Jewell goes deep; McGowan's three-run double highlights four-RBI effort
Wood claims the first team triple crown since 2007; Eichmann fans nine over 5 2/3 innings.
Illinois scores four times in the fifth and retires the final 15 Purdue hitters of the game.
Vilardo connects for his first home run as a Boilermaker.
Snidanko connects for a grand slam, drives in seven & finishes a single shy of the cycle.
Favorite Pro Team: Cincinnati Reds
Favorite Ball Player: Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez
Favorite Pro Stadium: Great American Ball Park
Favorite Marquee Sporting Event: World Series
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Shane Bryant
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Most Like to Face: Justin Verlander
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Michael Jordan
In His MP3 Player: Metallica
Last Concert He Attended: Mayhem Fest
Favorite Writer: J.R.R. Tolkien
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lawrence & George Lucas
Favorite Month: September
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Dessert: Dirt Pudding
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Camping, Fishing & Golfing
Another Sport He Enjoys: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Cincinnati
Unique Travel Locale: Niagara Falls
Island He'd Like to Visit: Puerto Rico
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Clubhouse
Most Memorable Games at Purdue: 2013 Gold & Black Series
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Tim Gavin, Health and Kinesiology
Furry Friend: Lucy, Miniature Dachshund/Chihuahua
Jewell played in 15 games, making 11 starts… made nine starts at catcher and two at designated hitter… made all nine of his starts behind the plate over the final month of the season, starting Big Ten games against Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Penn State… singled, walked, scored twice and executed a pair of sacrifice bunts in the rubber game win against Northern Illinois, which was his first start as a Boilermaker… had two hits in wins against IPFW and Illinois State… drove in Purdue’s first run with an RBI single in the comeback win against Penn State that clinched a series victory… recorded an RBI double in Purdue’s six-run first inning in the Illinois State win… recorded four of his six RBI with two outs. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Practiced with the team in the fall and winter but redshirted after not seeing action in a game.
Jewell played his first two college seasons at Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel, Ill.... helped lead Wabash to 94 victories over his two seasons with the program... recorded five doubles, 11 RBI and 13 runs scored in 77 at-bats as a sophomore... played in 45 games as a freshman, contributing 16 RBI and 24 runs scored.
Jewell was a four-year letter-winner for coach Alex Davis at Batesville High School in Southeastern Indiana... batted .514 with seven home runs as a junior to win the team and Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference batting titles... two-time all-conference honoree as an upperclassman batted .496 with four home runs as a senior... helped BHS win conference titles in baseball and basketball... also played football.
Full name is James Michael Jewell... born in Batesville, Ind.... parents are Gary and Kathryn Jewell... family also includes older siblings Gary Jr., Carey and Brandon... Gary played baseball at Wabash Valley College, Brandon played baseball at Indiana Southeast and Carey played basketball at Lewis University... majoring in movement and sport science with a career ambition of becoming a physical therapist.