2017 Purdue Boilermakers baseball team

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2017 Purdue Boilermakers baseball
Purdue Boilermakers logo.svg
Big Ten Conference Tournament, L, Maryland 2-5
Conference Big Ten Conference
2017 record 29–27 (12–12 Big Ten)
Head coach Mark Wasikowski (1st season)
Assistant coach Jack Marder (1st season)
Hitting coach Wally Crancer (4th season)
Pitching coach Steve Holm (1st season)
Home stadium Alexander Field
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Big Ten Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Nebraska  ‍‍‍y 16 7 1   .688     35 22 1   .612
Michigan  ‍‍‍y 16 8 0   .667     42 17 0   .712
Minnesota  ‍‍‍ 15 8 0   .652     36 21 0   .632
Iowa  ‍‍y 15 9 0   .625     39 22 0   .639
Maryland  ‍‍‍y 15 9 0   .625     38 23 0   .623
Indiana  ‍‍‍y 14 9 1   .604     34 24 2   .583
Northwestern  ‍‍‍ 13 11 0   .542     27 30 0   .474
Purdue  ‍‍‍ 12 12 0   .500     29 27 0   .518
Michigan State  ‍‍‍ 10 14 0   .417     29 23 0   .558
Illinois  ‍‍‍ 9 15 0   .375     23 28 0   .451
Ohio State  ‍‍‍ 8 16 0   .333     22 34 0   .393
Rutgers  ‍‍‍ 7 16 0   .304     19 34 0   .358
Penn State  ‍‍‍ 4 20 0   .167     18 37 0   .327
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2017 Purdue Boilermakers baseball team were a baseball team that represented Purdue University in the 2017 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Boilermakers were members of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Alexander Field in West Lafayette, Indiana. They were led by first-year head coach Mark Wasikowski. The Boilermakers finished the regular season 29–27 overall and 12–12 in conference play.

Previous season[edit]

In 2016, Purdue compiled a 10–44 record (2–22 in conference play) during the regular season, failing to qualify for a postseason for the fourth straight season. On May 21, 2016 Doug Schreiber announced he would be resigning at the end of the season.[1]

On June 24, 2016, Purdue hired Wasikowski to be the head coach of the baseball team. Wasikowski had been an assistant coach at Oregon the previous five seasons.[2] After retaining Wally Crancer, Wasikowski hired Jack Marder as a volunteer assistant.[3] On June 15, 2016, Wasikowski completed his staff with the hiring of Steve Holm as his pitching coach.[4]

Preseason[edit]

MLB Draft[edit]

The following Boilermakers on the 2016 roster were selected in the 2016 Major League Baseball draft:

List of Drafted Players
Name 2016 Class Pos. Team Round Signed/Returned
Matt Frawley Junior RHP Pittsburgh Pirates 17th Signed[5]

* indicates draftee had no more college eligibility

Roster[edit]

2017 Purdue Boilermakers baseball team
Players Coaches
# Pos. Name Bats/Throws Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
1 INF Logan Poisall R/R 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 188 lb (85 kg) RS Jr Fresno City College Clovis, California
3 INF Mike Madej S/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Fr Providence H. S. Manhattan, Illinois
4 U Skyler Hunter S/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Hood River Valley H. S. Hood River, Oregon
5 INF Harry Shipley L/R 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Cathedral H. S. Fishers, Indiana
6 INF Evan Warden R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) RS So Western H. S. Kokomo, Indiana
8 U Drew Bertram R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Zionsville Community H. S. Zionsville, Indiana
9 C Nick Dalesandro R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Joliet Catholic Academy Plainfield, Illinois
10 INF Hayden Grant R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Cathedral Catholic H. S. Solana Beach, California
11 OF Alec Olund R/R 6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m) 186 lb (84 kg) Jr Lake Central H. S. Crown Point, Indiana
13 RHP Tanner Andrews R/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Jr Tippecanoe Valley H. S. Rochester, Indiana
15 INF Evan Kennedy L/R 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Jr Lafayette Central Catholics Jr/Sr H. S. Lafayette, Indiana
17 INF Stephen Kalina L/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 177 lb (80 kg) RS So Edina H. S. Edina, Minnesota
21 RHP Mike Kornacker R/R 6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m) 213 lb (97 kg) RS So St. Laurence H. S. Lemont, Illinois
22 C Bryce Bonner R/R 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Fr Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Katy, Texas
23 RHP Jack Dellinger R/R 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Fr Issaquah H. S. Issaquah, Washington
25 OF Milo Beam L/L 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Westfield H. S. Westfield, Indiana
26 LHP Ross Learnard R/L 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Parkland College Catlin, Illinois
27 C Jacson McGowan R/R 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m) 212 lb (96 kg) So Brownsburg H. S. Brownsburg, Indiana
28 LHP Nick Wojtysiak L/L 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 196 lb (89 kg) Jr Paradise Valley Community College Fountain Hills, Arizona
29 OF John LeGare R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Fr St. Charles North H. S. St. Charles, Illinois
31 RHP Cameron Williams R/R 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Jr Angelina College Seabrook, Texas
32 LHP Gareth Stroh L/L 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Coffeyville Community College Kearney, Nebraska
33 INF Brice McDaniel L/L 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Fr Columbus North H. S. Columbus, Indiana
34 RHP Andrew Bohm R/R 6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Fr Hamilton Southeastern H. S. Fishers, Indiana
36 OF Ted Snidanko R/R 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 199 lb (90 kg) Sr Lockport Township H. S. Homer Glen, Illinois
37 RHP Alex Lyons R/R 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Vincennes University Richmond, Indiana
39 RHP Brian Ghiselli R/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 226 lb (103 kg) RS Sr West Lafayette Junior-Senior H. S. West Lafayette, Indiana
40 RHP Dalton Parker R/R 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 216 lb (98 kg) Fr St. Joseph-Ogden H. S. St. Joseph, Illinois
41 LHP Kyle Van Hoeck L/L 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr St. Benedict at Auburndale Memphis, Tennessee
42 LHP Matt Moore L/L 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 219 lb (99 kg) Fr Avon H. S. Avon, Indiana
43 RHP Tanner Schumacher R/R 6 ft 5.5 in (1.97 m) 227 lb (103 kg) RS Sr Wabash Valley College Blaine, Minnesota
45 RHP Adam Dressler R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Sr Hinsdale Central H. S. Clarendon Hills, Illinois
46 RHP Kyle Schweiger R/R 6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Jr Chipola College Rochester, Michigan
47 LHP Hunter Wolfe L/L 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Fr Clay City H. S. Clay City, Indiana
Head coach

Mark Wasikowski

Assistant coach(es)

Miles Miller

Hitting coach(es)

Wally Crancer

Pitching coach(es)

Steve Holm


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Current redshirt

Roster
Last update: February 20, 2017

Schedule[edit]

2017 Purdue Boilermakers Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Postseason

Awards and honors[edit]

Weekly awards[edit]

Weekly Awards
Player Award Date Awarded Ref.
Tanner Andrews Big Ten Pitcher of the Week February 20, 2017 [62]
Tanner Andrews Big Ten Pitcher of the Week March 6, 2017 [63]
Skyler Hunter Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week March 20, 2017 [64]
Gareth Stroh Big Ten Pitcher of the Week April 24, 2017 [65]

Conference awards[edit]