The Boilermakers take on Ball State in Muncie. Photos by Brenda Krieg.
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Archi Cianfrocco
In His MP3 Player: Snoop Dogg
Last Concert He Attended: Tribal Seeds
Favorite Author: Brian Cote
Favorite Actor & Actress: Edward Norton & Natalie Portman
Favorite Month: Novemeber
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: California Burritos
Favorite Purdue Building: Forestry
Favorite Big City: San Diego
Unique Travel Locale: Japan
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Ireland
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Scoring the game-winning run in 2012 walk-off win against Louisville at Lambert Field
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Surfing & Hiking
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Dr. Barny Dunning, Agriculture
Furry Friend: Chipper, Cockerspanial
2013 Season Academic All-Big Ten... Cianfrocco played in 42 games and made 34 starts, primarily at first base... started the final nine games of the season, including all three games of the Michigan and Iowa series... also started all three games of the Samford, Ohio State and Northwestern series... hit safely in all three games of the Northwestern (4-for-11) and Michigan (4-for-13) series... tied his career high with four RBI thanks to a pair of two-out, two-run hits in the series finale win against Southern Illinois... drew the first Purdue walk at Alexander Field (ninth inning of March 22 game vs. Ohio State)... batted .310 (9-for-29) in Big Ten road games... homered at Ball State for the second year in a row... hit safely in five consecutive games twice... doubled twice and scored twice in the game two win at Illinois-Chicago... reached base safely six times in 20 plate appearances in the sweep of Penn State... had two hits in games against NCAA Tournament teams like Mississippi State and Illinois... drove in a pair of runs in the spring break trip win at Cincinnati... threw out the potential tying run at the plate from foul territory down the right field line in game two win at Evansville.
2012 Season Academic All-big Ten... Cianfrocco played in 48 games, making 37 of his 42 starts at first base... his 37 starts at first base were tops on the team... also pitched in relief in wins against Notre Dame and Southern Miss early in the season... started 20 of the 24 Big Ten games and three of the six postseason contests... did not commit an error in 197 defensive chances in Big Ten play... batted .300 with runners in scoring position and .346 with two outs... recorded 12 of his 25 RBI with two outs in an inning... homered in game three of the Wichita State series and during the 12-run sixth inning in the midweek win at Ball State... finished the Ball State win with three hits and three RBI... reached base safely twice and scored twice in the 10-run ninth inning rally at UCLA, finishing the comeback win with three hits, two RBI and three runs... recorded three RBI in Big Ten wins against Ohio State and Northwestern... hit safely in all three games of the Ohio State, Northwestern and Nebraska series... enjoyed a big day in the Big Ten-opening doubleheader sweep at Ohio State, going 3-for-10 with five RBI... recorded an RBI in all three games of the Ohio State series... had two hits in the NCAA Regional game against Kent State, doubling and coming around to score to leadoff the second inning.
