Kennedy, Picchiotti both reach base safely four times
De LaRiva gets a big out in the seventh to escape bases-loaded jam
Jewell goes deep; McGowan's three-run double highlights four-RBI effort
Boilermakers win final five games & six of the last seven; Kyle Wood wins team triple crown.
Top 10 list & honorable mention collection chronicles ups & downs of 2015.
Purdue wins the series opener 8-2 against Penn State
Corpus Christi Weekend Photo Gallery
Phoenix Weekend Photo Gallery
Jeff Evak, 2014 Photo Gallery
Weekend photo gallery of Purdue Baseball's home series with Ohio State.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Bulls
Favorite Pro Stadium: Soldier Field
Favorite Playoff Format: NCAA Tournament
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Jordan Bickle
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Most Like to Face: R.A. Dickey
Person He'd Most Like to Have Dinner With: Mick Jagger
In His MP3 Player: Frankie Vallie & the Four Seasons
Last Concert He Attended: Zac Brown Band
Last Book He Read: Who Moved My Cheese
Favorite Author: Mark Twain
Favorite Actor & Actress: Jason Sudeikis & Blake Lively
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Friday Night Lights
Favorite Month: February
Favorite Holiday: New Year's
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Favorite Dessert: Cookies
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Bags
Another Sport He Enjoys: Football
Favorite Purdue Building: Owen Hall
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: The Caribbean
Country He'd Like to Visit: Fiji
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Clubhouse
Most Memorable Games at Purdue: 2013 Black & Gold Series
Enjoyed This Professor's Class: Gary Varner, English
Furry Friend: Josie, Mixed-Breed Dog
Academic All-Big Ten… Evak Played in 27 games and started 12 times, all in right field… started the first five games of the season and 11 of the first 14… started all three games of the series at Western Carolina and all four games of the Phoenix Muni Classic… hit safely and scored a run in all three games at WCU… homered and recorded an outfield assist in the win against Gonzaga… doubled twice in the middle game of the Western Carolina series and also had a two-run double at Arizona State… saw action in Big Ten games against Michigan, Maryland and Penn State… singled twice and scored twice in the comeback win against PSU… started the series finale at Butler, recording base hit. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Evak played in 37 games and started the final 24 games of the season... also started the series finale of the season-opening series at Tennessee and both games of the doubleheader in Birmingham... started games in all three outfield positions, including 17 in right field... enjoyed highlight-reel night in the series-opening win against Ohio State, connecting for a true inside-the-park homer to center field and making a diving catch in right field moments later... joined the starting lineup in time for the finale of the Penn State series, stealing second, third and home on one trip around the bases that day... batted .230 and was 9-of-9 on stolen bases after moving into the starting lineup... finished the season a perfect 11-of-11 on steals, good for the third most by a Purdue freshman in program history... became the first Boiler since Stephen Talbott in 2011 to steal at least 10 bases and not get thrown out... led the team with two triples as one of only two Boilers to record a triple in 2014... tripled against Butler and Minnesota... had three hits and scored twice in the midweek win at Illinois State... scored the game-winning run in the 10th inning of the walk-off win against Butler... recorded two outfield assists to help Purdue lead the Big Ten through the end of the regular season... finished the season having reached base safely in seven consecutive games... reached base safely 48 percent of the time when leading off an inning... recorded four of his six RBI with two outs... registered eight of his 11 stolen bases at home... batted .381 (8-for-21) with four stolen bases and six runs scored in midweek play. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Evak was a four-year letter-winner for coach Robin Renner at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Ill.... also played football and basketball... high school teammate of fellow Boilermaker Jack Amaro... batted .465 as a junior to earn All-Upstate Eight Conference honors... also an all-city, all-area, all-Chicagoland and all-upper Illinois honoree as a junior... batted .365 as a senior to again earn all-conference and all-area honors... garnered all-conference acclaim in football as a junior after also starting for varsity as a sophomore... helped lead NVHS to a conference title in baseball and was also part of a very good Illinois Sparks club team that went 30-2.
Full name is Jeffrey Douglas Evak... born in Naperville, Ill.... parents are Doug and Cynthia Evak... family also includes sisters Mary and Kelly... his father played golf at Millikin University... majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.