Snidanko connects for a grand slam, drives in seven & finishes a single shy of the cycle.
Boilermakers to host Penn St., Michigan, Ohio St. & Iowa for Big Ten home series.
Josh Estill homers to lead off second & fourth innings for Black Team.
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.
Josh Estill, 2013
A mega photo gallery of pictures spanning the entirety of Purdue Baseball's 2013 season.
More action photos from home games at Alexander Field during the 2013 season.
The Boilermakers host Iowa for the final weekend series fo the 2013 season.
Baseball action photos by Charles Jischke.
Favorite Athlete: Pele
Favorite Pro Stadium: Home Depot Center
Current Teammate Most Likely to Become a Coach: James Jewell
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Matt Gibbs
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Most Like to Face: Kenley Jansen
Person He'd Most Like to Have Dinner With: Jesus Christ
In His MP3 Player: Blink 182
Last Concert He Attended: No Doubt
Favorite Writer: Dr. Suess
Favorite Actor & Actress: Robert Downey, Jr. & Jennifer Lawrence
Favorite Director: Doug Ellin
Favorite Month: November
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Favorite Food: Mom's Jambalaya
Favorite Purdue Building: Nuclear Engineering
Favorite Big City: San Francisco
Unique Travel Locale: Jerusalem
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Syria
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Bochee Ball
Another Sport He Enjoys: Disc Golf
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: Night Games
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: Game 2 of 2013 Series at Michigan State
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Megha Anwer, English
Furry Friend: Tebeoux & Bentley, Cats
2013 Season Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America... Big Ten All-Freshman Team... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 18)... Estill played in 45 games and started 34 times... made 21 starts at catcher, 11 at first base and two at designated hitter... batted cleanup a team-high 22 times... shared the team-lead with nine doubles after not recording his first extra-base hit until April 2... hit the first home run to left field at Alexander Field in the midweek win against Illinois-Chicago... enjoyed a monster night overall in the blowout win against UIC, finishing the game 3-for-4 with two doubles and seven RBI to go along with the home run... his seven RBI were the most by a Boiler since 2006... recorded five RBI during Purdue's 15-run second inning thanks to the two-run homer as well as a three-run double... hit safely in all four games of the season-opening Big East/Big Ten Challenge (7-for-15) to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors... also hit safely in all three games at Michigan State (5-for-13)... started all three games of the Big Ten series against Michigan State and Iowa, and 12 Big Ten games total... batted .327 with a team-high 16 RBI in home games... was 7-for-20 with six extra-base hits in midweek action... batted a team-best .364 with 14 RBI in April... went 5-for-6 with the bases loaded... with a runner on third and less than two outs, plated that runner in nine of 11 opportunities... recorded three singles and drew a walk in his college debut, helping Purdue defeat UConn... also had three hits Feb. 23 against Mississippi State, another NCAA Tournament qualifier... doubled twice and drove in four runs, including the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, in the game two win against Southern Illinois... recorded and RBI in three different innings in the SIU win... was the team's top hitter during an eight-game stretch from April 21 through May 5, going 14-for-31 with five extra-base hits and 17 RBI as Purdue went 5-3... doubled and scored Purdue's lone run in the 11-inning thriller with Iowa.
Estill was a four-year letter-winner for coach Don Mitchell at Santa Fe Christian High School in Solona Beach, Calif.... also was an All-Coastal League performer in football... batted .414 with 10 home runs, 45 RBI and 11 doubles... two-time first team All-Coastal League performer as an upperclassman after earning second team honors his underclassman seasons... Rawlings second team all-region California as a senior... first team All-California small schools and second team All-CIF San Diego in 2012... San Diego top freshman of the year in 2009... San Diego Union Tribune all-academic team each year of high school... helped lead Santa Fe to four Coastal League titles and two CIF-SDS Division IV crowns.
Full name is Josh Quinn Estill... born in Carlsbad, Calif.... parents are John and Lisa Estill... majoring in management.