Boilermakers win final five games & six of the last seven; Kyle Wood wins team triple crown.
Top 10 list & honorable mention collection chronicles ups & downs of 2015.
Wood claims the first team triple crown since 2007; Eichmann fans nine over 5 2/3 innings.
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Special AYCE ticket special Friday; Boiler Block party beer garden open Friday & Saturday.
2015 action shots of Joe Eichmann
Corpus Christi Weekend Photo Gallery
Phoenix Weekend Photo Gallery
Joe Eichmann, 2014 Photo Gallery
The Boilermakers host Michigan for a weekend series at Alexander Field. Photos by David Wegiel & Michael Ringor.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Ball Player: Derek Jeter
Favorite Pro Stadium: Wrigley Field
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): Miller Park
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: Mike Lutz Inducing & Starting Game-Ending 1-2-3 DP in 2014 Win at Illinois
Favorite Marquee Sporting Event: World Series
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Jack Picchiotti
Current MLB Hitter He'd Most Like to Face: Miguel Cabrera
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Johnny Cash
In His MP3 Player: Cody Johnson
Last Concert He Attended: Joe Diffie
Favorite Author: John Grisham
Last Book He Read: Lone Survivor
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston & Sylvester Stallone
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Semi-Pro
Favorite Month: November
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: Homemade Mac & Cheese
Favorite Dessert: Key Lime Pie
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Water Skiing
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Austin
Unique Travel Locale: Alaska
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Australia
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Dimensions
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Winning 2012 Big Ten Title at Lambert
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Julian Romero, Economics
Furry Friend: Bella, Cat
Academic All-Big Ten... Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree... Eichmann pitched in a team-high 24 games, all in relief... honored as the team's pitcher of the year, Red Mackey award winner for excellence by a senior and Clyde Lyle Award recipient (top non-scholarship performer)... recorded 44 strikeouts while allowing only 35 hits in 42 2/3 innings pitched, leading the team with a .224 batting average against... made 12 of his 24 appearances in Big Ten play, recording 28 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings and a 2.03 ERA while pitching at least once in all eight conference weekends... earned wins against Rutgers, Michigan State and Penn State and saves against Western Carolina and Gonzaga... limited right-handed hitters to a .196 batting average... allowed only 14 of 35 inherited runners to score... struck out a career-high nine over a season-high 5 2/3 innings in the season finale against Penn State, helping Purdue clinch a series victory... also pitched over three innings of relief against Maryland, Michigan State and Nebraska over the final month, leading Purdue to wins in East Lansing and Lincoln... appeared in all three games of the Iowa series, marking the fifth time in his career he did so in a weekend series... struck out the side in the ninth inning to finish off a two-inning save at Western Carolina in the team's first win of the year... worked three innings of scoreless relief in the opener of the Northern Illinois series... worked three hitless innings of relief over two appearances in the series at nationally ranked Illinois... closed out the win at Michigan State with 4 1/3 innings of two-hit relief... posted a 1.80 ERA and .203 batting average against in 11 appearances at Alexander Field, giving up just one run in Big Ten play... finished his career ranked 10th all-time in Purdue history with 63 appearances. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Academic All-Big Ten... Eichmann pitched in 28 games, all in relief... moved into seventh place on the Purdue single-season list with the 28 appearances... pitched in each of the first 10 Big Ten games and 15 total, good for third on the Purdue single-season list in league play... led the conference in appearances in Big Ten play... Mr. Boilermaker Award recipient for positive attitude... allowed only 12 of 44 inherited runners to score (27 percent)... allowed inherited runners to score in seven of the 23 appearances in which he entered the game with runners aboard... ranked tied for second in appearances in the Big Ten through the end of the regular season and sixth overall... pitched in all three games of the Rice, Illinois, Penn State and Michigan State series... was charged with a run just once in a stretch of 14 appearances from March 1 through April 11, compiling a 1.69 ERA and .140 batting average against over 16 innings pitched during that stretch... retired all 12 batters he faced over three appearances in the Penn State series... struck out a career-high five of the eight batters he faced over 2 1/3 innings of hitless relief in the win at Butler... also pitched 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief to earn the victory in the walk-off win against Butler at Alexander Field, giving him five hitless innings against the Bulldogs in 2014... worked 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief in the series final at LSU... pitched two innings of one-hit relief in the opener of the Iowa series... threw a season-high three innings of relief in the series finale at Southern Illinois... surrendered only three hits in 10 1/3 innings pitched at home, good for a .091 batting average against. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Eichmann pitched in eight games and started the midweek game at Indiana State... worked 7 2/3 innings of one-run relief against Butler for his finest outing of the season... his outing against Butler was the longest relief appearance by a Purdue pitcher since at least the beginning of the 2008 season... it also ranked as the fourth longest outing of the 2013 season by a Purdue pitcher; only senior starter Robert Ramer recorded more outs in a game... pitched in Big Ten games against Ohio State, Northwestern and Nebraska, working a scoreless inning of relief versus OSU... was the first man out of the bullpen in the season-opening win against Connecticut... made his first collegiate start at Indiana State but did not enjoy the same success he had against Butler.
Eichmann pitched in three games, all in relief... did not surrender an earned run over four innings... worked an inning of scoreless relief in his college debut, a win against Western Carolina... struck out two of the six batters he faced in his inning of relief at Wichita State... also fanned a pair in two innings of one-hit relief in the win against IPFW at Parkview Field in Downtown Fort Wayne.
Eichmann was a four-year letter-winner at Libertyville High School in suburban Chicago... finished his high school career with a 17-3 record and 2.15 ERA, earning all-conference and all-area honors as a senior and sophomore... went 6-3 with a 2.05 ERA as a senior team captain... compiled an 8-0 record and 2.31 ERA as a sophomore... also impressed as a junior with a 3-0 record and 1.89 ERA... two-time all-academic honoree as an upperclassman... also played basketball, serving as a team captain on the freshman & sophomore teams.
Full name is Joseph Robert Eichmann... born Nov. 5, 1992 in Lake Forest, Ill.... Son of John and Sarah Eichmann... family also includes younger sister Claire... double major in economics and management has a career ambition of becoming an entrepreneur and owning a business.