The Purdue North Central baseball program recently received a commitment from Hebron High School outfielder Kyle Hernandez.
Hernandez helped lead the Hawks to their best season in school history this past spring with as they finished 20-9 and made it to semi-state.
The left-handed hitter batted .378 in 98 at bats for Hebron. He finished with 37 hits, including 6 2B's, 8 3B's, 3 HR's and 45 RBI while striking out just 7 times. Hernandez slugged .694 and had an OPS of 1.120. He also contributed 8 walks, 23 runs and 5 stolen bases for the Hawks while manning the three spot in the line-up.
"We're happy to add Kyle to our program," said head baseball coach John Weber. "He brings a strong left-handed bat and good athleticism to the team. We look forward to his continued development as a student-athlete at Purdue North Central."
Hernandez will join fellow high school teammate Cody Hayes, a left-handed pitcher who led the Hawks on the mound this past season.
"It's great to have local guys join our program as we truly look to have a Northwest Indiana presence," added Weber. "In this case, we saw both Kyle and Cody play last summer and we're happy they decided to stay close to home."
Hernandez, the all-time hits, triples and RBI leader at Hebron, is the son of Dwayne and Maureen. He is leaning towards studying Education at PNC.