Gold Team rallies to win game seven, but pitching lifts Black to clincher
De LaRiva gets a big out in the seventh to escape bases-loaded jam
Jewell goes deep; McGowan's three-run double highlights four-RBI effort
Sander & Shipley help Palm Springs win fifth straight SCCBL title.
Four current Purdue players saw action in June 27 summer ball game in Palm Springs.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Ball Player: Bob Gibson
Favorite Pro Stadium: Busch Stadium
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Cody Strong
Current MLB Hitter He'd Most Like to Face: Miguel Cabrera
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: Red Sox Breaking "Curse" in 2004 with World Series-Clinching Win in Game 4
Favorite Marquee Sporting Event: World Series
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Michael Jordan
In His MP3 Player: Florida Georgia Line
Last Book He Read: The Last Lecture
Favorite Actor & Actress: Will Ferrell & Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: The Other Guys
Favorite Month: February
Favorite Holiday: Opening Day
Favorite Meal: BBQ -- Brisket, Pork, Ribs & Slaw
Favorite Dessert: Brownies
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: St. Louis
Unique Travel Locale: Tombstone, Ariz.
Country He'd Like to Visit: Australia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Biking
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: 408 to Center Field
Furry Friend: Aussie & Sydney, Golden Retriever & Australian Shepherd Mix
Academic All-Big Ten... Bryant pitched in 17 games, making eight starts... led the team in innings pitched (65 1/3), strikeouts (54) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.84)... led Purdue to both of its shutout victories, midweek home wins vs. Valparaiso and Ball State... shined at home all season, going 3-1 with a 2.45 ERA, .262 batting average against and 32 strikeouts in 33 innings over his six starts at Alexander Field... joined the weekend rotation in early April, making Big Ten starts against Iowa, Illinois, Michigan and Penn State... also made midweek starts against Kent State and Illinois State as well as Valpo and Ball State... struck out nine over a season-high eight shutout innings vs. Ball State, the most strikeouts by a Purdue pitcher since March 2013... fanned eight of the 23 batters he faced over 4 2/3 innings the following week against Illinois State... put together a quality start in the series-opening win against Penn State, working six innings of two-run ball (both runs scoring after he left the mound)... retired 11 of the 13 batters he faced over four innings of two-hit ball in his top relief outing of the year... struck out six over five innings of two-hit ball vs. Kent State... did not allow a stolen base while he was on the mound all season... allowed only four of 12 inherited base runners to score... shined in midweek action overall, compiling a 1.96 ERA and .244 batting average against while striking out 28 and surrendering only three extra-base hits over 23 innings... was Purdue's best pitcher in the month of March, giving up just two runs over 16 1/3 innings (five appearances) while striking out 19. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Bryant played his first two collegiate seasons at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind.... All-Midwest Collegiate Team honoree as a sophomore in 2013 after posting a 7-3 record with a 4.21 ERA, throwing 7 complete games and 72 2/3 innings... enrolled at Purdue in the fall of 2013 and practiced with the Boilermakers that fall... enjoyed a strong summer in the Northwoods League in 2014, ranking among the league leaders in wins, innings and ERA for the Kalamazoo Growlers... went 5-2 with 4 saves, a 3.60 ERA in 65 innings over 17 appearances... ranked 86th among the Northwoods League's top prospects... dean's list student at Indiana Wesleyan.
He lettered for coach Jake Burton at McCutcheon High School in Lafayette where he was a teammate of current Boilermaker Cody Strong.
Full name is Shane Alan Bryant... born in Danville, Ill.... parents are Randy and Renda Bryant, whom are both Purdue employees and his father an alumnus... has two older siblings, brother Tyler and sister Krista... majoring in management/finance.