The Hobart High School Baseball program is
proud to announce that senior infielder/pitcher Alex Batistatos has signed his
National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at Purdue University
Calumet. Alex joins classmates Tyler Kenjic (Purdue Calumet), and Braden
Niksich (Illinois State) as the next in a growing list of Hobart Baseball
players to transition to the collegiate level since Coach Bob Glover took over
the program in 2010.
Alex has been a standout player during his
career at Hobart High School. A three-year
starter for the Brickies, Alex started in right field as a sophomore before
splitting his junior season between second base, shortstop, and center field. He has also been a regular member of Hobart’s
pitching staff since his sophomore year.
Alex made an immediate impact on the Brickies
during his sophomore season as a starter on Hobart’s 2014 Regional Finalist
team. Alex set Hobart’s single season
records for fewest walks by a pitcher (four) and most singles (37). His excellent all around contributions helped
fuel one of the top teams in Indiana, and earned him recognition as one of the
area’s best players in the Class of 2016.
Alex was selected as Second Team All Northwest Crossroads Conference and
All Area Honorable Mention in both the Times
and the Post-Tribune.
As a junior in 2015, Alex solidified his
status as one of Hobart’s leaders. He
was voted by his coaches and teammates as the team’s Most Valuable Player as a
result of his excellent offensive, defensive, and pitching contributions. He was also selected as First Team All
Northwest Crossroads Conference and Second Team All Area in both the Times and Post-Tribune.
Alex verbally committed to play baseball at
Purdue University Calumet in February of 2016.
Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central on are on the verge of a merger
of their athletic departments which will be complete for the 2016-17 school
year. He signed his National Letter of
Intent in February and will join the Peregrines for the 2017 season. His versatility will give him the opportunity
to compete for playing time as an infielder, outfielder, and pitcher.
Alex has worked very hard to achieve the academic and
athletic success necessary to play collegiate baseball. The School City of Hobart would like to
congratulate him on his success and wish him well in his future endeavors.