A Look Back at Four Purdue Baseball Seniors
I was not able to be at senior day this year for Purdue baseball for the second year in a row. Last year I was covering the Big Ten Track and Field Championships, and this year I was in South Bend covering the NCAA Softball tournament. That does not mean that the four seniors shouldn’t get some love on this blog. Three of the four players graduating were members of the 2012 Purdue team that won the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles. I thought that I would talk about each senior and post a couple of pictures of each one as well. So here are the four players that played their last collegiate game last Saturday.
Brett was the Sunday starter for most of this season. He transferred in to Purdue from junior college to play his last two seasons for the Boilers. Brett is a local kid who played three sports at Lafayette Central Catholic. He also helped the Knights win three straight state titles while he was there. Brett could come out of the bullpen, or hold down a weekend starter spot.
Matt is a player that was hard to me to figure out how to shoot at firsts. He looks like you would photograph him the conventional way, but something just never looked right. In the end I found a couple of angles that gave his motion a good look. Matt was a dependable arm coming out of the pen for Purdue. Both Matt and fellow senior Joe Eichmann logged a lot of innings out of the pen for Purdue. That is something that the team will miss next season. Continue reading