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
Picchiotti's game-tying single in the seventh punctuates Black's three-run rally
Vilardo connects for his first home run as a Boilermaker.
Boilermakers lead for all of game one after scoring four times in the first inning.
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Bulls
Favorite Athlete: Brian Scalabrine
Favorite Pro Stadium: Wrigley Field
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): Wrigley Field
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: Back to back home runs
Favorite Marquee Sporting Event: World Series
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Harry Shipley
Current MLB Pitcher 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: Daniel Craig, Julia Roberts & Christopher Nolan
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Varsity Blues
Favorite Super-Hero/Sci-Fi Series: Futurama
Favorite TV Series: Twin Peaks
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: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Rawls Hall
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Panama City, Panama
Country He'd Like to Visit: England
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Grass
Most Memorable Game/Moment at Purdue: First appearance at Western Carolina in 2014
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Jeff Beckley, Math
Furry Friend: Tippi, Beagle-Lab Mix
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.
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.
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, Ill.... 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.