75 Boilermakers earn undergraduate degree
De LaRiva gets a big out in the seventh to escape bases-loaded jam
Double plays, slick defense & strong pitching help Black Team even series
Dressler excels in relief; Evak, Johnson & Rosbottom all homer to left field.
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Ball Player: Jay Cutler
Favorite Pro Stadium: Wrigley Field
Favorite Playoff Format: NCAA Tournament
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Will Ferrell
In His MP3 Player: Marvin Gaye
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Denzel Washington, Rachel McAdams & Christopher Nolan
Favorite Super-Hero/Sci-Fi Series: Batman
Favorite TV Series: The Blacklist
Dream Car: Aston Martin
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Easter
Favorite Food: Beef Barley Soup
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Watching meteor showers
Another Sport He Enjoys: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena
Unique Travel Locale: Mexico
Country He'd Like to Visit: New Zealand
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Grass
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: James Walker, Health and Kinesiology
Furry Friend: Max, Boxer
Participated in the Black and Gold Series in the fall but redshirted during his second year as a Boilermaker.
Bickle pitched in three games, making relief appearances at Tennessee, Illinois-Chicago and Indiana State... retired two of the three batters he faced in the eighth inning at UIC... pitched a season-high inning and two-thirds at Indiana State, working a scoreless sixth inning. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Bickle was a four-year letter-winner for coach Zac Bireley at Columbia City High School... also played basketball as a sophomore... two-time All-Northeast Hoosier Conference honoree as an upperclassman, earning First Team acclaim as a senior and Second Team recognition as a junior... also an all-area honoree and team MVP as a senior... two-time winner of CCHS's hitting award as an upperclassman after winning the pitching award as a sophomore... earned academic all-state honors as a senior and graduated among the Top 10 in his class.
Full name is August Jordan Bickle... born in Fort Wayne, Ind.... parents are Jerry and Karen Bickle... family also includes older siblings Jared and Jessica... Jared played baseball at Anderson University and Jessica played soccer at Grace College... plans to use his baseball career to help aide in mission work... majoring in applied exercise and health.