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Washington shines for Boilermakers


Former Blue Devil playing well for Purdue WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.

— It’s nearly 500 miles from West Memphis, Arkansas to West Lafayette, Indiana, but a former Blue Devil is having a breakout season in Big Ten Baseball.

Curtis Washington Jr. start-

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ed his collegiate career at Arkansas. He played 2 seasons for the Diamond Hogs and was on the 2019 squad that reached the College World Series.

But Washington wanted a chance to play every day, so he left Fayetteville for Wabash Valley College.

Washington hit .421 for WVC in 2021 with 8 home runs and 63 RBI. The JUCO All-American certainly got the attention of Power 5 programs again.

He committed to Purdue in November 2021.

This spring has seen a breakout campaign with the Boilermakers. As of May 10, he’s hitting .303 with 2 homers and 26 RBI.

Washington is sensational at swiping bases, he leads the Big Ten with 26 steals in 26 attempts.

Purdue is 26-16 overall & 7-9 in Big Ten play. The Boilermakers are aiming for their first NCAA Regional appearance since 2018.

Photo courtesy of Purdue Baseball

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