The Boilermakers host Michigan for a weekend series at Alexander Field. Photos by David Wegiel & Michael Ringor.
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Bulls
Favorite Ball Player: Marcus Stroman
Favorite Pro Stadium: Fenway Park
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): LSU's Alex Box Stadium
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: Jim Thome's 15th-inning Walk-off Homer for White Sox in 2008
Favorite Playoff Format: NCAA Tournament
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Jack Picchiotti
Current MLB Hitter You'd Most Like to Face: Miguel Cabrera
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Brian Regan
In His MP3 Player: Mike Stud
Last Concert He Attended: Country Thunder
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston & Mark Wahlberg
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Fourth of July
Favorite Food: Pulled Pork Sandwich
Favorite Dessert: Apple Pie
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming
Another Sport He Enjoys: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Pikes Peak Mt., Colorado Springs
Country He'd Like to Visit: Mexico
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Mound
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Michael Roe, Consumer Science
Furry Friend: Wrigley, Golden Retriever-Poodle Mix
2014 Season Frawley pitched in 13 games, all in relief... made Big Ten appearances against Michigan State, Michigan and Indiana... took the mound in each of the first six weekends... earned the victory in the midweek win at Illinois State after retiring the first eight batters he faced... pitched a season-high three innings at Illinois-Chicago, retiring seven of the first eight batters he faced... retired four of the five batters he faced over an inning and two-thirds of scoreless relief in the finale of the Michigan State series... worked a scoreless eighth inning at Indiana State... escaped an inherited bases-loaded jam in game three at San Diego State.
Individual Game-by-Game Stats
High School Frawley was a four-year letter-winner for coaches Rich Smelko and Joe Larson at Glenbard North High School in suburban Chicago... three-year starter for the varsity team was the DuPage Valley Conference co-Pitcher of the Year as a senior after compiling a 1.47 ERA and 1.07 WHIP over 43 innings, posting a 5-1 record along with 55 strikeouts vs. nine walks... two-time first team all-conference honoree as an upperclassman... led DuPage County in strikeouts as a junior (84 in 76 2/3 IP) while compiling a 2.74 ERA... two-way player also batted .289 with eight extra-base hits and 25 RBI as a senior... honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore after posting a 2.21 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings pitched... helped lead GNHS to a regional title as a sophomore... graduated with a 4.0 GPA... Illinois Principals and Livingston Awards recipient as a senior... also selected as prom king as a senior.
Personal Full name is Matthew William Frawley... born in Elk Grove Village, Ill.... parents are Michael and Donna Frawley... family also includes younger brother Nick... his father played baseball at Illinois State... majoring in selling and sales management.