June 13, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue baseball head coach and program alumnus Doug Schreiber will meet with the Purdue Alumni Club of Elkhart County and throw out the first pitch at the South Bend Silver Hawks game Friday (June 15) evening.
Ticket vouchers are available for $6 by contacting Michelle Schrock at firstname.lastname@example.org. The vouchers are redeemable at the Coveleski Stadium box office, with $3 going towards a scholarship maintained by the Purdue Alumni Club of Elkhart County.
The game is set for 7:35 p.m. ET. A ceremonial first pitch is generally thrown out 10-15 minutes before the game begins.
Schreiber said he planned to bring the 2012 Big Ten baseball championship trophy with him to South Bend to give fans an opportunity to take photos with the trophy. The Boilermakers won Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles last month, finishing their historic season with a program-record 45 wins.
Schreiber was named the 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year after leading Purdue to the most wins by a Big Ten team since 2008. He won his 400th and program-record 408th career games during the 2012 season. The 14th-year head coach was also a four-year starting second baseman for the Boilers from 1983-86.
The South Bend Silver Hawks are a Minor League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, competing in the Midwest League. Coveleski Stadium is celebrating its 25th season of Midwest League baseball this summer.
The Silver Hawks host the West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers affiliate) Friday. At Friday home games, the Silver Hawks host a promotion in which they give away a flat screen television in every inning. Postgame fireworks are also scheduled for Friday.
The Purdue Alumni Club of Elkhart County raises funds throughout the year for scholarships to support Elkhart County students attending Purdue. In addition, the Club sponsors various activities to promote Purdue University.