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Tanner Andrews
Tanner  Andrews

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rochester, Ind.

High School:
Tippecanoe Valley

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 207

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
11/15/1995

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

08/20/2017

Boilermakers Back In Action

Student-athletes, coaches, administrators kick off school year

06/13/2017

Purdue's Most Memorable Games of 2017

Boilermakers were part of numerous thrillers during turnaround campaign

06/05/2017

Purdue Enjoys Historic Turnaround Year

Annual season recap details all the highlights from entertaining campaign

05/25/2017

Purdue Unable to Keep Pace with Huskers

Boilermakers respond with early five-run rally but can't keep pace at B1G Tournament

05/20/2017

Boilermakers Qualify for B1G Tournament

Pitchers work 14 1-2-3 innings in team's first series win in Minneapolis since 2000

11/29/2016

Tanner Andrews, 2016 Action

A collection of action photos from the 2016 season.

05/14/2015

Purdue vs. Penn State

Purdue wins the series opener 8-2 against Penn State

2017 / AS A JUNIOR
Academic All-Big Ten
Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 20, March 6)
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
• Started all 15 games in which he pitched, starting the opening game of every series except Santa Clara (which began on a Thursday)
• Helped lead Purdue to a 10-5 record on Fridays
• Mr. Boilermaker Award recipient for positive attitude
• Recorded seven official quality starts, including three of his last four outings of the regular season after a tough stretch in April
• Had four outings in which he did not allow a run
• Struck out a career-high 10 over 7 2/3 shutout innings at Santa Clara, the most Ks by a Purdue pitcher since March 2012 at Ohio State
• First Purdue pitcher to win each of his first three weekend starts since 2011
• Retired 27 of the 32 batters he faced in complete-game shutout at Southeast Missouri
• Struck out nine over seven innings while retiring 21 of 24 batters faced at Texas State, leading Purdue to its first season-opening win since 2013
• Purdue's first Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honoree since May 2012 and only the fifth Boilermaker to win the award twice in the same season
• Became the first Purdue pitcher to start consecutive season openers since Matt Bischoff started three straight from 2008 to 2010
• Pitched at least six innings in nine of his 15 starts
• Also earned wins against Little Rock (5 1/3 IP, 4 R, 4 K), Rutgers (5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 K), Illinois (5 IP, R, K), Saint Louis (7 IP, 0 R, 4 K) and Minnesota (6 IP, 2 R, K)
• Surrendered only 81 hits in 83 2/3 innings and four of the six homers he gave up came in one bad outing at Cal State Northridge
• Pitched well during both of Purdue's seven-game win streak, working a combined 25 2/3 innings of one-run ball over those four starts
• Had shutout outings vs. Santa Clara, Iowa and Saint Louis during those streaks
• Posted a 2.88 ERA over 25 innings during Purdue's 13-game homestand

2016 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
Pitched in a team-high 21 games, starting seven times
• Started the season opener at Georgia Tech and the opener of each of the first five weekends
• Joined Nick Dalesandro as the first Purdue pitchers since 2013 to make their first career starts on the mound during a season-opening weekend
• Was the first non-freshman since 2011 to make his first start on a weekend
• Excelled as a reliever, compiling a 1.34 ERA and .168 batting average against over 14 appearances, surrendering only 24 hits while striking out 32 in 40 1/3 innings pitched
• Induced six ground ball double plays in 66 1/3 innings to share the team lead
• Worked five innings of one-hit relief over two appearances to contribute to a pair of shutout wins in the Cal State Northridge series
• Struck out a career-high six over 5 2/3 innings of two-run relief in the opener of the Minnesota series
• Pitched a career-high seven innings at East Tennessee State and Penn State
• Worked seven scoreless innings of two-hit relief in the finale of the PSU series to allow Purdue to rally and force extra innings
• Earned the win in the final of the Michigan State series with four innings of one-hit relief
• Made two appearances in the Indiana, Michigan State, Maryland, Ohio State and CSUN series
• Initially had a quality start at ETSU but a dropped fly ball was changed to an extra-base hit after the game, altering his pitching line to seven innings of four-run ball instead of two
• Worked five scoreless innings of relief while appearing in both games of the Ohio State doubleheader
• Allowed eight of 21 inherited runners to score, stranding a pair in five different appearances
• Went nine-up, nine-down his first time through the lineup against Saint Louis
• Compiled a 1.40 ERA and .165 batting average against over nine appearances in April, surrendering just 15 hits while striking out 19 over 25 2/3 innings
• Followed that up with a strong showing in May, surrendered just two earned runs on nine hits over 14 2/3 innings
• Allowed only 19 hits over 26 innings pitched at Alexander Field
• Appeared in six of the 12 Big Ten road games, compiling a 1.53 ERA and .176 batting average against over 17 2/3 innings

