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Purdue Baseball Starts Practice

The baseball Boilers have a load of transfers this year.

Friday marked the beginning of the baseball season for Purdue, as the Boilers, look to recover from two straight disappointing seasons that followed up their amazing 2012 season. Purdue has a ton of transfers this coming season. Here are some of the players that have experience elsewhere who will be playing at Purdue this spring.

Michael Vilardo - All-Ivy League Second baseman from Penn who is a graduate transfer with 2 years of eligibility.

Shane Bryant - Transfer from Indiana Wesleyan who was 7-3 in 10 starts in 2013. Orginally played at McCutcheon in Lafayette.

Brett Carlson - Carlson was the starting second baseman for Austin Peay two years ago whent hey made the NCAA Tournament and were runners-up in the Bloomington Regional. He batted .235 and he was batting .364 the year before as a freshman before he got hurt. He didn't play anywhere last year.

Brian Ghiselli - A townie from West Lafayette HS, Ghiselli played a year at Miami (OH) before transferring back home. He is a right-handed pitchers that was 8-2 with a 0.70 ERA his final year at West Lafayette.

Justin Gubser - Gubser is a JuCo transfer from Cañada College in Redwood City, California.He'll provide depth at catcher and he had 37 RBI last season.

James Jewell - Another catcher, Jewell is originally from Batesville, IN. He played at Wabash Valley College and he batted .514 during his final year of high school.

Alex Lyons - A right-handed pitcher, Lyons is from Richmond, IN and played at Vincennes College. He led the team in saves as they reached the NJCAA World Series.

Daniel Sander - Sander was the first baseman at Vincennes while Lyons was the closer. Last season he batted .411 with 56 RBI and 81 hits as a solid left-handed hitter.

Robb Woodcock - A transfer from Palomar Communicty College, he pitched in five games as left-handed reliever. In high school he was 12-0 with a 0.60 ERA in 81 innings. He was also the Marin County Pitcher of the Year.