My Favorite Seventeen Photos From the 2017 Purdue Baseball Season
This was an interesting season for me. I did not get to many Purdue baseball games, but I seemed to be lucky enough to be at a few good ones.
17. We will start things off with a photo of senior Brian Ghiselli pitching in the Big Ten Tournament. It was fun to see the local kid who played his high school ball in my neighborhood getting a turn in the Big Ten Tournament. He was one of those players that waited for his time in the tournament to come. I wanted to be sure to get a good shot of him for that reason.
16. On the flipside of that you have a player like Dalton Parker who came up big in his freshman season for Purdue. Here he celebrates getting out of a jam against Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament. I love these moments when the emotion boils over.
15. This section was one where it was hard to pick a photo so I went with two. At the top you have new baseball coach Mark Wasikowski and new head football coach Jeff Brohm talking before a game. These two men have really restored some hope to Purdue Athletics. Coach Brohm will be getting his first season under way before we know it, and Coach Waz had a pretty good first season at the helm of the Boilers. He brought a fun, aggressive form of baseball to West Lafayette that made it fun to head to the ballpark.
14. As a kid of the eighties I appreciate a good chain game, and the next two photos showcase some of that for the Boilers. Here Nick Dalesandro and his chain start to round third and head to home against Indiana State. Nick is a fun player to watch, and he can do many things all over the field.
13. Here is second baseman Evan Warden and his chain. I had the pleasure of watching Evan play before he ever stepped onto the diamond at Purdue. Two seasons ago he pitched and played second for the Kokomo Jackrabbits of the Prospect League. Last season he played for the Lafayette Aviators in the same league. He is a player that reminds me of Nick Charles at Purdue. He will do anything to help his team win. He is usually dirty early, and as he showed this year he is not afraid to get on base after being hit. Continue reading