June 8, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue senior Matt Bischoff was taken by the Seattle Mariners in the 20th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Tuesday. The selection marks the second time the right-hander has been picked by a Major League club, having also been tabbed by the New York Mets in the 47th round of the 2008 draft.
The Decatur, Ind., native wrapped up his Purdue career by going 10-2 with a 3.22 ERA in 95 innings pitched in 2010. His win total matched the high-water mark for a single season in West Lafayette and he posted a strikeout-to-walk ratio of over 6-to-1 with 95 strikeouts and only 14 walks.
The first Purdue baseball player to earn four consecutive All-Big Ten honors in his career, Bischoff finished as the school's all-time (291) and single season (95) strikeout leader. He snapped the career Ks record against Northwestern on April 24, and the season mark against the Wildcats in the Big Ten Tournament on May 27.