News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Mallory Baker is named Second Team All-Midwest Region
News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Purdue falls to Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Tourney
Mallory Baker and Erika Beeler earn Big Ten postseason accolades
High School: An all-conference, all-county, and all-state selection ... Voted Miss Indiana Softball 2015... batted .560 with a .614 on-base percentage as a senior and led her team to the state title ... batted .378 with a .438 on-base percentage as a junior and earned a Golden Glove Award after leading her team to its third straight conference title ... an all-conference and all-county honoree as a sophomore after hitting .343 with a .410 on-base percentage ... posted a .385 average and .415 on-base percentage as a freshman starter on the varsity team, which won the county title ... listed among the Top 100 2015 recruits by studentsportssoftball.com ... played travel ball for the Indiana Shockwaves Black.
Personal: Full name is Mallory Elizabeth Baker ... born Dec. 19, 1996 ... parents are David and Angie Baker ... has one brother, Max, and one sister, Carly ... majoring in organizational leadership.
Sweet or salty: Sweet
Chocolate or vanilla: Vanilla
Dogs or cats: Cats
Cooking or eating: Cooking
Vacation: To the quiet country or to the big city: Big City
Coolest place I've ever been/or most unique locale: Battlefield in Charleston, South Carolina
Place I dream of visiting someday: Cancun, Mexico
Person I look up to most & why: My Mom because:
1. She literally does it all.
2. She's hilarious.
3. She doesn't try to be perfect and never expected us to be either.
4. She tolerates my venting, complaining, and worrying
Best feeling in the field (defensively): Making a diving play or assisting my teammate in throwing someone out.
Best Feeling at the plate (offensively): Beating the pitcher every single pitch.
Favorite thing about my positions: First base and Catcher: I like being involved in mostly every play and being a confident leader on the field. While catching, you are the only player to have vision of the whole field, so you must be loud and assertive with your play calls.
Three words that describe me: Saucy, Impressionable, Ferocious
One word to describe my game: Dynamic
Team I am most excited to play in 2016: IU, rivalry!!
My most memorable sports moment: Winning the 2015 State Championship for Indiana
Celebrity crush: Kris Bryant
Celebrity who would play me in a story of my life: Emma Stone
Person I would like to have dinner with: Mark Wahlberg
Best non-athletic talent: Being a left handed, ginger
My stupid human trick is: Making a clover with my tongue
Dream job: Famous prom dress designer
Song I have to listen to before a game: Any type of mashup
Favorite thing about playing at Bittinger Stadium: Our locker room
My favorite place to play in the Big Ten, besides home: OSU
Place I am most excited to play in 2017: Hawaii
Person who has impacted my life/made me who I am: Mom, Angie Baker
Favorite sweet treat: Cookie Dough
Favorite ice cream flavor: Amaretto
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite sport besides softball: Volleyball
Favorite sports team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Athlete: Kris Bryant
Favorite TV show: Shameless
Favorite Movie: Why Him
Favorite Book: The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Favorite Musical Artist: Miley Cyrus
Favorite type of pizza: Monical's Special Italian
Favorite Actor & Actress: Emma Stone and Will Ferrell
Favorite Food: Bang Bang Shrimp
Favorite place on campus: The Union
Favorite city: Charleston, South Carolina
Favorite outdoor activity: Laying out
Favorite animal/furry friend: Tiger, cat
Favorite class at Purdue: TLI 253
Favorite Purdue professor: Mike Kirchner