Boilermakers finished the season with the third best winning percentage in the country.
Countdown begins with Honorable Mention & Games 11-20
Purdue is a Big Ten-best 172-110 (75-51 B1G) dating back to 2008.
Purdue selections include Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, seven All-Big Ten honorees.
Purdue suffers its first series loss of the Big Ten season.
A photo compilation of Purdue's 2012 Big Ten championship campaign
Purdue defeats Indiana State on a 10th-inning walk-off.
The 2012 baseball season at Lambert Field.
Purdue vs. Michigan
Purdue vs. MSU
Actor: James Van Der Beek, Actress: Betty White, Director: Ron Howard
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Independence Day
Favorite Food: Spaghettio's with meatballs
Favorite Purdue Building: Ford Dining Court
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Rosalee Clawson, Political Science
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Sweeping Indiana in 2011 Season
Favorite Big City: Reno, Nevada
Unique Travel Locale: Springfield, Ill.
Foreign Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Canada
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Yard Darts
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Duckpin Bowling
Furry Friend: Beer, Yellow Lab
Other Hobbies: Jenga
Academic All-Big Ten... Gunter pitched in 15 games, making seven starts... started a game each of the first seven weekends of the year before moving to the bullpen... earned wins in his starts against Charleston Southern and Murray State... also pitched well enough to win in the finale of the Ohio State series, working five innings of two-run ball... surrendered only one earned over 5 1/3 innings against Charleston Southern to help Purdue win the Auburn Tournament... followed that up with five innings of two-run ball to help Purdue finish a series sweep of Murray State... surrendered only one earned run over 4 2/3 innings in the finale of the Wichita State series... worked two innings of one-hit relief at Ball State and Illinois-Chicago in his first two appearances of the season out of the bullpen... pitched three innings one-run relief in the road win at Illinois State... induced a pair of inning-ending double play balls in his 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in the win against Indiana State, the final game in the history of Lambert Field.
Academic All-Big Ten... Gunter pitched in 15 games, making eight starts... joined the weekend rotation during the second half of the Big Ten season... earned victories in starts against Northwestern, IPFW (home) and Wabash... was also the winning pitcher in relief in victories against Ball State (road) and Indiana (series finale)... got the final out of the midweek opener at Louisville to earn a save... made starts in five of the last six weekends of the season... excelled in relief in the Indiana series, working 6 2/3 innings of one-run relief over two appearances... struck out a career-high seven over 5 1/3 innings in his start against Iowa... led Purdue to the rubber game win at Northwestern with 5 2/3 innings of three-hit ball in a spot start... posted a 3.62 ERA and .257 batting average against in Big Ten play, ranking ninth in conference play in average against... limited opposing batters to a .250 average with two outs in an inning... induced three ground ball double plays in 45 1/3 innings... went 2-0 with a save and a .243 batting average against in March... posted the same record in April while lowering his batting average against to .234, striking out 12 versus two walks in 12 2/3 innings... went 3-0 with 14 strikeouts and a .213 batting average against in his five midweek appearances... was 3-1 with a 2.77 ERA and .226 batting average against in his six appearances at home... Wabash (March 23): worked five innings of one-hit ball, striking out five while not issuing a walk in his first start of the season... IPFW (March 29): earned another midweek win at home, pitching four innings of one-run ball... at Ball State (April 12): earned the win in relief in the comeback victory after recording the final two outs of the eighth inning... at Northwestern (April 23-24): despite having not pitched in 10 days, led Purdue to a big rubber game win with 5 2/3 innings of three-hit, shutout ball; surrendered only three singles and did not issue a walk... Indiana (April 30-May 1): was the Boilers' standout performer in the three-game sweep, working 3 1/3 innings of relief in both the series opener and finale; earned the victory in the finale with 3 1/3 innings of one-hit ball in which he did not issue a walk... at Michigan State (May 6-8): started game two of the series, pitching 4 2/3 innings of four-run ball and taking the loss... Illinois (May 13-15): started game two of the series, giving up four earned runs over five innings and taking the loss... Iowa (May 19-21): kept Purdue in the game, which they rallied to win, with 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball; struck out six his first time through the Iowa lineup on the way to a career-high seven Ks... at Big Ten Tournament (May 25-27): started the round two game against Michigan State but suffered the loss after getting tagged for 4 run over an inning and a third.
Gunter pitched in a team-high 22 games and started four Big Ten games late in the season ... made starts against Indiana, Michigan State, Illinois and Iowa ... earned the victory in the opener of the Minnesota series and recorded all three of his saves on the spring break trip in wins against Le Moyne, Eastern Kentucky and Ohio ... limited opposing hitters to a team-best .186 average with two outs in an inning ... allowed only seven of 22 inherited base runners to score, good for a team-best 32 percent clip ... worked five innings of scoreless one-hit relief over four appearances on the spring break trip ... tallied 14 strikeouts vs. three walks with a 2.13 ERA in 12 2/3 innings pitched in March ... his best performance as a starter came in game two of the Michigan State series, limiting the Spartans to two runs over 5 1/3 innings ... struck out a season-high five over five innings in his start at Indiana ... longest relief out of the season was 3 2/3 innings of two-run work in the finale of the Michigan series ... also made relief appearances in Big Ten games against Penn State and Northwestern ... Big Ten Rankings: 10th in appearances ... Purdue Single-Season Rankings: 15th in appearances.
Did not see action ... sat out the season as a transfer.
Pitched at Toledo during his freshman season ... made eight appearances, including two starts ... went 0-2 with an 11.37 ERA in 12 2/3 innings pitched.
A 2007 graduate at Noblesville High School ... Four-year letterwinner in baseball ... Two-time all-county selection ... Received 2007 second-team preseason all-state recognition ... Went 2-3 with 4.48 ERA and 45 strikeouts as a senior, allowing 51 hits and 20 walks in 33.0 innings pitched ... After making first start of 2007 season, he missed next six weeks due to an appendectomy ... Finished 1-0 with 2.00 ERA and 25 strikeouts, six hits, six walks and three saves in 17.0 innings pitched in the 2007 postseason ... Pitched in six postseason contests as a senior ... All-County selection ... Team advanced to Indiana High School Baseball Final Four ... Squad finished second in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference as a senior (tied for highest all-time finish in school tory) ... Ended season with 23-10 record and lost in state semifinals to eventual state champions ... Went 4-8 with 0.80 ERA and 93 strikeouts, 40 hits and 30 walks in 61.0 innings pitched as a junior ... Rated top 10 in state in both ERA and strikeouts ... Noblesville Ledger co-Athlete of the Year ... Selected to All-Ledger Team by The Noblesville Ledger after interviews with area coaches ... Selected team's Most Outstanding Player ... First-team all-conference ... Indianapolis-North Dream Team honoree.
Full name is Calvin Scott Gunter ... Born July 20, 1988 ... Parents are Brad and Corinne Gunter ... Has a sister, Chelsea, and a brother, Connor ... Enjoys playing golf, as well as water and snow skiing ... Planning to major in political science.