June 5, 2013
2013 Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Purdue baseball's Josh Estill was one of six first-year players around the Big Ten Conference named to Collegiate Baseball's Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team.
Last month, Estill was part of a quartet of Boilermakers -- along with Kyle Johnson, Jordan Minch and Kyle Wood -- named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. Purdue's four honorees were the most in the conference this year. Estill was one of 13 freshmen to see action this season, three of the 13 first-year Boilers winning Big Ten Freshman of the Week at one point.
Estill batted .281 with 22 RBI while seeing action at catcher, first base and designated hitter. Despite not recording his first extra-base hit of the season until April 2, he finished the year with nine doubles to share the team lead. He hit safely in every game of the season-opening Big East/Big Ten Challenge as well as the weekend series at Michigan State.
Estill played the starring role in a pair of home wins this season. He doubled twice in victories against Illinois-Chicago (April 24) and Southern Illinois (May 4) en route to three-hit efforts. Against UIC, the Carlsbad, Calif., native connected for the first home run to left field in the history of Alexander Field on his way to a seven-RBI night, the most by a Boiler since 2006. He recorded an RBI in three different innings and delivered the go-ahead double in bottom of the seventh in the SIU win.
Estill is slated to play for the Duluth Huskies of Northwoods League this summer.
Collegiate Baseball's 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team
Players from Big Ten Conference Teams
Josh Estill, Purdue (C/1B)
Kevin Duchene, Illinois (SP)
Evan Hill, Michigan (SP)
Scott Effross, Indiana (RP)
Travis Maezes, Michigan (SS)
Jacob Cronenworth, Michigan (UTL)
Purdue's Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-Americans
Josh Estill, 2013 (C/1B)
Cameron Perkins, 2010 (3B)
Kevin Plawecki, 2010 (C)
Eric Charles, 2009 (2B)
Matt Bischoff, 2007 (SP)
Tony Sedlemeyer, 2007 (SP)
Ryne White, 2006 (OF)
Brent Coudron, 2002 (RP)