De LaRiva gets a big out in the seventh to escape bases-loaded jam
Double plays, slick defense & strong pitching help Black Team even series
Boilermakers are 6-1 vs. UIC dating back to 2011.
McHugh (10) & Johnson (9) extend hitting streaks, Hudnall & Strong both drive in a pair.
Seven men come to the plate before Purdue records its first out in the fifth inning.
The Boilermakers host Michigan for a weekend series at Alexander Field. Photos by David Wegiel & Michael Ringor.
Baseball Hosts IPFW for the home opener at Alexander Field
Purdue Baseball takes on LSU in Baton Rouge. Photos by Brenda Krieg.
Photos of Purdue's weekend series at Rice, courtesy of Ricardo Arrechea, Pedro Arrechea, John Cox & Georgia Palkowetz
Eddie De LaRiva, 2013
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Ball Player: Robinson Cano
Favorite Pro Stadium: Soldier Field
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): Wrigley Field
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: A No-Hitter
Favorite Marquee Sporting Event: Super Bowl
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Kyle Wood
Current MLB Hitter He'd Like to Face: Robinson Cano
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Derek Jeter
In His MP3 Player: Luke Bryan
Last Concert He Attended: Blake Shelton
Favorite Writer: Adam Parkhouse
Favorite Actor: Jason Statham
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Major League
Favorite Month: September
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Purdue Building: Memorial Union
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Niagara Falls
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Ireland
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Football
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: Locker Room
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Pitching Against LSU
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Slaney Ross, English
Did not see action due to injury... redshirted.
De LaRiva pitched in eight games and started the finale of the San Diego State series... also made relief appearances against Tennessee, Rice, LSU, IPFW, Illinois-Chicago and Michigan... worked a 1-2-3 second inning in the finale at Rice... also put up a zero in the seventh inning of game two of the San Diego State series... faced a season-high 11 batters as the first man out of the bullpen at Illinois-Chicago. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
De LaRiva pitched in 14 games, making two starts... started the series finale at Evansville and the midweek opener against Butler... earned victories against Connecticut (2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K) and Samford (3 IP, 1 R, 2 K) early in the season... awarded with the win in his collegiate debut as Purdue defeated UConn in the season-opener... pitched in Big Ten games against Northwestern, Illinois, Nebraska and Michigan State... induced a big bases-loaded double play versus the second batter he faced in his Feb. 22 outing against Samford, setting the stage for his best outing of the season... worked a scoreless inning of relief in midweek games at Indiana State and home against Illinois-Chicago... struck out the side in the seventh inning while surrendering a run on two hits in the finale of the Northwestern series.
De LaRiva was a four-year letter-winner for coach Mike Zunica at St. Rita High School on the South Side of Chicago... three-year varsity starting pitcher went 12-1 as a junior to garner all-conference and all-area honors... posted a 5-2 record as a sophomore... went 9-1 for the freshman team in 2009... helped St. Rita win the 2009 summer state title and finish as the runner-up his sophomore and junior years.
Full name is Eduardo De LaRiva... born in Harvey, Ill.... parents are Hector, Sr. and Teresa De LaRiva... family also includes older brothers Hector, Jr. and Carlo... majoring in selling and sales management with a career ambition of owning restaurants.