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Steven Blades
Steven Blades

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kentwood, La.

High School:
Sumner

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
01/19/1981

Experience:
2L

Major:
Business


2001: Appeared in 20 games, all in relief, as a sophomore...led the team in opponent batting average (.211), giving up just 26 hits to 123 batters...had seven multiple strikeout performances, including a career-high five vs. Pepperdine (Feb. 16) and Siena (March 9)...earned first career win vs. Siena (March 9), striking out five and giving up two hits and one run in a career-best six innings of work...picked up the save at Charlotte (April 6) when he retired the only batter he faced with two men on to preserve an 8-6 win.

2000: Appeared in four games, all in relief, as a true freshman...longest outing of the year came against LSU (April 19) when he tallied a season-best two strikeouts in 3.2 innings of work...also saw two innings of action at Arizona (Feb. 26), 0.2 innings vs. Manhattan College (March 10) and 0.1 innings vs. Louisville (March 17).

High School: Five-year letterman at Sumner High for coach Mike Biandolillo, seeing time in the outfield and on the mound...earned all-district honors his final four prep seasons...as a senior, earned all-state recognition and was named district MVP...also lettered twice in basketball.

Personal: Full name is Steven Wesley Blades...born Jan. 19, 1981 in McComb, Miss...son of Wesley and Jane Blades...has one twin sister, Allison, one younger sister, Morgan, and one brother, Kent...cousin, Cade Pray, pitched at Southeastern Louisiana...majoring in business.