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: Green Bay Packers
Favorite Athlete: Tom Brady
Favorite Pro Stadium: Lambeau Field
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): Petco Park
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: Andruw Jones walk-off homerun
Favorite Marquee Sporting Event: Super Bowl
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Adam Dressler
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Aroldis Chapman
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Reed Hastings
In His MP3 Player: Jay-Z
Last Concert He Attended: Alesso
Last Book He Read: Being Your Brains Best Friend
Favorite Author: Mark Twain
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Leonardo Dicaprio, Megan Fox & Martin Scorsese
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Pulp Fiction
Favorite Super-Hero: Batman
Favorite TV Series: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Dream Car: Lamborghini Aventador SV
Favorite Month: November
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Dessert: Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Boating
Another Sport He Enjoys: Football
Favorite Purdue Building: Elliot Hall
Favorite Big City: Los Angeles
Unique Travel Locale: British Virgin Islands
Country He'd Like to Visit: Monaco
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Hitting Facility
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Chris McEvoy, Entrepreneurship
Furry Friend: Charlie, 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.