorable Turnaround Year

Annual season recap details all the highlights from entertaining campaign


Spring 2017 Graduates

75 Boilermakers earn undergraduate degree


Boilermakers Fall in Alexander Finale

Purdue enters final week with one-game lead in Big Ten Tournament chase


Boilermakers Host No. 16 Michigan

Purdue seniors to be honored before home finale, which will be live on BTN


Midweek Play Resumes vs. In-state Rivals

Wednesday's game vs. Butler feature two of most-improved teams in the country


Brian Ghiselli, 2016 Action

Collection of action photos from the 2016 season.


Corpus Christi Weekend

Corpus Christi Weekend Photo Gallery


Western Carolina Weekend

Baseball Opens at Western Carolina Weekend

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Bulls
Favorite Athlete: Brian Scalabrine
Favorite Pro Stadium: Wrigley Field
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): Arkansas
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: Back-to-Back Home Runs
Favorite Marquee Sporting Event: World Series
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: Dad
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Harry Shipley
Current MLB Hitter He'd Like to Face: Kyle Schwarber
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Al Capone
In His MP3 Player: The Beatles
Last Concert He Attended: O.A.R.
Favorite Author: Mario Puzo
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Chris Pratt, Julia Roberts & Christopher Nolan
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Varsity Blues
Favorite Sci-Fi Series: Futurama
Show He Can't Stop Watching: Stranger Things
Dream Car: El Camino
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Turkey Sandwich
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golf
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Golf
Favorite Purdue Building: Rawls Hall
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Panama City, Panama
Country He'd Like to Visit: Turkey
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Grass
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: First appearance at Western Carolina in 2015
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Huseyin Gulen, Management
Furry Friend: Tippi, Beagle-Lab Mix

2017 Season
Academic All-Big Ten... Pitched in 11 games and started the finale of the season-opening series at Texas State as well as the midweek game vs. Butler… worked a career-high 5 2/3 innings of one-run relief vs. Valparaiso, striking out a career-high eight… pitched in Big Ten games vs. Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota as well as the Big Ten Tournament game vs. Nebraska… worked 3 1/3 innings of one-run relief in the home game vs. Indiana State… also pitched at least three innings against Texas State, Cal State Northridge and Louisville... served as vice president of the Boilermaker Athletic Council during the 2016-17 school year. Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

2016 Season
Academic All-Big Ten... Ghiselli pitched in 19 games and started the midweek game at Indiana State... pitched at least four innings six times, including a career-high five innings of effective relief vs. Eastern Michigan and Northwestern... made 16 of his 19 appearances after March 19, sharing the team lead in appearances during that stretch... struck out four of the seven batters he faced over an inning and two-thirds of one-hit relief in the midweek game against IPFW in Kokomo... made at least one appearance in six of the eight Big Ten series... gave up only one earned run over at least four innings in outings against Ohio, Louisville, EMU, Northwestern and IPFW... pitched in eight of the 10 midweek games, recording a 3.47 ERA and .279 batting average against in a team-high 23 1/3 innings... made three appearances during Purdue's six-game April homestand, surrendering just one earned run and one walk over seven innings. Individual Game-by-Game Stats

2015 Season
Ghiselli pitched in 10 games, making two starts... started games against Sam Houston State and Gonzaga, both being nightcaps of neutral-site doubleheaders... pitched in Big Ten games against Maryland Michigan State... was the first man out of the bullpen in the season opener against Western Carolina... worked hitless innings of relief against Ball State and IPFW (twice)... pitched a season-high three innings of relief in the midweek home game against Indiana State. Individual Game-by-Game Stats

Redshirted as a transfer from Miami (Ohio)... pitched in the Great Lakes League All-Star Game after a strong first half for the Lake Erie Monarchs.

Previous College
Played at Miami (Ohio) in his first collegiate season... made six appearances with one start... worked 9.1 innings, giving 15 hits and five walks, while striking out three... his longest outing of the year was 2 2/3 innings in his first collegiate appearance... lasted two innings on two other occasions, including his first career start on April 10 vs. Xavier in the Joe Nuxhall Classic... worked a scoreless outing in an inning of relief against Kent State.

High School
Lettered three years at West Lafayette High School for coach Joel Strode... named all-conference three times... was selected as all-area twice, as a junior and senior... posted an 8-2 record and 0.70 ERA in 2012... struck out 60 in 50 innings pitched... named the team's Most Valuable Player... was selected to participate in the Indiana North/South All-Star Game... the Red Devils finished 14-8 overall... played two years of basketball... a member of the honor roll for three years.

Full name is Brian Richard Ghiselli... born in Sandwich, Illinois... parents are Richard and Carol Ghiselli... family also includes older siblings Carl, Eric and Olivia... his father and three siblings are all Purdue alumni... his father also has a PhD from Purdue and is the head of the university's hospitality and tourism management department... majoring in actuarial science/math statistics.



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