Four former Boilermakers were part of MLB camps for portions of spring training.
Wittgren's Jacksonville Suns won final 10 games of season in Double-A Southern League.
Black & Lindblom at Triple-A; Perkins, Plawecki & Wittgren all move up.
Loomis & Wittgren pitching well in relief in Orioles & Marlins farm systems.
Alumnus will be the first former Purdue pitcher to start an MLB game since May 2011.
JUNIOR / 2007
Appeared in eight games in his first season at Purdue, starting one game on the mound ... did not register a decision while posting a 8.22 ERA in 7.2 innings of work ... was called from the bullpen in four Big Ten games, registering a 5.40 ERA in 3.1 innings ... struck out three batters, a season best, in 1.1 scoreless innings at Michigan (4/22).
Played two seasons at South Suburban College in South Holland, Ill. ... was 9-3 on the mound as a freshman, posting a 1.13 ERA ... had a 12-1 mark as a sophomore with an ERA of 2.25 ... earned all-district, all-region and all-America honors in his second season ... struck out 131 batters in 140 innings over two seasons.
Earned four letters in baseball at Bishop Noll High School ... went 7-3 on the hill as a junior with a 2.50 ERA ... batted .354 as a senior while recording five wins on the hill with a 3.03 ERA ... named team's MVP during his final campaign, and earned all-conference and all-area accolades.
Full name is Andrew Robert Loomis ... was born on Nov. 25, 1985, in Crown Point, Ind. ... son of James Loomis and Barbara Kompier ... has three brothers, Chris, Nick and Tommy, and four sisters, Olivia, Ashley, Carly and Stacy ... majoring in health and fitness.