Former player shines at Purdue University
April 19, 2011Southport High School
He went from winning back-to-back Marion County Championships to setting batting records and is now in the Purdue Boilermakers baseball line-up. He is starting third base and batting third for the Boilers. Cameron Perkins led Southport in his junior and senior seasons in about every batting category there was. This success helped him get one of very few full ride scholarships in Indiana for baseball.
Perkins is looking to finish his time up in college and is continuing to look forward to the future.
"My plans for the rest of college for sure are to finish school and to receive my degree in movement and sports science," said Perkins. "I would definitely like to win a Big Ten Championship. As for my plans after college baseball, I guess I will just have to see. I don't really have any specific plans but I will just go where life takes me."
According to Perkins, college baseball is much more time consuming then high school ball. The travel schedule is also a lot different.
"I may put in 40 hours a week of practice, but that is what it takes to succeed at this level," said Perkins. "Sometimes your social life may have to take a backseat so that you can get all of your baseball in."
Perkins really wants the team to be successful and to come up big this season. Purdue as of now has a 24-12 overall record. Their next game is at Illinois-Chicago University on Wednesday, April 20.