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Evan Warden
Evan  Warden

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Kokomo, Ind.

High School:
Western

Last College:
Morehead State

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
11/01/1995

06/13/2017

Purdue's Most Memorable Games of 2017

Boilermakers were part of numerous thrillers during turnaround campaign

06/05/2017

Purdue Enjoys Historic Turnaround Year

Annual season recap details all the highlights from entertaining campaign

06/01/2017

Purdue Summer League Assignments

Boilermakers to be represented in 12 different summer wood bat leagues

05/26/2017

Bases-Loaded Chances Prove Decisive

Learnard eclipses team ERA record that had stood since 1965

05/25/2017

Purdue Unable to Keep Pace with Huskers

Boilermakers respond with early five-run rally but can't keep pace at B1G Tournament

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Ball Player: Josh Donaldson
Favorite Pro Stadium: Busch Stadium
Favorite Field He's Played at (Besides Purdue): Victory Field
Favorite Marquee Event: World Series
Unique Baseball Feat He Witnessed: 3-homer game by Albert Pujols vs. Reds
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Kyle Schweiger
MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Aroldis Chapman
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Kevin Hart
In His MP3 Player: Future
Favorite Actor: Kevin Hart
Favorite Super-Hero: Captain America
Show He Can't Stop Watching: Criminal Minds
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream Cake
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Beach Volleyball
Another Sport He Enjoys: Basketball
Favorite Big City: New York
Continent He'd Like to Visit: Africa
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Clubhouse
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: The Fans
Furry Friend: Roscoe, Pit Bull

2017 Season
Warden started 55 games, all at second base... led the nation with 30 hit by pitch entering the NCAA Tournament, obliterating the Purdue single-season record (19)... second in the Big Ten in runs scored and 10th in OBP through the end of the regular season... led Purdue in doubles (15), runs scored (50), OBP (.425) and OPS (.863)... first Boilermaker with 15 doubles and 50 runs scored since First Team All-Big Ten honorees Cameron Perkins and Kevin Plawecki in 2012... hit the first game-opening home run by a Boilermaker since March 2011 in Purdue's May 16 win vs. Fort Wayne in Kokomo, his hometown... also homered in wins vs. Indiana and Indiana State... his ground ball to third base led to the walk-off win vs. Illinois that completed a series sweep. Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

2016 Season
Joined Purdue in the fall of 2015 but redshirted as a transfer during his first year as a Boilermaker.

Previous College
Warden played his freshmen season at Morehead State University, helping the Eagles qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993 as Ohio Valley Conference Tournament champs... played in 40 games and made 30 starts, primarily as a second baseman... finished the season with four doubles, 13 RBI, 17 runs and 12 walks... charged with four errors while compiling a .962 fielding percentage... dean's list student during the spring semester.

High School
Warden was a four-year varsity letterwinner in both baseball and basketball for coaches Ty Calloway and Quintin Brown at Western High School in Russiaville, Indiana... helped WHS win the class 3A IHSSA state title as a sophomore... four-year all-conference and all-area honoree in baseball and a three-time selection in basketball... maintained a sub-2.45 ERA throughout his prep career, while batting .385 during his junior campaign... scored over 1,000 points in his high school basketball career... helped WHS win sectional and regional titles as a junior... ranked as the 19th overall prospect and fifth best shortstop in Indiana... two-year honor roll student as an upperclassman.

Personal
Full name is Evan Alan Warden... born in Kokomo, Indiana... parents are Todd and Kelly Warden... family also includes brothers Zac and Weston... his father played baseball at Glen Oakes Community College in Michigan... majoring in law and society.

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