2011 Season Academic All-Big Ten... Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 28)... Cianfrocco played in 32 games, making 26 starts as a position player and pitching in relief five times... did not make his collegiate debut on the mound until May 1 but was the first reliever used out of the bullpen in the Big Ten Tournament... earned his first collegiate win with an inning and two-thirds of shutout relief in the series opener against Iowa... garnered Big Ten Player of the Week honors for a monster series at Morehead State that saw him record multiple hits in all four games and hit for the cycle over the course of the weekend... was not charged with an error in 58 defensive chances while seeing action in right field and first base as well as pitcher... started games at designated hitter (15), first base (6) and right field (5)... missed about a month of the season with a shoulder injury suffered in the opener of the spring break trip... reached base safely 45 percent of the time when leading off an inning... batted .296 with runners in scoring position... with a runner on third and less than two outs, plated that runner in six of his seven opportunities... left-handed batters were 1-for-13 against him... posted a seven-game hitting streak early in the season and later reached base safely in 11 consecutive games in the middle of the campaign... batted .481 (13-for-27) with five extra-base hits and a team-high 11 runs scored in February... went 9-for-21 with four-extra base hits and three walks during the early-season eight-game win streak... after returning from injury, went 7-for-21 with four RBIs and four runs scored during the nine-game road stretch in April... batted .412 with eight extra-base hits in true road games... Big East/Big Ten Challenge (Feb. 18-20): reached base safely three times in the season-opening win against Connecticut; doubled and scored in the Pittsburgh victory... at Morehead State (Feb. 26-27): scored twice in all four games of the series, finishing the weekend 10-for-16 with four extra-base hits and five RBIs... at Tennessee-Martin (March 11-13): doubled and singled in his first two at-bats of the series opener before suffering his shoulder injury while fouling off a pitch his third time up... Michigan (April 8-10): returned to the lineup in the series opener; doubled, walked and scored in the finale of the weekend set... at Penn State (April 15-17): started the first two games of the series, going 2-for-4 with an RBI in the series-opening win... at Illinois-Chicago (April 20): hit safely and scored a run in each of his first three at-bats of the midweek win, driving in a pair of runs... Indiana (April 30-May 1): singled twice, walked and scored a run in the game two win and made his mound debut in the series finale, working an inning of relief... at Michigan State (May 6-8): drew three free passes and drove in a run with a sac fly in the series opener; singled, scored a run and worked a season-high 2 2/3 innings of one-run relief in the middle game... Ball State (May 11): started at first base, marking his first action defensively since his shoulder injury... Illinois (May 13-15): started the first two games of the series, including the opener at first base, and worked a scoreless inning of relief in game two... Illinois-Chicago (May 17): delivered a sacrifice fly and scored a run as the designated hitter, making his final plate appearances of the season... Iowa (May 19-21): struck out three of the seven batters he faced over an inning and two-thirds of relief in the series-opening comeback win... at Big Ten Tournament (May 25-27): pitched to three batters, striking out the first batter he faced, in the ninth inning of tourney-opening win against Penn State.
2010 Season Cianfrocco played in 43 games and started 30 times, seeing action as a corner outfielder, first base and designated hitter ... took over as the starting right fielder for much of the stretch run ... started 16 of the 24 Big Ten games ... reached base safely a team-best 55 percent of the time when leading off an inning ... batted a team-best .321 in true road games ... batted .316 with more walks than strikeouts in April ... hit safely in all three games of the Penn State and Illinois series ... Big East/Big Ten Challenge (Feb. 26-March 1): drove in a run in each of his first collegiate plate appearances, delivering a pinch hit RBI single against Cincinnati and a sacrifice fly vs. West Virginia ... at Southern Illinois (March 5-7): started game two of the series at first base, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored ... at Eastern Kentucky (March 16-17): went 3-for-5 in the midweek series, going 2-for-3 as the starting first baseman in game one ... Chicago State (March 26-27): started the first two games of the series sweep, connecting for a three-run homer in the opener ... at Michigan (April 9-11): started the series opener and finale, finishing the set 4-for-9 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored; had two hits and an RBI in both games he started ... Penn State (April 16-18): started all three games at DH, going 4-for-9 with a double, two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored ... Michigan State (May 8-10): started all three games of the series in the outfield, hitting a three-run homer in opener ... at Illinois (May 14-16): started all three games of the series in the outfield, finishing the weekend 3-for-6 with a double, three free passes and a run scored ... Big Ten Tournament (May 26-28): played in all four games, starting the tourney opener vs. Iowa and the win against Indiana; doubled, scored and knocked in a run vs. the Hoosiers. High School Two-year varsity letterwinner in baseball at Westview High School in San Diego, Calif. ... First team All-San Diego County as a senior ... Member of the 2009 Valley League championship team ... Second team all-county as a junior ... Named to the Southern California All-Star Team as a junior.
Personal Full name is Angelo Dominic Cianfrocco ... Born Nov. 24, 1990 in Rome, N.Y. ... Son of Archi and Maria Cianfrocco ... Father played collegiate baseball at Purdue and professional ball with the Montreal Expos and San Diego Padres ... Has three sisters, Tess, Katy and Anna ... Majoring in natural resources planning and decision making.