Blake Graham
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Blake Graham

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Edwardsville, Ill.

High School:
Edwardsville HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
Outfielder

B/T:
L/R

10/06/2014

Fall World Series Ends in Draw After a Pair of White Victories

White squad rallies from 3-1 deficit with wins in Games 5 and 6

09/30/2014

Maroon Seizes Control of Fall Series With Late Rally, 12-7 Victory

Maroon team scores six times in 8th to overcome deficit, take 3-1 series lead

09/20/2014

Maroon Scores Early and Often to Even Fall Series With 14-6 Victory

Six-run rally puts Game 2 win on ice, as Maroon squad evens MSU Fall World Series at one game apiece

06/13/2014

Bears Active in Summer Baseball Leagues Across the Country

Returning Bears Competing in Leagues From California to Massachusetts

05/20/2014

Bears Drop 10-Inning Decision to Dallas Baptist in MVC Tourney Opener

Drew Turbin's Walkoff Homer Hands Patriots 3-2 Victory, Fifth One-Run Win Over MSU This Season

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...Teamed up with fellow MSU freshman Cole Hagen to help Edwardsville's Post 199 American Legion club to an Illinois state title and a second-place regional finish.

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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