2018 Baseball Roster

Evan Warden

6 Evan Warden

  • Position
    INF
  • Class
    Redshirt Junior
  • Height
    5-10
  • Weight
    185
  • Hometown
    Kokomo, Ind.
  • High School
    Western
  • Bats/Throws
    R/R

Biography

2018 / AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR
· Big Ten All-Tournament Team
· Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
· Started all 59 games at third base, joining shortstop Harry Shipley, center fielder Skyler Hunter and first baseman Jacson McGowan as the only Boilermakers to start every game at the same position in 2018
· Missed only one game in his two seasons with Purdue and that was due to suspension after getting ejected for arguing with an umpire in 2017
· Co-recipient of the Clyde Lyle award as the team's top non-scholarship performer
· Moved to third base in 2018 after starting all but one game of 2017 at second base
· Finished his career 9-for-23 with 4 XBH, 3 RBI and 6 runs scored in six career games at the Big Ten Tournament
· Enjoyed his hottest stretch of the season during the 13-game win streak, batting .357 with 11 RBI, 11 runs scored and more walks (8) than strikeouts (7)
· Impressed defensively much of the season, especially defending against the bunt
· Took a bad hop ground ball off the lip with two outs in the ninth inning of the regular season finale vs. Michigan and had to have stitches after the game
· Got a little revenge vs. U-M at the Big Ten Tournament, delivering a walk-off single in the ninth inning
· Delivered the game-tying double with two outs in the ninth inning of the comeback win vs. Incarnate Word in San Antonio
· With the tying run at second base, delivered a two-out single vs. Minnesota's closer in the eighth inning of the Big Ten Tournament championship game, but the runner-up was thrown out at the plate
· Homered and had three hits in the nightcap of the season-opening doubleheader sweep of Western Michigan
· Hit safely in all three games of the Indiana, Maryland and Northwestern series
· Was hit by a pitch in all three games of the NCAA Regional
· Finished his career third in program history with 41 hit by pitch despite playing in just 114 games
· Opted to close out his college career following the season; 2018 would have been his senior year if not for transferring after his freshman year at Morehead State

2017 / AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE
· Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
· Started 55 games, all at second base
· Led the nation with 30 hit by pitch, obliterating the Purdue single-season record (19)
· Honored as Clyde Lyle award recipient, recognizing the team's top non-scholarship performer
· Second in the Big Ten in runs scored and 10th in OBP through the end of the regular season
· Led Purdue in doubles (15), runs scored (50), OBP (.425) and OPS (.863) despite batting leadoff a team-high 32 times
· First Boilermaker with 15 doubles and 50 runs scored since First Team All-Big Ten honorees Cameron Perkins and Kevin Plawecki in 2012
· Hit the first game-opening home run by a Boilermaker since March 2011 in Purdue's May 16 win vs. Fort Wayne in Kokomo, his hometown
· Also homered in wins vs. Indiana and Indiana State
· His ground ball to third base led to the walk-off win vs. Illinois that completed a series sweep
· Recorded a double in both Big Ten Tournament games, finishing the tournament 4-for-10
· Posted three-hit games in series openers vs. Cal State Northridge and Michigan
· Reached base safely in the first 14 games of the season and 19 straight from March 22 to April 21

2016 / REDSHIRT SEASON
· Joined Purdue in the fall of 2015 but redshirted as a transfer during his first year as a Boilermaker.

PREVIOUS COLLEGE
· Played his freshmen season at Morehead State University, helping the Eagles qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993 as Ohio Valley Conference Tournament champs
· Played in 40 games and made 30 starts, primarily as a second baseman
· Finished the season with four doubles, 13 RBI, 17 runs and 12 walks
· Charged with four errors while compiling a .962 fielding percentage
· Dean's list student during the spring semester

HIGH SCHOOL
· Four-year varsity letterwinner in both baseball and basketball for coaches Ty Calloway and Quintin Brown at Western High School in Russiaville, Indiana
· Helped WHS win the class 3A IHSSA state title as a sophomore
· Four-year all-conference and all-area honoree in baseball and a three-time selection in basketball
· Maintained a sub-2.45 ERA throughout his prep career, while batting .385 during his junior campaign
· Scored over 1,000 points in his high school basketball career
· Helped WHS win sectional and regional titles as a junior
· Ranked as the 19th overall prospect and fifth best shortstop in Indiana
· Two-year honor roll student as an upperclassman

PERSONAL
· Major: Law and Society
· Full name is Evan Alan Warden
· Born in Kokomo, Indiana
· Parents are Todd and Kelly Warden
· Family also includes brothers Zac and Weston
· Father played baseball at Glen Oakes Community College in Michigan

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Favorite Athlete: Russell Westbrook
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: Father
Favorite Ball Player: Josh Donaldson
Favorite Pro Stadium: Busch Stadium
Favorite Field He's Played at (Besides Purdue): Victory Field
Favorite Marquee Event: World Series
Unique Baseball Feat He Witnessed: 3-homer game by Albert Pujols vs. Reds
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Kyle Schweiger
MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Aroldis Chapman
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Kevin Hart
In His MP3 Player: Future
Favorite Multi-Media App: Netflix
Favorite Actor: Kevin Hart
Favorite Super-Hero: Captain America
Show He Can't Stop Watching: Criminal Minds
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Beach Volleyball
Another Sport He Enjoys: Basketball
Favorite Big City: New York
Continent He'd Like to Visit: South America
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Clubhouse
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: The Fans
Furry Friend: Roscoe, Pit Bull

Statistics

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