Snidanko connects for three-run homer to left field to cap early five-run rally.
Strong, S. McHugh, Wood & Lewis all reach base safely four times for Gold Team.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Adrian Gonzalez
Favorite Pro Stadium: Petco Park
Current Teammate Most Likely to Become a Coach: Josh Estil
Person He'd Most Like to Have Dinner With: Riff Raff
In His MP3 Player: Kid Cudi
Last Concert He Attended: Alesso
Favorite Actor & Director: Will Ferrell & James Cameron
Favorite Month: January
Favorite Holiday: New Year's
Favorite Food: Breakfast Burritos
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Boating
Another Sport He Enjoys: Racquett Ball
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: San Diego
Unique Travel Locale: Bermuda
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: Locker Room
Furry Friend: Bear, mixed-breed dog
Black was a four-year letter-winner for coaches Gary Remiker and Anthony Stabile at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego... high school teammate of fellow Boilermaker Hayden Grant... selected as the team's hitter of the year on the junior varsity squad as a sophomore before moving up to varsity... participated in the 16U Team USA Trials following the summer of his sophomore year... starting first baseman for the JV team as a freshman... helped lead CCHS to California Interscholastic Federation San Diego Division championships in 2011 and 2012... also part of Lions Tournament championship teams in those seasons... honor roll student.
Full name is Derek McLellan Black... born in La Jolla, Calif.... parents are Dennis and Michele Owen Black... his father played basketball at San Jose State and his mother is a Penn State alumna... family also includes older sisters Heather and Samantha... majoring in communications.