Four former Boilermakers were part of MLB camps for portions of spring training.
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Wittgren's Jacksonville Suns won final 10 games of season in Double-A Southern League.
Black to participate in Home Run Derby, be starting cleanup hitter in All-Star Game.
Starting Pitcher ~ Third Team
Played for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod League ... was 0-1 in one start, striking out five in 5.0 innings.
JUNIOR / 2006
Earned third team all-conference honors ... posted a 3.14 ERA in 15 appearances, with 13 starts on the hill ... was 5-7 with three complete games ... threw a team-high 77.1 innings with 60 strikeouts ... had a 2.74 ERA in Big Ten action, ninth-best in the conference ... started eight games in conference play with a 3-5 record and three complete games ... pitched seven scoreless innings in a win over Saint Louis (3/18), limiting the Billikens to four hits ... named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after striking out 10 batters in a win over Chicago State (3/25) ... held Michigan State (4/8) to one run over 5.0 innings in a 6-1 Purdue win ... struck out a career-best 12 batters in an 11-3 win over Northwestern (5/19) ... limited Ohio State (5/24) to one run on six hits through 9.0 innings in a Big Ten Tournament game won by the Buckeyes 2-1 in extra innings.
Played for the Danville Dans of the Central Illinois Collegiate League, earning post-season all-star honors ... was named Co-Pitcher of the Half for the second half of the season ... posted a perfect 5-0 record in nine appearances (eight starts) ... had a 2.20 ERA in 49.0 innings with 51 strikeouts, while limiting opposing batters to a .222 average.
SOPHOMORE / 2005
Appeared in 12 games, starting 11 ... was 2-4 on the season with a 5.19 earned-run average, striking out 35 in 52.0 innings of work ... had a 1-3 record in six Big Ten starts ... tossed six shutout innings in a win vs. Western Michigan (3/27), striking out five and allowing four hits ... picked up the win vs. Iowa (5/15), pitching 7.1 innings and striking out five ... fanned a season-high seven batters vs. Indiana (5/22)
FRESHMAN / 2004
Started 10 games on the mound, appearing in 12 during the season ... posted a record of 4-4 with a 3.98 earned-run average ... limited opposing batters to a .256 average while striking out 35 batters in 54.1 innings ... was 1-3 in seven starts during the Big Ten season ... earned first collegiate win against Alabama-Birmingham (3/13), yielding one unearned run in 5.0 innings ... hurled six shutout innings and fanned six in a win over Western Michigan (3/28) ... won a Big Ten game against Michigan State (4/24) with 5.0 shutout innings, allowing just four hits ... struck out 10 batters vs. Ohio State (5/28) in 7.0 innings of relief work during the Big Ten Tournament.
REDSHIRT / 2003
Redshirted in his first season at Purdue.
Attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., in the fall of 2002.
Earned four letters in baseball at Harrison High School ... compiled a 21-3 career record on the mound ... was 4-0 in each of his first two seasons ... posted an 8-1 record as a junior, earning all-conference and all-area honors, and being named team's Most Improved Player, Top Gun and MVP ... tabbed all-area as a senior with a 5-2 record.