Michael

Blanchard

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#37

Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 215
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Suffolk, Va.
High School: Nansemond River
Major: Sport Management

Bio

2018 (SO): Started one game during the opening weekend of play, before missing the rest of the season due to injury ... Started on Saturday against Iowa, allowing two earned runs in three innings of work.

2017 (FR): Pitched in 20 games, making six starts ... Became the Sunday starter in the final month of the season after fellow freshman John Wilson was sidelined due to injury ... Went 1-3 overall with a 5.81 ERA ... Earned his first career win, and lone victory of the season, in relief against Rice ... Made three starts against Conference USA foes, including against Florida Atlantic in the C-USA Tournament ... Also started the Harbor Park Game against Virginia Tech ... Threw a season-high 3.2 innings in a midweek start against VCU ... Struck out a season-high five in his first start of his career, a midweek start against James Madison.

PREP: Named the 2016 All-Tidewater Player of the Year during his senior season at Nansemond River ... Went 10-2 with a 1.42 ERA his senior season, helping lead Nansemond River to its first state championship ... Allowed just two hits in a complete game victory over Potomac in the state semifinals ... Threw five complete games as a senior and struck out 75 in 70.2 innings.

PERSONAL: Son of Joan and Skip Blanchard ... Has one brother, Stephen ... Favorite food is a bacon cheeseburger ... Favorite athletes are David Wright, Jimmy Butler and DeMar DeRozan ... Favorite pro sports team is the New York Mets ... Favorite music artist is Bruno Mars ... Favorite movie is Lord Of The Rings ... Enjoys fishing.

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