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Harry Shipley
Harry  Shipley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fishers, Ind.

High School:
Indianapolis Cathedral

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 165

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
06/20/1995

Bats/Throws:
Left/Right

02/24/2018

Walk-off Headlines Friday Wins in Texas

Hofstra, Cheaney and Kornacker team up to retire 29 of 31 batters faced

02/22/2018

Baseball Set for 4 Games in San Antonio

Boilermakers take on UND, SLU and Incarnate Word at minor league stadium

02/18/2018

Hunter, McGowan Lead Hit Parade

Boilermakers complete sweep to open the season 3-0 for the first time since 2012

02/18/2018

Pitching, Homers Key Opening Day Wins

Andrews shines with nine Ks over 6 2/3 innings, McGowan homers twice

02/16/2018

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

11/29/2016

Harry Shipley, 2016 Action

A collection of action photos from the 2016 season.

09/16/2015

Harry Shipley, 2015

2015 action photos of Harry Shipley

05/14/2015

Purdue vs. Penn State

Purdue wins the series opener 8-2 against Penn State

03/10/2015

Corpus Christi Weekend

Corpus Christi Weekend Photo Gallery

03/10/2015

Phoenix Weekend Photo Gallery

Phoenix Weekend Photo Gallery

2018 / AS A SENIOR
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

2017 / AS A JUNIOR
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
• Started all 56 games at shortstop
• Will enter his senior year having started 163 of the 164 games since the start of 2015
• Delivered the two-out, game-winning single in the April 29 walk-off win vs. Saint Louis
• First Boilermaker with 20 steals in a season since 2005
• Hit by a pitch 58 times in his career, breaking Purdue's all-time record (55) May 13
• His 11 XBHs were more than he had in underclassman seasons combined (8)
• Led Big Ten with 12 sac bunts and 10th in runs scored (42) through the end of the regular season
• Hit his first collegiate home run at Southeast Missouri
• Posted a 4-hit game in the home win vs. Fort Wayne

2016 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Individual Game-by-Game Stats
• Started all 53 games in which played, all at shortstop
• Did not play the middle game of the Northwestern series in early May, the only game he missed in his first two seasons, ending his consecutive games started streak at 96
• Led the Big Ten with 18 hit by pitch, second most in program history
• With 34 career hit by pitch, he's already moved into seventh place on Purdue's all-time list
• Also ranked third in the Big Ten with nine sacrifice bunts
• With 40 free passes, compiled an on-base percentage (.347) .169 points better than his batting average, the largest differential on the team
• Contributed to 28 of Purdue's 38 double played turned
• Committed just one error over the first 19 games of the season and ranked among the best shortstops in the Big Ten with .970 fielding percentage
• Was fifth in the Big Ten with 173 defensive assists through the end of the regular season
• Reached base safely in nine consecutive games from March 27 through April 12, batting .385 (10-for-26) with a .529 on-base during that stretch
• Hit safely in all three games of the Penn State series during that stretch
• Reached base safely in nine of his 11 plate appearances in the Indiana series, becoming the first Boilermaker to post an .800 on-base with at least 10 plate appearances in a three-game series since March 2011
• Reached base safely four times via two singles and two free passes in the finale of the IU series, driving in the tying run with a two-out single in the eighth inning
• Also reached base safely four times, scoring twice and driving in two runs in the home win vs. Ball State
• Had three hits in the midweek game against IPFW in Kokomo
• Posted multi-hit games in Big Ten play against Nebraska, Penn State, Indiana and Maryland
• From March 1 through the end of April, had 17 walks vs. 12 strikeouts
• Batted .265 with a .419 on-base in Big Ten road games
• Worked a scoreless ninth inning in the midweek home game against Indiana State in his collegiate debut on the mound

