Columbia Baseball BIO
20 Bill Purdy

2008: Enters the weekend with a 4-1 Ivy League record ... ranks third on the team with 30 strikeouts ... leads the team with 55.2 innings pitched 

2007: Appeared in 12 games, starting 10 games on the mound ... led the team with 70 innings pitched and four complete games ... was 5-4 with a 4.89 ERA ... struck out 34 hitters ... in Ivy League action, went 4-1 with a 3.55 ERA, allowing only 15 earned runs in 38 innings of work ... earned Ivy League Pitcher of the Week and Gotham Baseball honors after earning 14-1 victory at The Citadel on March 10, pitching eight innings and allowing one run on six hits ... at Penn on March 24, picked up 9-0 win after throwing eight shutout innings ... allowed no earned runs on four hits in seven innings againt Cornell.

2006: Appeared in 14 games, starting 11 on the mound ... allowed only one run and one hit in four innings at Hofstra ... earned win in complete game effort against Penn on March 26, allowing three runs and striking out six ... pitched one inning against Monmouth, retiring the side on five pitches ... threw a complete game against Dartmouth, allowing one run on five hits and striking out two ... against Princeton, pitched 10.1 innings, allowing two runs and striking out five ... earned a win against Long Island, pitching eight innings, allowing one run and striking out five ... finished the season 2-7 with a 4.94 ERA, while leading the team with 71 innings pitches and two complete games.

2005: Led the team with a 2.51 ERA ... named second team All-Ivy League ... made 11 appearances ... threw a team-high six complete games ... finished season with a 3-4 record ... led the team in opponents batting average (.241) ... had 26 strikeouts ... pitched a team-high 57.1 innings ... allowed three hits, one run (not earned) and had a career-high six strikeouts ... earned first collegiate win over Penn ... against Harvard, pitched a complete game (seven innings), allowing seven hits and one earned run while striking out five ... in the team’s win over Princeton, pitched a complete game (seven innings) allowing seven hits, no earned runs and two walks while retiring two batters on strikes ... threw a three-hitter vs. Monmouth.

Pre-Columbia: Earned 11 letters in football, basketball and baseball ... was on three league champion teams, two county championship teams, and one Long Island championship baseball team ... named all-league, all-county and all-state sophomore, junior and senior years... won gold glove and league pitcher of the year as junior ... gold glove as a senior.

Personal: Son of Pat and Kevin ... birthdate is April 30, 1986 ... economics major.

Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bayport, N.Y.
High School: Bayport-Blue Point