Mike Kornacker
Mike  Kornacker

RS Sophomore

Lemont, Ill.

High School:
St. Laurence

Height / Weight:
6-3½ / 213





Purdue's Most Memorable Games of 2017

Boilermakers were part of numerous thrillers during turnaround campaign


Purdue Enjoys Historic Turnaround Year

Annual season recap details all the highlights from entertaining campaign


Boilermakers Lose Back and Forth Affair

McGowan posts his second four-hit game, Shipley records his 20th stolen base


Boilermakers Wrap Up Homestand vs. NU

Purdue's six-game home win streak is its longest since 2010


Boilermakers vs. Billikens at Alexander

Purdue enters the weekend as the most-improved team in the country


Mike Kornacker, 2016 Action

Collection of action photos from the 2016 season.


Corpus Christi Weekend

Corpus Christi Weekend Photo Gallery

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Athletes: Grayson Allen & Christian Laettner
Favorite Pro Stadium: Wrigley Field
Favorite Field He's Played at (Besides Alexander): Arizona State
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Adam Dressler
MLB Hitter He'd Like to Face: Javier Baez
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: Carlos Zambrano's No-Hitter at Miller Park
Favorite Marquee Event: NCAA Tournament
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Michael Jordan
In His MP3 Player: Brantley Gilbert
Last Concert He Attended: Jimmy Buffett
Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
Dream Car: Audi R8
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Major League
Favorite Superhero: Batman
Favorite Month: December
Favorite TV Series: Seinfeld
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Dessert: Brownies
Favorite Purdue Buildings: Co-Rec
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Orange Beach, Ala.
City He'd Like to Visit: Paris
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fishing
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: 408 Feet to Center (Pitcher Friendly)
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: Competing
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: Winning at Oklahoma

2017 Season
Academic All-Big Ten... Kornacker pitched in 12 games and made eight straight weekend starts from March 12 to May 7... helped lead Purdue to wins in series finales vs. Santa Clara, Ohio State and Illinois... worked a combined 10 2/3 innings of four-hit ball in the OSU and Illinois, helping Purdue win a rubber game in Columbus and sweep the home series vs. the Illini. Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

2016 Season
Academic All-Big Ten... Kornacker played in 11 games, making three starts, before opting to undergo an arm surgery in late March that ended his season... started the first two games of the season at designated hitter after being strictly a pitcher as freshman... also started the series finale with Ohio at third base... singled and scored twice in the comeback win at Georgia State... played third base in all three games of the Ohio series, recording a single in the 15-inning win... record an RBI in the finale of the Cal series. Individual Game-by-Game Stats

2015 Season
Kornacker pitched in six games, starting all six, before an injury in late March ended his season... granted a medical redshirt... was Purdue's series-opening starter in all six games... gave up just one run on three hits over 5 1/3 innings to earn the win in the opener at Oklahoma... worked 5 2/3 shutout innings in a no-decision against Butler... pitched a season-high six-plus innings against Northern Illinois, two of the four runs he was charged with scoring in the seventh after he left the game... surrendered no more than one run in any of his first three starts after working two innings of one-run ball in his collegiate debut vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and 3 1/3 innings vs. Gonzaga... left the Big Ten opener against Rutgers with two outs in the fifth inning with Purdue leading 3-2... became the rare freshman to start a Big Ten opener on the mound for Purdue under head coach Doug Schreiber... surrendered only five extra-base hits in 27 innings. Individual Game-by-Game Stats

High School
Kornacker was a four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Pete Lotus at St. Laurence High School in the south suburbs of Chicago... Catholic League Player of the Year as a senior after batting .417 and posting a 9-1 record with 88 strikeouts on the mound... two-time all-state and First Team All-Catholic League as an upperclassman... batted .429 with an 8-1 record, 82 strikeouts and 0.97 ERA on the mound as a junior to earn Area Player of the Year honors from the Southtown Star newspaper... three-time all-area honoree was Second Team All-Catholic League in each of his underclassman seasons... established new school records for games played, hits, RBI, runs scored and strikeouts... batted .405 and went 5-1 as a starting pitcher as a sophomore... batted .397 as the starting second baseman as a freshman playing varsity... also played three years of basketball, earning offensive team MVP honors as a junior after averaging 14 point per game... defensive team MVP as a sophomore playing varsity... helped lead St. Laurence to four straight regional titles in the IHSA playoffs... honor roll student graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

Full name is Michael Joseph Kornacker... born in Hinsdale, Illinois... parents are Dean and Debbie Kornacker... family also includes older siblings Lauren and Mark ... his father was drafted by the San Francisco Giants and reached the Double-A level after being a standout performer in college at Saint Xavier in Chicago... his brother Mark played baseball at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, where his mother is a professor of nursing... his sister Lauren is a nurse practitioner in Tampa... in majoring in organizational leadership.



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