The Purdue North Central baseball program received a commitment from Hebron High School pitcher Cody Hayes.
Hayes led the Hawks on the mound to their best season in school history this past year when they finished 20-9 and made it to semi-state (final four) in Class 2A.
The left-handed pitcher finished 8-2 with a 1.55 ERA. Hayes struck out a whopping 117 batters against 36 walks in 77 innings pitched. When not starring on the mound he hit .367 (36 for 111) with 21 RBI's and finished with 16 stolen bases.
"We're excited to have Cody join our program," said head baseball coach John Weber. "He currently throws a fastball and two variations of a curveball. We'll help him develop his change-up to complete his repertoire," said Weber. "Cody is also a good athlete and will field his position with aplomb."
Hayes joins fellow high school teammate Kyle Hernandez, a left-handed hitting outfielder who led the Hawks offense this past spring.
"It's another example of a student-athlete making a smart decision to stay close to home," contributed Weber. "Cody can earn a prestigious Purdue degree at a low cost while having the opportunity to further his baseball career."
Cody, the son of David and Kathy and stepson of Mike Bowgren, is leaning towards a Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree.