Skyler Hunter
Skyler  Hunter


Hood River, Ore.

High School:
Hood River Valley

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185





Baseball Sweeps Michigan, Finishes 2nd

Boilermakers enter Big Ten Tournament having won 18 of their last 20


Purdue Up on U-M in Suspended Game

Action to resume Saturday at 1 p.m. as originally scheduled


Andrews Exits Alexander with a Gem

Senior leads Purdue to big series-opening win vs. Michigan in shutout fashion


Boilermakers Win 10th Straight at Home

Kennedy hits Purdue's first pinch-hit home run since 2012


Ohio State Rallies to Take Rubber Game

Bullpen has uncharacteristic bad day in as Buckeyes score 15 unanswered runs

Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

Big Ten All-Freshman Team
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (March 20)
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
• Converted infielder made all 53 of his starts in center field
• Reached base safely in 22 of the 24 Big Ten games
• Hit safely in every game of six different weekends, including all three four-game series (at Texas State, at CSUN, at Santa Clara)
• Became Purdue's first freshman to lead the team in batting average since Kevin Plawecki (2012 B1G Player of the Year, currently plays for Mets) in 2010
• Also the first Purdue freshman since 2010 to reach the 30-RBI benchmark
• Reached base safely in 21 straight games from March 10 to April 9
• Scored the game-winning run in the walk-off victory vs. Kent State
• His two-run single was the difference in the 2-1 rubber game win at Ohio State
• Had three hits and five RBI in win at Ball State, highlighting a three-game stretch in which he was 5-for-10 with 10 RBI
• Also had three-hit games vs. CSUN, Michigan and Minnesota
• Recorded a pair of two-run doubles in the comeback victory at Indiana State that ignited a seven-game win streak
• Batted .444 (12-for-27) with eight RBI and seven runs scored on the spring break trip
• Batted .313 at Alexander Field

• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Erich Harjo at Hood River Valley High School in Northern Oregon
• Four-year starter was a two-time all-state honoree as an upperclassman
• Helped Hood River win the class 5A state title as a junior and finish as the state runner-up as a sophomore and senior
• Three-year gold glove winner
• Conference player of the year as a senior

• Major: Kinesiology
• Full name is Skyler Todd Hunter
• Born in Oregon City, Oregon
• Parents are Todd and Darcy Hunter
• Family also includes younger sisters Lylah and Taylor
• Mother is an accomplished photographer

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Seattle Mariners
Favorite Ball Player: Pete Rose
Favorite Marquee Event: World Series
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: Mom & Dad
Favorite Field He's Played at (Besides Alexander): Iowa's Duane Banks Field
Favorite Pro Stadium: Safeco Field
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Trevor Cheaney
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Clayton Kershaw
Celeb or Pro Athlete He'd Like to Meet: Derek Jeter
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Johnny Cash.
In His MP3 Player: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Last Concert He Attended: Ed Sheeran
Would Love to See Him Play Purdue: Kodak Black
Favorite Author: Stephen King
Last Book He Read: Derek Jeter Biography
Favorite Multi-Media App: Clash of Clans
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston & George Lucas
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: The Sandlot
Favorite Super-Hero: The Incredible Hulk
Show He Can't Stop Watching: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Month: August
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Favorite Meal: Chicken & Rice
Favorite Dessert: Coffee & Oreo Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Mountain Biking
Another Sport He Enjoys: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Country He'd Like to Visit: Greece
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Atmosphere
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: Batting practice on the opposing team's field
Hidden Talent: 1v1 quickscoping on the Xbox
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Beating Indiana
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Warren Dukes, Sociology
Animal Friend: Sucker, Fish



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