WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Central Catholic's Evan Kennedy had a very busy Sunday afternoon. The senior catcher committed to Doug Schreiber and the Purdue baseball program.
This past season Kennedy batted 300 with 3 home runs, 22 RBI, and 32 runs scored in 35 games.
Kennedy is excited to be a future Boilermaker and represent Central Catholic at the next level.
"I mean it feels great to know that all the hard work paid off and knowing that I'm going to go to college right in my backyard is a great feeling," said Evan Kennedy.
Indiana State, Ball State, Butler, and Parkland College all showed early interest in the catcher but his mind was made up after he took his visit to Purdue.
"Right when I came on campus for the first visit I knew that's where I wanted to go so it was kind of an easy choice for me. Coach Schreiber is a great guy and a great coach and I wanted to play for him. After talking to past Purdue players about how great of a guy he is and they have the new baseball field and facility which made my decision easier," said Kennedy.
Kennedy would join former CC teammate Brett Haan on the Purdue roster but for now he has his sights set on winning Central Catholic's sixth consecutive state championship. The Knights will compete against 2A teams next season.
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