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Skyler Hunter
Skyler  Hunter

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Hood River, Ore.

High School:
Hood River Valley

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
UTL

Birthdate:
08/29/1997

10/23/2017

Baseball Set for Old Gold & Black Series

Boilermakers close slate of fall scrimmages with annual intrasquad at Alexander

08/20/2017

Boilermakers Back In Action

Student-athletes, coaches, administrators kick off school year

08/14/2017

Kennedy Powers Aviators to League Title

Lafayette native homers in his first at-bat on consecutive days

07/24/2017

Hunter Wins Title, Frawley Promoted

Kennedy posts multi-homer game, 7-game RBI streak in Prospect League

07/14/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

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: Dad
Favorite Field He's Played at (Besides Alexander): Safeco Field
Favorite Pro Stadium: Safeco Field
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Gareth Stroh
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Clayton Kershaw
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Ken Griffey Jr.
In His MP3 Player: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Last Concert He Attended: Waka Flocka
Favorite Author: Stephen King
Last Book He Read: Derek Jeter Biography
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston & Steven Spielberg
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Warrior
Favorite Super-Hero: The Hulk
Show He Can't Stop Watching: The Office
Favorite Month: August
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Meal: Chicken & Rice
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Mountain Biking
Another Sport He Enjoys: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Ford Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Seattle
Unique Travel Locale: Hawaii
Country He'd Like to Visit: Indonesia (Bali)
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Atmosphere
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: Competing at the Highest Level of Collegiate Athletics
Hidden Talent: Video Games
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Warren Dukes, Sociology
Furry Friend: Wrigley, Golden Retriever

2017 Season
Big Ten All-Freshman Team... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (March 20)... 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 6 different weekends, including all three 4-game weekends... 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 3 hits and 5 RBI in win at Ball State, highlighting a 3-game stretch in which he was 5-for-10 with 10 RBI. Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

High School
Hunter was a 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.

Personal
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... his mother is an accomplished photographer... majoring in kinesiology.

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