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Josh Blake
Josh Blake

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Olathe, Kan.

High School:
Blue Valley West

Last College:
Arizona State

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
10/17/1984

Experience:
1L

B-T:
L-L

2006 Missed the season after surgery due to 2005 injury

2005 Missed the second half of the season due to injury ... Was 2-3 with a 7.24 ERA in 27.1 innings (10 appearances) before going down ... Made seven starts for the Tigers ... Held opponents to just a .214 average with two outs ... Earned his first win for the Tigers in relief at Florida State (2/13) with 1.2 IP ... Longest outing of the year was against VMI on March 13 (5.1 IP).

SUMMER 2004 Played for the Hays Larks of the Jayhawk League ... Was 2-3 with a 4.95 ERA in eight outings (four starts) with two complete games ... Tossed 36.1 innings with 34 strikeouts and nine walks.

2004 (ARIZONA STATE) Played as a freshman at Arizona State ... Saw action in 14 games, posting a 1-0 mark with a save in 22 innings ... Had a 6.95 earned run average with 17 strikeouts.

HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner for coach Bill McDonald at Blue Valley West High School in Stilwell, Kan. ... 2003 preseason all-state selection... recorded a career 18-6 record during his prep career... Named Kansas co-Player of the Year after going 6-1 with a 0.82 ERA as a senior... Helped high school to state tournament during his sophomore and senior years... Played in the Area Code games and Tropicana Top 100... Named to the Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) All-District 5 team ... Went 5-2 with two saves and a 1.08 ERA as a junior... Named all-league, Sun Country Player of the Year, All-Metro first-team, All-Johnson County and all-state... Was 5-2 as a sophomore with a 3.60 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 38.1 IP... Earned all-league honors.

PERSONAL Joshua Cleveland Blake ... Son of Jack and Jill Blake ... Two brothers; Jason (35) and Jackson (33) and two sisters; Jill (26) and Jaclyn (19) ... Father, Jack, played baseball and football at Simpson (IA) College ... Brothers Jason and Jackson both played college baseball, Jason at West Arkansas CC and Jackson at Hutchinson CC and Emporia State ... Cousin Casey Blake is a outfielder for the Cleveland Indians and was a three-time All-American and two-time academic All-American at Wichita State (1993-96) ... Casey was a 1996 seventh-round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays and has played with four different MLB clubs ... Cousin Pete Blake was drafted by the Twins organization in 1997 and uncle Joe Blake played baseball at Simpson (IA) College and in the New York Yankees organization ... Major: Undecided.