The Boilermakers host Michigan for a weekend series at Alexander Field. Photos by David Wegiel & Michael Ringor.
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Pro Team: Indianapolis Colts
Favorite Ball Player: Brandon Phillips
Favorite Pro Stadium: Great American Ballpark
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): MSU's Dudy Noble Field
Favorite Marquee Sporting Event: World Series
Person He'd Most Like to Have Dinner With: Derek Jeter
In His MP3 Player: Snoop Dogg
Magazine He Subscribes To: Sports Illustrated
Favorite Month: April
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Cuisine: Mexican
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fishing
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Mollenkopf
Favorite Big City: Indianapolis
Unique Travel Locale: Cancun, Mexico
Country He'd Like to Visit: Canada
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Locker Room
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Jim Russell, Organizational Leadership & Supervision
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: Big Ten Tournament vs Indiana, 2012
Other Interests: Listening to Music & Playing Video Games
2014 Season Krieg played in 49 of the 50 games, making all 48 starts at shortstop... joined Kyle Johnson (center field) as the only Boilers in 2014 to make every start at the same position... batted leadoff a team-high 38 times... missed only the middle game of the Southern Illinois series after coming off the bench in the opener of the weekend... led the team in runs scored (28) while ranking second in hits (51) and stolen bases (12)... batted .301 with nine stolen bases and 19 runs scored in Big Ten play... contributed to 32 of the 54 double plays turned, helping Purdue lead the Big Ten through the end of the regular season... connected for home runs at Illinois-Chicago and Minnesota... turned his season around after 3-for-38 (.079) start, raising his average to as high as .273 on April 20 and .272 on May 15... recorded the first walk-off hit in the history of Alexander Field, capping a four-hit game against Butler with a game-winning single in the 10th inning... reached base safely six times in the home win against Butler, the first Boiler to do so since March 2012... also had four hits in the series opener against Iowa... delivered go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning of Big Ten-opening win at Illinois... posted three-hit games against San Diego State and Michigan (twice)... posted a 12-game hitting streak from March 16 through April 6 and reached base safely in the final 19 games of the season... hit safely in all three games of the Illinois (5-for-10), Penn State (5-for-13) and Minnesota (4-for-13) series... scored a run in all three games of the Minnesota and Iowa series to end the season with a six-game streak overall... posted seven multiple-hit efforts over a 10-game stretch in April, batting .400 with seven RBI and eight runs scored during the surge... batted a team-best .333 with runners in scoring position and record nine of his 18 RBI with two outs... batted .471 with runners in scoring position in Big Ten play... batted .338 with an equal number of walks and strikeouts (eight) while committing just two errors (.974 fielding percentage) at Alexander Field... batted a team-best .353 in Big Ten home games... 6-for-14 series at San Diego State helped ignite his turnaround offensively... reached base safely in nine of his 16 plate appearances in the Michigan series thanks in part to a pair of three-hit games... scored five times after reaching base safely six times in the Minnesota series... reached base safely seven times in 15 plate appearances and stole three bases in the Iowa series. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
2013 Season Krieg played in 47 games and started 42 times... made 35 starts at second base and seven at shortstop... started each of the first 16 games of the season at second base... also started all three games of the Big Ten series against Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan State and Michigan... connected for home runs against Samford, Southern Illinois and Michigan... hit safely in all three games of the Samford (4-for-13) and Michigan (3-for-8, 4 walks) series... contributed to a team-high 32 double plays (of 47) turned by the Boilers... committed only one error after March 12, recording a .993 fielding percentage in the final 37 games of the season... reached base safely in 10 consecutive games in March... batted .297 (11-for-37) with eight walks in Big Ten road games... started the season strong, batting .321 (9-for-28) with three sacrifice bunts and three stolen bases in February... finished the five-game series against Samford 8-for-22 with three extra-base hits thanks in part to a four-hit game in the Feb. 22 neutral-site win at Mississippi State's tournament... bounced back from a rough stretch in March by batting .265 in April while not committing an error defensively in 43 chances... finished the season strong, batting .281 (9-for-32) with four extra-base hits in May... delivered a two-run double en route to a 2-for-3 day in the season-opening win against Connecticut... posted three consecutive two-hit games late in the season to ignite a nine-game stretch in which he batted .367 with four-extra base hits, six walks and seven RBI... walked and scored in each of Purdue's big innings in the comeback win at Michigan.
2012 Season Krieg played in 12 games and started twice, neutral-site wins against Anderson at Victory Field in Downtown Indianapolis and Valparaiso at the NCAA Regionals... singled and scored in the Anderson win... had a sacrifice bunt and a run scored in the Valpo victory... was also on the field at second base for the bottom of the ninth inning of the Big Ten Tournament championship game win against Indiana... did not commit an error in his 14 defensive chances... stole a base as a pinch runner in the midweek win against Indiana State, the final game in the history of Lambert Field... saw action in Big Ten games against Nebraska, Michigan State and Iowa... pinch ran and ended up batting twice as the designated hitter in the 14-inning win against MSU.
High School Krieg was a four-year letter-winner at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis... Honorable Mention All-State performer as a senior while batting .495 with 14 extra-base hits... also selected to the Indianapolis Area Super Team and garnered all-county honors as a senior... two-time all-conference honoree as an upperclassman batted .360 with 13 extra-base hits while being a perfect 18-for-18 stealing bases as a junior... helped lead Lawrence North to three consecutive county title games and a pair of Conference Indiana championships... also played basketball and football as an underclassman.
Personal Full name is Brandon Allan Krieg... born April 26, 1993 in Anderson, Ind.... son of Barry and Brenda Krieg, whom are both 1988 Purdue grads... family also includes younger brother Braxton... majoring in organizational leadership & supervision.