2015 / AS A FRESHMAN
Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (May 18)
• Started all 54 games at shortstop, one of only two Boilermakers to start every game in 2015
• Became the first freshman to start every game during head coach Doug Schreiber's 17-year tenure
• Recognized as the team's newcomer of the year
• Manned shortstop for 469 of the 473 innings in which Purdue was in the field
• Batted leadoff in the final 28 games of the year
• Recorded 184 defensive assists to lead the Big Ten through the end of the regular season
• Also contributed to 39 of the 54 double plays to help Purdue lead the Big Ten through the end of the regular season
• Was hit by a pitch a Big Ten-high 16 times, establishing a new Purdue freshman record as well as the fourth-highest season total in program history
• Posted a pair of three-hit games against IPFW and also had three hits vs. Indiana State
• Doubled twice and drove in a season-high five runs in the April 15 win vs. IPFW
• Went 14 consecutive games without an error from Feb. 22 through March 20
• Also committed only one error over the final 14 games of the year
• Posted a 10-game hit streak from April 15-28 and a 15-game reached base safely streak from April 7 through May 1
• Also hit safely in the final seven games of the season
• Hit safely in all three games of the Butler, Michigan, Maryland and Nebraska series
• Was intentionally walked twice in the 12-inning walk-off win vs. Sam Houston State
• Recorded a two-out RBI single in each of his first two games as a Boilermaker
• Reached base 40 percent of the time when leading off an inning
• With a runner on third and less than two outs, plated that runner in seven of his eight opportunities
• Led the team with 19 two-out hits while also recording nine of his 16 RBI with two outs
• Batted a team-best .359 with a .500 OBP in home games
• Batted .378 in midweek play
• Batted .333 with a .451 on-base in April
• Reached base safely in 17 of his 33 plate appearances during spring break
• With four singles and four walks during the Butler series, reached base safely in eight of his 12 plate appearances
• Finished the six-game April homestand 9-for-23 with a .500 OBP
• Went 6-for-21 and scored a team-high six times during the season-ending five-game win streak

HIGH SCHOOL
• Was a four-year varsity letter-winner for coach Rich Andriole at Indianapolis Cathedral High School
• Started at shortstop as an upperclassman, earning first team all-city honors both years
• Batted .471 with nine doubles and five triples to win district player of the year and honorable mention all-state acclaim as a senior
• Was also selected for the North/South All-Star Game
• Batted .389 as a junior
• Batted .417 as a sophomore to garner the team's most improved player award
• Second team all-city honoree as a sophomore as well
• Also played basketball as an underclassman
• Helped lead Cathedral to three straight Indianapolis city titles as well as a regional and semi-state championships in 2011 and 2013
• Also part of a city championship team with basketball in 2012
• Four-year high honor roll student
• National Honor Society

PERSONAL
• Major: Pre-Professional Health and Human Sciences (Pre-Med)
• Full name is John Harrison Shipley
• Born in Muncie, Ind
• Parents are Kevin and Therese Shipley
• Family also includes older siblings Jordan and Peter
• His father played baseball and his mother played softball at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: New York Knicks
Favorite Athlete: Kristaps Porzingis
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: Kevin Shipley, Father
Favorite Playoff Format: NCAA Tournament
Unique Baseball Feat He Witnessed: Played in a perfect game during summer ball in Palm Springs, California
Favorite Pro Stadium: Madison Square Garden
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): Victory Field
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Tanner Andrews
MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Aroldis Chapman
Celeb or Pro Athlete He'd Like to Meet: Lavar Ball
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Barack Obama
In His MP3 Player: 50 Cent
Favorite Author: J.K. Rowling
Last Book He Read: The Audacity of Hope
Favorite Multi-Media App: Netflix
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Zach Galifianakis, Jennifer Aniston & Peter Jackson
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Norbit
Favorite Super-Hero: Batman
Show He Can't Stop Watching: Shameless
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Watermelon
Favorite Dessert: Snow Cones
Favorite Purdue Building: Co-Rec
Favorite Big City: New York City
Unique Travel Locale: Canada
Country He'd Like to Visit: England
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Ice Skating
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Grass
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: Winning Games
Hidden Talent: Ping-Pong
Most Memorable Week at Purdue: 2017 Big Ten Tournament
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Marcy Towns, Chemistry
Animal Friends: Ralph, Ralph II, Ralph III, Ralph IV, Ralph V - Fish

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