Kennedy, Picchiotti both reach base safely four times
Double plays, slick defense & strong pitching help Black Team even series
Eight sets of Purdue players to remain teammates this summer in wood bat leagues.
Five of Gold's hitters finish with multiple hits as series winner pounds out 13 as a team.
Evak goes 3-for-3 with two sac bunts, stolen base, run scored and outfield assist.
Favorite Pro Team: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Favorite Athlete: Johnny Manziel
Favorite Pro Stadium: Petco Park
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): Petco Park
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: A Cycle
Favorite Marquee Sporting Event: World Series
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Kyle Wood
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Clayton Kershaw
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Mark Cuban
In His MP3 Player: French Montana
Last Concert He Attended: Alesso
Magazine He Subscribes To: DuPont Registry
Favorite Author: Mark Twain
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Mark Wahlberg, Angelina Jolie & Martin Scorsese
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Wolf of Wall Street
Favorite Month: November
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Lobster
Favorite Dessert: Banana Split
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Boating
Another Sport He Enjoys: Football
Favorite Purdue Building: Memorial Union
Favorite Big City: Los Angeles
Unique Travel Locale: Hawaii
Country He'd Like to Visit: Monaco
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Locker Room
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Dawn Laux, Computer Information Technology
Furry Friend: Peppi, Poodle
Other Hobbies/Interests: Cars and Photography
Grant played in eight games, starting the Illinois State win at designated hitter... also saw action at second base, shortstop and third base... recorded an RBI double in the Illinois State win... had a pinch hit single in the nightcap of the Gonzaga doubleheader... singled and scored in the rubber game win vs. Northern Illinois... drew a walk after taking over at shortstop in the season opener at Western Carolina... also saw action against Arizona State and Michigan State. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Grant played in 13 games and started four times... started all three of the games Southern Illinois series and the finale of the Illinois series... made two starts at shortstop and two starts at third base... doubled in each of the first two games of the SIU series... recorded his first collegiate hit in his return to his native San Diego in game two at San Diego State... also walked and scored a run in game two at SIU... walked in the finale of the Michigan series... committed just one error and helped Purdue turn three double plays. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Grant 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 Derek Black... three-year varsity starter played shortstop as a senior and second base as a sophomore... started every game as an upperclassman, seeing action at seven different positions as a junior... team's gold glove award winner as a junior, recognizing him as its best fielder... led the team in extra-base hits in each of his upperclassman seasons... also played wide receiver on the football team... all-academic team honoree... helped lead CCHS to California Interscholastic Federation San Diego Division championships in 2011 and 2012.
Full name is Hayden James Grant... born in La Jolla, Calif.... parents are John and Christina Grant... family also includes older sister Ali... majoring in organizational leadership and supervision with a career ambition of becoming a business owner.