WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue Football punter Cody Webster has officially joined the 35-man roster of Purdue Baseball, Boilermaker Head Baseball Coach Doug Schreiber confirmed Tuesday.
Webster, who averaged slightly over 42 yards per punt last season as the Boilermakers starting punter, is tentatively slated in as a left-handed relief pitcher for the Boilermakers.
"We know Cody has the makeup and his intangibles are very high on the chart and he's a competitor," Schreiber said before Tuesday's practice inside the Mollenkopf Athletic Facility. "Also, the fact that he is a left-handed pitcher for us."
Webster, who played high school baseball at Central Dauphin East in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, told Sports 18's Ross Bolin that he tried out for Purdue Baseball with the full intention of helping Coach Schreiber's program.
"I mean, I didn't try out just to watch. I could have bought season tickets at the new stadium if I wanted to do that," Webster said. "I think Coach Schreiber understands that and I think he wouldn't have kept me on the team if he thought that I couldn't contribute."
Purdue Baseball is off to a 2-2 start this season and will travel to Mississippi State for a weekend series against the Bulldogs.
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