The Boilermakers host Iowa for the final weekend series fo the 2013 season.
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Clayton Kershaw
Favorite Pro Stadium: Wrigley Field
Current Teammate Most Likely to Become a Coach: Connor Podkul
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Sean McHugh
Current MLB Hitter He'd Like to Face: Miguel Cabrera
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Mark Wahlberg
In His MP3 Player: O.A.R
Last Concert He Attended: O.A.R
Favorite Writer: Dr. Seuss
Favorite Actor & Actress: Mark Wahlberg & Mila Kunis
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fishing
Another Sport He Enjoys: Golf
Favorite Building on Campus: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Farmingdale, N.Y.
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Ireland
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Atmosphere
Most Memorable Weekend at Purdue: 2013 Tournament at Mississippi State
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Mary Harris, English
Furry Friend: Riley, Retriever-Poodle Mix
2013 Season McElroy pitched in 21 games, often times as a situational lefty... would have established a Purdue freshman record for appearances if not for teammate Mike Lutz (25 in 2013)... became just the the third freshman in program history to make 20 appearances... allowed only six of 22 inherited runners to score for a team-best percentage of .273... earned his first collegiate win with a scoreless inning of relief in game two of the Southern Illinois series, striking out the first batter he faced to leave the bases loaded in the top of the seventh... pitched in all three games of the Michigan series, joining teammates Brett Andrzejewski and Mike Lutz as the first Purdue relievers to appear in all three games of a series since 2009... made two appearances in five other weekend series... worked a season-high two innings of scoreless relief in the Feb. 23 loss at Mississippi State... struck out the side after giving up a leadoff single in the eighth inning at Indiana State.
High School McElroy played for coaches Mike Manno, Ken Wieda and Joe Rybak at St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Ill.... all-area special mention as a senior after compiling a 2.25 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 58 innings... threw a no-hitter in IHSA playoffs regional semifinal... helped lead St. Viator to back-to-back regional titles as an upperclassman.
Personal Full name is Timothy G. McElroy... born in Hindsdale, Ill.... parents are Tim and Michelle McElroy... family also includes older sisters Mary and Bridget and younger brother Jack... majoring in organizational leadership & supervision.