Marian University Commit, Cody Turpen, Discusses His Commitment

By Phil Wade

Director, PBR Indiana

Cody TurpenBen Davis HS senior outfielder Cody Turpen recently committed to Marian University and Head Coach Todd Bacon.  Turpen is a 6-foot-2, 185 pound athlete that ran a 6.90 60 at a PBR event this past summer. He possesses a strong build with some arm strength at 81 mph from the outfield.  At the plate he showcase some projectable power with good rhythm. 

Below, Turpen discusses his commitment to Marian University:  

PBR: Why did you choose Marian University?

Turpen: I chose Marian because I loved the educational part of the school, as well as what Coach Bacon was doing with the baseball program.

PBR: Were there any other schools you were considering? 

Turpen: Cedarville University was the only other school that made an offer. I was also considering Grace College.

PBR: Where did Marian first see you compete?

Turpen: Marian first saw me compete at a tournament two summers ago. 

PBR: What do the coaches at Marian expect of you when you first arrive on campus?

Turpen: Coach Bacon expects me to come in and work my way into the lineup. 

PBR: Who do you play for in the summer, and how have they helped you in your baseball career?

Turpen: I have played for a couple different teams including Pony Express, Indiana Outlaws, and Indiana Sox. Each summer the team I was on allowed me to further my baseball abilities, as well as play against the elite teams in the region.

PBR: Who has had the biggest impact on you as a baseball player?

Turpen: My dad has hands down had the biggest impact on me not only as a baseball player, but also as a person. He was my first coach, and has always had a hand in the things I do. 

PBR: What are your goals personally this off-season?

Turpen: This off-season I'd like to bulk up a bit in the weight room, fix a small things in my swing, and develop a stronger arm. 

PBR: What are your goals individually and as a team this coming spring?

Turpen: My goal for this spring is to be all-county, and more importantly win a sectional.

PBR: What is your greatest baseball memory to date?

Turpen: Playing down in a Perfect Game tournament in Georgia I was able to throw out a Louisville commit at home plate that helped us stay in the game.

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