Photos of Purdue's weekend series at Rice, courtesy of Ricardo Arrechea, Pedro Arrechea, John Cox & Georgia Palkowetz
Purdue Personal Preferences Favortie Athlete: Derek Jeter
Favorite Pro Stadium: United Center
Current Teammate Most Likely to Become a Coach: Connor Podkul
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Sean McHugh
Current MLB Hitter He'd Most Like to Face: Derek Jeter
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Johnny Cash
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Bullpen
In His MP3 Player: Lee Brice
Last Concert He Attended: Country Thunder Fest in Wisconsin
Favorite Author: Stephen King
Film Favorites Actor: Brad Pitt, Actress: Jennifer Aniston, Director: Quentin Tarantino
Favorite Month: November
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: Mac & Cheese
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Phoenix
Unique Travel Locale: Alaska
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Australia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Water skiing
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Furry Friend: Bevo, Cat
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Winning 2012 Big Ten Title at Lambert
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Julian Romero, Economics
2014 Season Academic All-Big Ten... Eichmann pitched in 28 games, all in relief... moved into seventh place on the Purdue single-season list with the 28 appearances... pitched in each of the first 10 Big Ten games and 15 total, good for third on the Purdue single-season list in league play... led the conference in appearances in Big Ten play... Mr. Boilermaker Award recipient for positive attitude... allowed only 12 of 44 inherited runners to score (27 percent)... allowed inherited runners to score in seven of the 23 appearances in which he entered the game with runners aboard... ranked tied for second in appearances in the Big Ten through the end of the regular season and sixth overall... pitched in all three games of the Rice, Illinois, Penn State and Michigan State series... was charged with a run just once in a stretch of 14 appearances from March 1 through April 11, compiling a 1.69 ERA and .140 batting average against over 16 innings pitched during that stretch... retired all 12 batters he faced over three appearances in the Penn State series... struck out a career-high five of the eight batters he faced over 2 1/3 innings of hitless relief in the win at Butler... also pitched 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief to earn the victory in the walk-off win against Butler at Alexander Field, giving him five hitless innings against the Bulldogs in 2014... worked 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief in the series final at LSU... pitched two innings of one-hit relief in the opener of the Iowa series... threw a season-high three innings of relief in the series finale at Southern Illinois... surrendered only three hits in 10 1/3 innings pitched at home, good for a .091 batting average against. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
2013 Season Eichmann pitched in eight games and started the midweek game at Indiana State... worked 7 2/3 innings of one-run relief against Butler for his finest outing of the season... his outing against Butler was the longest relief appearance by a Purdue pitcher since at least the beginning of the 2008 season... it also ranked as the fourth longest outing of the 2013 season by a Purdue pitcher; only senior starter Robert Ramer recorded more outs in a game... pitched in Big Ten games against Ohio State, Northwestern and Nebraska, working a scoreless inning of relief versus OSU... was the first man out of the bullpen in the season-opening win against Connecticut... made his first collegiate start at Indiana State but did not enjoy the same success he had against Butler.
2012 Season Eichmann pitched in three games, all in relief... did not surrender an earned run over four innings... worked an inning of scoreless relief in his college debut, a win against Western Carolina... struck out two of the six batters he faced in his inning of relief at Wichita State... also fanned a pair in two innings of one-hit relief in the win against IPFW at Parkview Field in Downtown Fort Wayne.
High School Eichmann was a four-year letter-winner at Libertyville High School in suburban Chicago... finished his high school career with a 17-3 record and 2.15 ERA, earning all-conference and all-area honors as a senior and sophomore... went 6-3 with a 2.05 ERA as a senior team captain... compiled an 8-0 record and 2.31 ERA as a sophomore... also impressed as a junior with a 3-0 record and 1.89 ERA... two-time all-academic honoree as an upperclassman... also played basketball, serving as a team captain on the freshman & sophomore teams.
Personal Full name is Joseph Robert Eichmann... born Nov. 5, 1992 in Lake Forest, Ill.... Son of John and Sarah Eichmann... family also includes younger sister Claire... double major in economics and management has a career ambition of becoming an entrepreneur and owning a business.