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Baseball’s Graduating Seniors to Receive Diplomas Before Midweek Finale vs. Butler

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GAMEDAY INFORMATION

Butler (18-29-1, 2-12-1 Big East) at Purdue (26-16, 7-9 Big Ten)

Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. / Watch B1G+
Commencement Ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
Alexander Field / West Lafayette, Ind.
Probable Starting Pitchers: TBA for Both Teams
$3 Deals: GA Tickets, Hot Dogs, Beer, Popcorn, Nachos
Trading Card Tuesday Giveaway: Set 5 (of 7)

SERIES HISTORY

All-Time: Purdue leads 104-37-3

All-Time in West Lafayette: Purdue leads 67-16-1

Last Meeting: Purdue 5, Butler 3 (April 2019)

First Meeting: Purdue 9, Butler 0 (June 1888 in West Lafayette)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue baseball’s midweek finale Tuesday vs. Butler doubles as the return of the special commencement ceremony at Alexander Field as the program’s eight spring graduates will receive their diplomas from university president Mitch Daniels at 5:30 p.m.

First pitch against the Bulldogs is set for 6 p.m. It’s the penultimate $3 midweek matchup of the season at Alexander, headlined by specially priced tickets, hot dogs and domestic draft beers. The Boilermakers’ Thursday, May 19 series opener vs nationally ranked Maryland is also a $3 home game.

Purdue baseball has eight players earning degrees this week – Ricky Castro, Tanner Haston, Ryan Howe, Steve Ramirez, Calvin Schapira, Jackson Smeltz, Kyle Wade and Tyler Powers (master’s). Haston, Howe, Smeltz and Wade are all graduating in four years. As transfers, Castro, Ramirez and Schapira are also earning their degrees in the same numbers of years they’ve been with the program. Meanwhile, Powers has earned his master’s just one year after graduating with his bachelor’s.

The commencement ceremony at Alexander will be streamed live on B1G+ at 5:30 p.m. prior to the game.

With the team heading to Chicagoland this weekend for key road series at Northwestern, those players won’t have an opportunity to attend the traditional commencement ceremonies on campus. Commencement ceremonies were also held at Alexander in 2018 and 2021. President Daniels was on hand to hand out diplomas and congratulate the graduates in 2018, with the Boilermakers winning their 10th straight home game that night. Last May, university provost Jay Akridge led the commencement ceremony.

Purdue enters the week with 99 stolen bases as it continues to close in on the program record (106 in 2000). When the Boilermakers reach the century mark, it will mark only the second time in team history they’ve had 100 steals. Meanwhile, when Troy Viola was plunked in the sixth inning Sunday at Iowa, it marked the team’s 100th hit by pitch of the season. Team hit by pitch totals are only available since 1982 and the 2011 team (108) is the only other one to reach the century mark. Purdue leads the Big Ten in both statistical categories.

 





RECORDS WATCH
STOLEN BASES

Team Record: 106 (2000 in 58 Games)

2022 Team Total: 99 (in 42 Games)

Individual Record: 33 – Jeff Allison (in 1987)

2022 Team Leaders…

26 – Mike Bolton Jr. (1st in B1G, T-13th Nationally)

26 – Curtis Washington Jr. (1st in B1G, T-13th Nationally)

HIT BY PITCH

Individual Record: 30 – Evan Warden (in 2017)

2022 Team Leader: 24 – Cam Thompson (1st in B1G)
STRIKEOUTS ON THE MOUND

Team Record: 477 (2019 in 54 Games)

2022 Team Total: 408 (in 42 Games)

K/9 Team Record: 9.10 (2019 in 471.2 Innings)

2022 Team Total: 9.65 (in 380.2 Innings)

Individual Record: 95 – Matt Bischoff (in 2010)

2022 Team Leader: 79 – Jackson Smeltz (5th in B1G)

K/9 Record: 10.89 – Trent Johnson (in 2019)

2022 K/9 Team Leader: 12.40 – Jackson Smeltz

 

CJ Valdez posted his second five-RBI game of the season in Saturday’s win at Iowa, becoming just the fifth Boilermaker with two such games in the same season in the last 20 years. He also joined Kyle Johnson (2016) as the only players to do it in the BBCOR bat era (2011-present).

