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Heath Uppencamp
Heath Uppencamp

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jasper, Ind.

High School:
Jasper H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
Pitcher

Bats/Throws:
R/L



Scouting Report: Sidearm/submarine lefthander who brings experience and different look out of the bullpen ... solid competitor.

2001: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... pitched in five games ... struck out four in 4.2 innings ... season debut came with 1.1 innings of work vs. Vanderbilt (3/4) ... threw two innings with one strikeout at Valparaiso (4/24) ... pitched final inning and struck out two at Chicago State (5/8).

2000: Earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades ... made four appearances with one start ... struck out four in 7.1 innings ... pitched scoreless inning with one strikeout vs. Valparaiso (3/22) ... threw scoreless final inning vs. Michigan State (3/27) ... started and pitched four innings while striking out three in no-decision at Valparaiso (4/12) ... pitched scoreless inning at Ohio State (4/27).

1999: Appeared in 15 games with three starts ... posted 1-3 record ... recorded the most innings pitched (29.1) of any freshman on staff ... earned first collegiate save with two scoreless innings vs. Illinois State (4/21) ... garnered first collegiate victory by throwing five scoreless innings in start at Miami, Ohio (5/13).

High School: Three-year baseball letterwinner for coach Terry Gobert at Jasper High ... helped lead team to three consecutive state championships (1996-98) ... second-team all-state selection as senior after posting a 13-1 record with a 1.30 ERA ... struck out 90 and walked only 10 in 80 innings of work ... also batted .437 with 4 HR and 30 RBI ... was 9-3 with 3.20 ERA and batted .495 as junior ... earned three letters in football and two in basketball.

Personal: Born Oct. 27, 1979 ... parents are Terry and Rebecca Uppencamp ... has one younger sister, Holly ... studying pre-law as psychology and law and society double major ... aspires to become a sports agent or work in other legal-related profession.

Uppencamp?s Career Bests:
Innings Pitched (Start): 8.2, at Indiana State, 4/13/99
Innings Pitched (Relief): 2.2, at Louisville, 3/7/99
Strikeouts (Innings): 5 (2.2), at Louisville, 3/7/99
Saves: One, vs. Illinois State (4/21/99)

Uppencamp Fact: Pitched 29.1 innings as a freshman in 1999, most among Boilermaker freshman pitchers that season. Has made 24 appearances during three-year Purdue career, the third-highest total among returning pitchers entering the 2002 season.