10 Brian Padove
10 Brian Padove
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hammond, Ind.
High School: Marian Catholic
Position: C/RHP
Bats/Throws: R/R

* Horizon League Academic Honor Roll
* Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll
* 2009, 2010 Team Mental Attitude Award

2011 - Junior Season: Emerged as a reliable relief pitcher in addition to reserve catcher...made 21 relief appearances, totaling 24.0 innings...led team with 2.62 ERA...had 18 strikeouts against just five walks...also had five hits and two RBIs in 27 at-bats...struck out two in an inning vs. Bucknell (March 16)...threw 1.1 innings for a save against Valparaiso (March 25)...pitched 2.0 innings and fanned two batters in second game of doubleheader vs. Valparaiso (March 26)...pitched a shutout inning vs. Wabash (March 30)...earned a save at Valparaiso (April 30)...worked 2.0 scoreless innings vs. Cleveland State (May 8)...pitched 1.2 innings to earn the win vs. Youngstown State (May 13).

2010 - Sophomore Season: Voted by teammates as team's mental attitude winner...appeared in 20 games with nine starts at catcher...batted .250 on the year...had three hits and drove in four runs against Central Michigan (March 12)...singled and scored vs. Buffalo (March 19)...went 2-for-2 and scored a run vs. IPFW (March 31)...hit first career home run at UIC (April 10)...went 2-for-4 vs. Dayton (April 14)...smacked an RBI double at Valparaiso (May 8).

2009 - Freshman Season: Won team's Mental Attitude Award...Appeared in 14 games, starting seven times at catcher…smacked an RBI single at Dayton (March 4)…had best game at Cleveland State, going 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI (April 18)…drew an RBI walk at Valpo (May 10).

High School: Two-year letterwinner as a catcher and utility player for Marian Catholic High School...team captain and MVP as a senior...earned all-area honorable mention...batted .355 as a junior...team won 31 games his final two years...played on a national runner-up summer baseball team in 2008...head coach: Joe O'Brien.

Personal: Born March 25, 1990...son of Burt and Susan Padove...has a sister, Sarah, who played softball at Indiana...helped Crystal Lake Cardinals to a NABF Summer College World Series title in 2009...member of the National Honor Society...Illinois State Scholar.economics major.