Evan Albrecht is also in select company with his 10 three-hit games this season. He’s only the fourth Boilermaker in the last 20 years, and the first of the BBCOR bat era, to post a double-figure total of games with three or more hits.

 











MULTIPLE 5+ RBI GAMES IN A SEASON (Since 2001)
Year Boilermaker 5+ RBI Games Game Scores
2022 CJ Valdez 4/19 at UIC

5/07 at Iowa
L, 9-6

W, 10-6
2016 Kyle Johnson 3/05 at ETSU (6)

3/22 at Ball State
W, 19-6

L, 9-8
2009 Dan Black 3/08 at Texas State

3/20 at Tenn-Martin

5/14 vs Illinois
L, 14-10

W, 11-7 (10)

W, 12-5
2008 Dan Black 3/15 at Ohio (6)

4/19 at Ohio State (6)

5/16 at Illinois

5/22 vs Penn State (6)

5/24 vs Indiana
W, 9-4

W, 8-0

W, 14-4

W, 15-6

W, 11-7
2004 John Hunter 4/04 at Penn State

5/02 at Minnesota (9)
W, 18-2

W, 15-9
2003 Daniel Underwood 4/02 at Ball State (6)

5/11 at Indiana (6)
L, 17-14

W, 20-4

 









DOUBLE-FIGURE TOTAL OF 3+ HIT GAMES IN A SEASON (Since 2001)
Year Boilermaker Multi-Hit Breakdown Season Stats
2022 Evan Albrecht 3-Hit: 10

2-Hit: 7

Total: 17
.373 Avg, 57 Hits
2010 Tyler Spillner 3-Hit: 13

2-Hit: 9

Total: 22
.319 Avg, 72 Hits
2009 Brandon Haveman 4-Hit: 2

3-Hit: 10 (12)

2-Hit: 13

Total: 25
.422 Avg, 78 Hits
2006 Mitch Hilligoss 5-Hit: 1

4-Hit: 4

3-Hit: 7 (12)

2-Hit: 12

Total: 24
.386 Avg, 88 Hits

 






LONGEST ON-BASE STREAKS SINCE 2001 — Single Season Only
Longer Than 30 Games

Ryne White – 52 in 2007*

Cameron Perkins – 50 in 2011^

Cam Thompson – 42 in 2022^

David Blomberg – 39 in 2001

CJ Valdez – 34 in 2022^

25-29 Games

Curtis Washington Jr. – 29 in 2022

Jon Moore – 28 in 2008

Jordan Comadena – 28 in 2008

Mitch Hilligoss – 27 in 2006^

Spencer Ingaldson – 26 in 2005

Evan Albrecht – 25 in 2022

Kevin Plawecki – 25 in 2012

24 Games

Skyler Hunter – 24 in 2019

Skyler Hunter – 24 in 2018

Kyle Wood – 24 in 2014

David Miller – 24 in 2011

Eric Charles – 24 in 2009

 

23 Games

Troy Viola – 23 in 2022

Harry Shipley – 23 in 2018

Brandon Haveman – 23 in 2008

22 Games

Cole McKenzie – 22 in 2019*

Nick Dalesandro – 22 in 2017

Brandon Haveman – 22 in 2009^

David Harrell – 22 in 2001

21 Games

Miles Simington – 21 in 2021

Skyler Hunter – 21 in 2017

Barrett Serrato – 21 in 2011

Ben Wolgamot – 21 in 2008

Nick McIntyre – 21 in 2003

20 Games

Mike Bolton Jr. – 20 in 2022^

Nick Dalesandro – 20 in 2018

Brandon Haveman – 20 in 2009*

Brandon Haveman – 20 in 2008*

Alex Jaffee – 20 in 2007

Jordan Comadena – 20 in 2007^

Mike Coles – 20 in 2004
* – Season-Ending Streak // ^ – Season-Opening Streak