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Bennett Oliver
Bennett Oliver

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Topeka, Kan.

High School:
Washburn Rural

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
02/10/1993

Bats/Throws:
L/R



02/17/2013

Nine-Run Inning Burns Boilers in Challenge Loss to USF

Purdue issues 14 free passes, commits four errors defensively.

02/12/2013

McHugh, Schreiber & Wood Among Big Ten Players to Watch

McHugh slated to move to third base, Schreiber & Wood return from injury to bolster staff.

02/11/2013

Baseball Opens New Season Friday in Florida

Boilers begin campaign with four-game weekend at Big East/Big Ten Challenge.

01/25/2013

Purdue Opens Preseason Practice Inside Mollenkopf

Boilermakers' revamped roster looks to defend its Big Ten title of 2012.

12/20/2012

Boilers Among 7 B1G Teams Receiving Votes in CBN Top 40

Ten 2013 opponents among the preseason poll from Collegiate Baseball.

05/28/2013

2013 Season in Photos

A mega photo gallery of pictures spanning the entirety of Purdue Baseball's 2013 season.

03/05/2013

Big East/Big Ten Challenge

Big East/Big Ten Challenge

07/02/2012

Purdue Baseball -- 2012 Season in Photos

A photo compilation of Purdue's 2012 Big Ten championship campaign

04/29/2012

Purdue vs. MSU

Purdue vs. MSU

Purdue Personal Preferences
In His MP3 Player: Jason Aldean
Last Concert He Attended: Luke Bryan
Favorite Actor & Actress: Mark Wahlberg & Mila Kunis
Favorite Month: February
Favorite Holiday: Groundhog Day
Favorite Meal: Steak & Potatoes
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Topeka, Kansas
Unique Travel Locale: Dusseldorf, Germany
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fishing
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2012 Comeback Win vs. Southern Miss
Furry Friend: Swagger, Dachshund

2013 Season
Oliver played in six games and started three times... started the first two games of the season at shortstop and the first meeting with Samford at designated hitter... was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and scored a run during the seven-run fourth inning in the season-opening win against Connecticut... walked as a pinch hitter against Louisville at the Big East/Big Ten Challenge.

2012 Season
Oliver played in 13 games and started five times, once at shortstop, once at third base and three times at designated hitter... started games against Maryland, Anderson, the final two games of the Michigan State series and game two of the UCLA series... reached base safely in three consecutive plate appearances late in game two of the Michigan State series to help the Boilers rally for a 14-inning victory... recorded his first college hit with a two-run single in the middle game of the Murray State series sweep... had a base hit and a sacrifice fly as the starting third baseman in the neutral-site win against Anderson at Victory Field in Downtown Indianapolis... drew a bases-loaded walk in the win against IPFW at Parkview Field in Downtown Fort Wayne... delivered an RBI single in the midweek win at Illinois-Chicago.

High School
Oliver was a three-year varsity starter for Washburn Rural High School in Topeka... finished his high school career ranked 10th all-time in RBIs at WRHS... batted .448 with 19 RBIs and a .562 on-base percentage as a first team all-city and second team all-conference honoree his senior year... posted single-season Top 10 totals in batting average, hits and runs scored as a senior... batted .321 with 15 doubles and 28 RBIs for his summer league team in 2010... highlighted among the area's best players by the Topeka Capital Journal.

Personal
Full name is Bennett Andrew Oliver... born Feb. 10, 1993 in Topeka... son of David and Peggy Oliver... family also includes older sister Natalie... majoring in sociology with an interest in attending law school or becoming a coach.

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