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Gareth Stroh
Gareth  Stroh

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kearney, Neb.

High School:
Gibbon

Last College:
Coffeyville CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
10/22/1996

Bats/Throws:
Left/Left

02/15/2018

Boilermakers Begin New Season at Baylor

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

08/20/2017

Boilermakers Back In Action

Student-athletes, coaches, administrators kick off school year

06/13/2017

Purdue's Most Memorable Games of 2017

Boilermakers were part of numerous thrillers during turnaround campaign

06/05/2017

Purdue Enjoys Historic Turnaround Year

Annual season recap details all the highlights from entertaining campaign

2017 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Third Team All-Big Ten
Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (April 24)
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
• Pitched in 16 games, making a start in all 15 weekends
• Earned a save in the win at Indiana State in his lone relief appearance
• Recorded seven official quality starts, including four in his last five outings of the regular season
• Limited Minnesota to six singles over seven innings of one-run ball in the win that clinched a Big Ten Tournament berth
• Was Purdue's top pitcher after the start of Big Ten play, working a team-high 63 innings with a 2.43 ERA and .224 average against in his 10 appearances from March 25 to May 19
• Threw a complete game two-hitter vs. Illinois, retiring 27 of 29 batters faced, to win Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors
• Purdue's first pitcher to be an All-Big Ten honoree since 2012
• Delivered a much-needed quality start in the game two win at Ohio State, retiring 13 of the first 14 batters and working 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball
• Became Purdue's first left-hander to start on the mound since Jordan Minch made the last of his 25 career starts in May 2014
• Was still on the mound to start the eighth inning in wins vs. Ohio State and Northwestern, surrendering just one run in both starts
• Also gave up just one run in strong outings at Little Rock (6 IP) and Iowa (5 2/3)
• Worked six innings of three-run ball in series-clinching win vs. Indiana
• Limited Maryland to four hits and two runs over 5 1/3 innings at the Big Ten Tournament

PREVIOUS COLLEGE
• Pitched at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas, as a freshman
• Appeared in 21 games, making 12 starts and recording 67 strikeouts in 70 innings pitched
• Helped the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters win the 2016 Northwoods League title, recording five wins and 55 strikeouts over 60 innings pitched in his 11 regular-season starts
• Also worked 4 1/3 innings of one-run ball, striking out six, in his playoff start

HIGH SCHOOL
• His high school did not sponsor baseball so he ran track in the spring while also playing football and basketball at Gibbon High School in south central Nebraska
• Played legion baseball in the summer, helping his team win the class C Nebraska state title in 2014
• Also part of a Lorp Platte championship team in basketball
• All A honor roll student and Nebraska boys state attendee
• National Honor Society
• Homecoming king

PERSONAL
• Major: Organizational Leadership
• Full name is Gareth Luke Stroh
• Born in Lincoln, Nebraska
• Parents are Paul and Deb Stroh
• Family also includes younger brothers Devin and Seth
• His mother played volleyball at the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Coach: John Wooden
Favorite Marquee Event: World Cup
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: John Halama, Summer Pitching Coach
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Drew Bertram
Current MLB Hitter He'd Like to Face: Miguel Cabrera
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Bill Walton
In His MP3 Player: Kevin Gates
Favorite Actor: Will Ferrell
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Step Brothers
Show He Can't Stop Watching: Game of Thrones
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Dessert: Parfait
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skiing
Another Sport He Enjoys: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Brees Center
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Country He'd Like to Visit: New Zealand
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: It's big, so fewer home runs are given up

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