2015 / AS A FRESHMAN
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
• Pitched in seven games, all in relief
• Made five of his seven appearances in Big Ten play after not making his collegiate debut until April 11
• Worked three innings of one-run ball at nationally ranked Illinois in his first outing as a Boilermaker
• Also pitched on weekends against Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Penn State
• Retired four of the five batters he faced over an inning and a third of hitless relief to close out the series-opening win against Penn State
• Struck out three over 2 1/3 innings in the opener at Michigan State
• Finished off the opener at Nebraska by retiring three of the four batters he faced
• Allowed only three of eight inherited base runners to score

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year varsity letter-winner for coaches Scott Backus, Ryan Moore and Brandon Cody at Tippecanoe Valley High School in Fulton County, Indiana
• Also played four years of varsity football and basketball
• Batted over .400 each year as a four-time all-conference performer, highlighted by first team honors as an upperclassman
• Batted .601 with 5 home runs and 24 stolen bases as a senior
• Batted .496 with 2 home runs and 23 steals as a junior
• Team MVP in football, basketball and baseball each of his upperclassman years
• Batted .443 with 18 steals as a sophomore and .455 with 15 steals as a freshman
• First team all-state defensive back as a junior and then earned similar honors as a wide receiver his senior year
• Area player of the year and second team all-state performer in basketball averaged 20 points and nine rebounds as a senior
• Four-time first team all-conference honoree in basketball
• Part of sectional championships teams with basketball and baseball and conference title teams basketball and football
• Three-year A/B honor roll student

PERSONAL
• Major: Organizational Leadership
• Full name is Tanner Logan Andrews
• Born in Rochester, Indiana
• Parents are Todd and Margaret Andrews
• Family also includes older brother Brody
• Father played baseball at Grace College (Winona Lake, Ind.) and his brother played baseball at Jackson Community College (Jackson, Mich.)

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite Athlete: Chipper Jones
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: Ray Moon, Travel Coach
Favorite Playoff Format: NCAA Tournament
Favorite Pro Stadium: AT&T Stadium
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): Haymarket Park
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Evan Kennedy
Current MLB Hitter He'd Most Like to Face: Bryce Harper
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: His Brother Brody's Walk-off Grand Slam in Tennessee
Celeb or Pro Athlete He'd Like to Meet: Tim Tebow
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Jesus Christ
Magazine He Subscribes To: Sports Illustrated
Favorite Multi-Media App: Netflix
Favorite Actor & Actress: Jason Statham & Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Cool Runnings
Favorite Sci-Fi Series: Jaws
Favorite TV Series: Friday Night Lights or Prison Break
Dream Car: Jeep Wrangler
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: His Mom's Enchiladas
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake
Favorite Purdue Building: Co-Rec
Favorite Big City: Atlanta
Unique Travel Locale: Grand Cayman Islands
Country He'd Like to Visit: Australia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golfing & Water Skiing
Other Sports He Enjoys Playing: Football & Basketball
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Clubhouse
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: The Brotherhood
Unique Skill: Batting Practice Outfield Reads
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: Complete Game Shutout at SEMO
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Jim Russel
Furry Friend: Neeka, Aussiedoodle

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