Double plays, slick defense & strong pitching help Black Team even series
Picchiotti's game-tying single in the seventh punctuates Black's three-run rally
Sander & Shipley help Palm Springs win fifth straight SCCBL title.
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.
Ted Snidanko, 2014 Photo Galler
Weekend photo gallery of Purdue Baseball's home series with Ohio State.
The Boilermakers host Michigan for a weekend series at Alexander Field. Photos by David Wegiel & Michael Ringor.
Photos of Purdue's weekend series at Rice, courtesy of Ricardo Arrechea, Pedro Arrechea, John Cox & Georgia Palkowetz
Photos of Purdue's season-opening series at Tennessee courtesy of Brenda Krieg
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago White Sox
Favorite Ball Player: Justin Verlander
Favorite Pro Stadium: U.S. Cellular Field
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): U.S. Cellular Field
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: Mark Buehrle's No-Hitter in 2007
Favorite Marquee Sporting Event: Super Bowl
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Most Like to Face: Justin Verlander
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Kyle Wood
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Michael Jordan
Last Concert He Attended: Country Thunder
Favorite Author: Stephen King
Magazine He Subscribes To: Sports Illustrated
Favorite Actor & Actress: Mark Wahlberg & Olivia Wilde
Favorite Month: September
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Cuisine: Mexican
Favorite Dessert: Candy
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golf
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Canada
Country He'd Like to Visit: Spain
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Suites in the Press Box
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: Extra-Innings Win vs. Ohio State in 2014
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: John Neal, Entomology
Furry Friend: Brownie, Mixed-Breed Dog
Snidanko played in 27 games and started 19 times… started at least once in all three outfield positions… went 3-for-3 with three extra-base hits and a career-high seven RBI in the rubber game win vs. Northern Illinois despite not entering the game until the sixth inning… in the NIU win, connected for a grand slam and later a three-run triple off the fence… his seven RBI were the most by a Purdue player since April 2013… started all three games of the Rutgers, Butler and Iowa series… also made starts in Big Ten play against Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State and Penn State… had two hits and two RBI in the Big Ten-opening win vs. Rutgers… also had two hits against Kent State and Indiana State… walked twice and scored twice in the finale of the Maryland series… recorded a pinch-hit single at Western Carolina in the season opener… scored the game-tying run as a pinch runner in the ninth inning of the comeback win vs. Sam Houston State… batted .333 (8-for-24) with runners in scoring position… with a runner on third and less than two outs, plated that runner in four of his five opportunities… batted .333 with a .429 on-base percentage in March. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Snidanko played in 23 games and started 18 times... started the first nine games of the season and seven times in Big Ten play... missed about two weeks due to injury in April after running into the fence at Illinois-Chicago while making a diving catch in center field... returned for the Michigan series and started at least one game each of the final five weekends... hit safely in three straight games twice... first collegiate hit was a single in the finale of the Tennessee series... doubled, walked and scored at Indiana State... recorded four outfield assists over an eight-game stretch late in the season to help Purdue lead the Big Ten in outfield assists through the end of the regular season... threw out runners at second base and home plate in the finale of the Indiana series... reached base safely twice in a game four times. Individual Game-by-Game Stats
Snidanko was a four-year letter-winner for coach Andy Satunas at Lockport Township High School in suburban Chicago... batted .450 as a freshman, .410 as a sophomore and .330 as a senior... helped Lockport post a 32-8 record on the way to winning regional and sectional titles as a senior... three-year honor roll student.
Full name is Theodore Thomas Snidanko... born in Oak Lawn, Ill.... parents are Ted and Shannon Snidanko... family also includes brothers Jim and John... majoring in Law and society.