Alumnus will be the first former Purdue pitcher to start an MLB game since May 2011.
Named Summer League All-American by Baseball America, playing for the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League ... Was a post-season all-star selection ... Established franchise records for strikeouts in a season with 100, and career strikeouts with 177 ... Posted a 7-2 record in 13 starts with a 1.43 earned run average, hurling 94.2 innings while limiting opponents to a .219 batting average ... Tossed three complete games, with one shutout and two combined shutouts.
JUNIOR / 2005
Posted a 3-2 record in 14 appearances with three starts ... Hurled 38.1 innings, striking out 24 batters while allowing a .284 opponent batting average ... Was 1-0 in Big Ten games, making five appearances on the mound and striking out eight in 12.1 innings.
Threw 2.0 scoreless innings vs. Texas (3/12), striking out one ... Fanned a season-best seven batters vs. Lamar (3/16) ... Pitched 5.2 innings of relief in a win over Northwestern (4/17), striking out six while yielding one run ... Held Illinois scoreless over 6.0 innings, allowing four hits in a Big Ten Tournament win (5/27).
Played for the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League, and was named to the mid-season all-star team for the league's South Division ... Posted a 5-3 record in 15 appearances, 13 of which were starts ... Struck out 77 batters in 85.0 innings of work and limited opposing hitters to a .239 batting average ... Recorded one shutout and one save, with an earned run average of 3.07.
SOPHOMORE / 2004
Appeared in 19 games, making three starts on the hill ... Had a 1-2 record with a 7.12 earned-run average ... Pitched 43.0 innings and fanned 36 batters ... Was 0-1 in Big Ten action in eight appearances.
Hurled 2.2 hitless innings against Belmont (2/27), striking out three ... Struck out a career-high nine batters in 4.2 innings against Western Michigan (3/26) ... Pitched 5.0 innings of scoreless baseball in a start against Indiana State (4/21) to earn his first collegiate victory ... Tossed 1.0 shutout inning against Minnesota (4/30), fanning one batter.
FRESHMAN / 2003
Appeared in 13 games on the mound, all in relief ... Did not record a decision while posting a 4.22 ERA over 21.1innings of work.
Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Pittsburgh (2/28), tossing three innings of shutout ball while striking out three ... Struck out two in 4.2 innings against Northwestern (4/13), allowing an unearned run ... Threw two perfect innings against Eastern Illinois (5/14), fanning three.
Two-year letterwinner at Reitz High School ... Earned academic all-city honors as a junior and senior ... Named first-team all-metro and first-team all-SIAC as a senior, posting a 1.82 ERA while striking out 87 batters in 68 innings ... Earned the Kiwanis and Wayne Weller awards during his senior year ... Was a member of the National Honor Society ... Earned three letters in cross country and one in wrestling.
Full name is Jay Phillip Buente ... Was born on Sept. 28, 1983, in Evansville, Ind ... Son of Dale and Phyllis Buente ... Has one brother, Beau ... Majoring in computer technology.