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Bryce Bonner
Bryce  Bonner

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Allen, Texas

High School:
Jesuit College Prep

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180

Position:
C

Birthdate:
08/06/1997

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

02/22/2018

Baseball Set for 4 Games in San Antonio

Boilermakers take on UND, SLU and Incarnate Word at minor league stadium

02/18/2018

Pitching, Homers Key Opening Day Wins

Andrews shines with nine Ks over 6 2/3 innings, McGowan homers twice

02/15/2018

Boilermakers Begin New Season

Purdue won 19 of its 29 games last season away from Alexander Field

01/26/2018

Boilermakers Open Preseason Practice

Purdue planning to scrimmage at Grand Park in Westfield on Jan. 26 and 27

06/13/2017

Purdue's Most Memorable Games of 2017

Boilermakers were part of numerous thrillers during turnaround campaign

2018 / AS A SOPHOMOREIndividual Game-by-Game Statistics

2017 / AS A FRESHMAN
Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
Big Ten All-Freshman Team
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
• Played in 47 games, making 38 starts
• Made a team-high 33 starts at catcher and five at designated hitter
• Opened the season as the backup catcher but played his way into the everyday lineup
• Led the Boilermakers in walks (26) while ranking third in doubles (13) and OPS (.811)
• Only the fourth Purdue freshman to record 13 doubles
• First freshman since 2006 to lead the team in walks
• Team's first qualifying freshman of the BBCOR bat era (2011-present) to post an .800-plus OPS
• Started 25 straight games from March 31 to May 13, including 14 consecutive games at catcher during that stretch
• Was behind the plate for every inning of the Boilermakers' second seven-game win streak of the season; during that streak, Purdue did not trail for 57 consecutive innings
• Caught 122 consecutive innings from April 18 to May 12
• Had a double in four straight games on the spring break trip and 12 doubles in a span of 66 at-bats from March 11 to April 18
• Reached base safely in 12 straight Big Ten games from April 8 to May 12
• Reached base safely in the first 13 games of the season in which he started
• Debuted in impressive fashion, putting together eight productive plate appearances in nine trips to the dish over the final two games of the season-opening series at Texas State
• Had three hits and four RBI in his collegiate debut and also posted a three-hit effort in the game two win at Ohio State
• Homered in the game two win vs. Indiana
• Drove in a run in four straight games in which he played on the spring break trip
• Batted .315 with 10 doubles and a .409 on-base percentage in true road games
• Batted. .303 with six doubles and six walks in March to earn more playing time
• Registered a .417 on-base percentage in April, good for second on the team

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year letterwinner for coach Brian Jones at Jesuit College Prep of Dallas
• Three-year first team all-district catcher
• Third team all-state and all-state tournament honoree as a senior, batting .317 with a .420 on-base and 35 RBI
• Helped lead his team to the 2016 UIL 6A state title
• Three-year defensive team MVP, winning the award as freshman, junior and senior
• Batted .387 with a .465 OBP and 16 RBI as a junior
• Batted .287 with 17 RBI as a sophomore after also driving in 19 runs as a freshman

PERSONAL
• Major: Accounting
• Full name is Bryce Patrick Bonner
• Born in Katy, Texas
• Parents are Patrick and Tanesha Bonner
• Family also includes brothers Kelvin, Ryan and Tiger

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Houston Astros
Favorite Athlete: Ray Lewis
Favorite Marquee Event: College World Series
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: Patrick Bonner, Dad
Favorite Field He's Played at (Besides Alexander): Minute Maid Park
Favorite Pro Stadium: Globe Life Park
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Gareth Stroh
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Clayton Kershaw
Celeb or Pro Athlete He'd Like to Meet: Jose Altuve
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Kevin Hart
In His MP3 Player: Nav
Last Concert He Attended: Waka Flocka
Would Love to See HimPlay Purdue: Drake
Last Book He Read: The Great Gatsby
Favorite Multi-Media App: Spotify
Favorite Actor & Actress: Denzel Washington & Gabrielle Union
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Friday Night Lights
Favorite Super-Hero: The Incredible Hulk
Show He Can't Stop Watching: Stranger Things
Favorite Video Game: NBA 2K
Favorite Month: August
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Meal: Orange Chicken
Favorite Dessert: Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hunting
Another Sport He Enjoys: Football
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Victoria, British Columbia
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Indoor Facility
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: The Team Atmosphere
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: Comeback Win at Indiana State
Furry Friend: Max, Lab

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