Blake Graham
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Blake  Graham

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Edwardsville, Ill.

High School:
Edwardsville HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
Outfielder

03/02/2015

Graham Named MVC Player of the Week

Sophomore outfielder chosen for Valley's top weekly honor after hitting .467 in four games last week

03/01/2015

UCA Powers Up to Take Final Game of Series From MSU, 6-4

MSU drops rain-shortened game after a pair of late home runs boost UCA

02/28/2015

Bears Dominant in Second-Straight Win Over UCA

MSU scores 10 unanswered runs to earn win, as Blake Graham and Matt Hall enjoy big days in Natchitoches

02/27/2015

Missouri State Scores Early, Holds Off Late UCA Charge for 6-4 Victory

Opportunistic Bears ride 6.1 shutout innings from Harris, three unearned runs in 5th to series-opening win

02/25/2015

Cowboys Come Through in Clutch for 7-2 Win Over Bears

No. 16 OSU uses three-run rallies in 6th and 7th innings to clinch victory over MSU

Honors:
• MVC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2014)

2014: Graham saw action in 36 games, including 20 starts, as a freshman last spring...Logged a .330 on-base percentage...Recorded his first career hit via a solo home run at Oral Roberts (April 2) to begin a three-game hit streak...Registered a hit in seven of nine games, April 2-23...Singled and scored in the first inning at Missouri (April 8) in his first start in the leadoff slot...Reached base safely in seven of 10 plate appearances over a two-game stretch vs. Kansas and Illinois State (April 20-23)...Drew a pair of walks and stole his lone base of the season before doubling and scoring as part of a three-run rally in the ninth inning that lifted the Bears to a 6-5 come-from-behind win at Kansas (April 23)...Delivered a season-best two hits in four at-bats May 2 at Dallas Baptist after scoring two runs at UALR (April 30) the previous game...Walked and scored a first-inning run before singling home another in the sixth as part of MSU's 5-3 win over Kansas (May 7)...Named to the Missouri Valley Conference Academic Honor Roll in recognition of his work in the classroom...Hit .281 in 45 games for Morehead City (Coastal Plain League) this past summer, notching team highs for hits, doubles and runs scored.

Background: Batted .420 and swiped 31 bases as a senior at Edwardsville (Ill.) High School, picking up First-Team All-Southwestern Conference and all-area laurels in the process...Named co-MVP of the PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase at Busch Stadium in June...Helped Edwardsville's Post 199 American Legion club to an Illinois state title and a second-place regional finish in 2013.

Personal: Blake Riley Graham is the son of Scott Graham and Debbie Herndon...Born June 5, 1995 in Alton, Ill...Father played soccer at UMSL...Majoring in sports management at MSU.

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