Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, 5/14/2002
Redshirted during 2004 season.
Appeared in 11 games on the mound, starting all 11 ... led the team with five wins, posting a 5-4 record with a 4.74 earned-run average ... struck out a team-leading 54 batters in 62.2 innings ... had a 3-3 record in seven Big Ten starts ... finished with 34 strikeouts in 41.2 innings in conference play ... posted first win of the season against Kentucky (3/7), yielding two runs in 6.0 innings with five strikeouts ... limited Middle Tennessee State (3/14) to two hits in 7.0 scoreless innings, tying a career high with seven strikeouts ... tossed 6.1 innings in a win against Illinois (4/5), allowing three runs and striking out five ... held Iowa (4/18) to one run in 6.0 innings, striking out six Hawkeye batters ... hurled a seven-inning complete game against Indiana (5/11), yielding two earned runs in a 10-3 win ... struck out seven batters vs. Indiana, his second seven-strikeout performance of the season.
Played for the Quincy Gems of the Central Illinois Collegiate League ... pitched in one game, tossing 5.2 innings with three strikeouts.
Started 13 games on the mound, throwing a team-leading five complete games ... posted a 7-2 record with a 3.56 ERA ... the seven wins were the most on the squad and tied for 10th on the single-season wins list in Purdue history ... tossed three shutouts ... went 4-1 in Big Ten action with three complete games and one shutout ... was victorious in first career start at Purdue, pitching 5.2 innings at Texas-San Antonio (2/24) in a 6-4 win ... hurled back-to-back shutouts, blanking Coastal Carolina (3/17) in a two-hitter with five strikeouts and then Miami (Ohio) (3/24) on four hits, while striking out six ... tossed a seven-inning complete game against Northwestern (4/13) in a 3-2 win ... yielded one earned run in five innings against Iowa (4/21), striking out four batters ... struck out a season-high seven hitters in a complete game against Indiana (5/13), shutting out the Hoosiers 2-0 on three hits ... named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week for his effort against Indiana ... threw a complete game in his last start, defeating Michigan (5/18) 3-2.
Played one season at Rend Lake Community College in Ina, Ill.
Earned four baseball letters at Teutopolis High School ... batted .358, with four home runs, as senior ... posted 0.91 ERA during senior season ... helped lead Wooden Shoes to third-place state finish during senior year and second-place finish as junior ... team reached state's "elite eight" during freshman year ... basketball letterwinner during junior and sophomore seasons ... high school teammate of fellow Boilermaker Mitch Koester.
Mitchell Louis Pruemer was born on June 18, 1982, in Effingham, Ill. ... son of Wayne and Brenda Pruemer ... has two brothers, Jay and Ryan, and one sister, Whitney ... is majoring in physical education ... was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 46th round of the 2001 draft.