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Zach Blanden

Zach Blanden
Class: Jr.
Number: 9
Position: OF
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 170
Hometown: Homer, N.Y.
High School: Homer HS

As a Junior (2014)

  • Started in 29 of the 31 games in he has appeared in thus far
  • Went 3-for-5 with 6 RBI and 2 runs against Hartford on April 26
  • Went 2-for-4 with a run at Stony Brook on April 13
  • Went 2-for-5 with a double, triple, RBI, and run at Stony Brook on April 12
  • Went 2-for-3 against UMBC on April 6
  • Scored 3 runs against UMBC on April 5
  • Went 2-for-4 with 2 runs and an RBI at Hartford on March 22
  • Went 3-for-5 against UMass Lowell on March 15
  • Drove in 3 runs at JMU on February 21
  • Member of the Fall AD Honor Roll (3.3 GPA or above)

As a Sophomore (2013)

  • Started all 55 games this season
  • Finished fourth in America East in triples (4) and total bases (89)
  • Top-ten conference statistics in on-base percentage (.381), runs scored (38), hits (63), RBI (29), doubles (12), walks (27) and stolen bases (11)
  • Hit for a .289 batting average
  • 20 multi-hit games, including five consecutive games from March 9-17
  • 7 multi-run games
  • Hit second career homerun, going 3-4 and driving in 3 runs on March 17 against UMBC
  • Went 3-for-3, including his third career triple against Maine on April 7
  • Went 4-for-4, knocking in two runs and scoring two himself on April 23 against Cornell
  • Went a combined 7-for-9 in two NCAA tournament games against NC State and Ole Miss

As a Freshman (2012)

  • Started all 44 games played, primarily in right field
  • Jumped out of gate with .419 average after first 14 collegiate games
  • Was hitting .404 midway through season
  • Had one home run and 19 RBI
  • Had 11 multiple hit games
  • Had three multiple RBI games
  • Batted .600 with bases loaded (3-for-5)
  • Went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored in game 1 at Lehigh on March 25
  • Went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI and 1 double in game against UMBC on April 15

In High School

  • Holds all-time hit record at Homer High School
  • 2011 1st Team All-CNY
  • 2009 3rd Team All-CNY
  • Named Syracuse Post-Standard Honor Athlete of the Week
  • As senior hit .500 with six home runs and 26 RBI
  • Won the William C. Van Patten Memorial Baseball award

Personal

  • Parents are Wally and Marie Blanden
  • Majoring in industrial and systems engineering

CAREER HIGHS

  • Runs: 4 at UMBC (3-17-13)
  • Hits: 4, 2x, last against Ole Miss (6-1-13)
  • RBIs: 6 against Hartford (4-26-14)
  • Doubles: 2 against Maine (5-23-13)
  • Triples: 1, 7x, last at Stony Brook (4-12-14)
  • Homeruns: 1, 3x, last vs Cornell (4-23-13)
  • Walks: 3, 2x, last vs Hartford (5-5-13)
  • Stolen Bases: 2 at UMBC (3-17-13)

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