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Blake Hershelman
Blake  Hershelman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Georgetown, Del.

High School:
Sussex Central

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200

Position:
C

Birthdate:
10/27/1982

2004: Appeared in 59 games, starting 57 ... Made 41 starts in right field, 12 at designated hitter and four behind the plate ... Finished the season batting .315 (67-for-212) ... Led the team in home runs (10), doubles (16) runs batted in (48) and total bases (113) ... Second on the team with 45 runs scored ... Had 18 multi-hit games ... Finished seventh in the BIG EAST in home runs, third in doubles, ninth in RBI and eighth in total bases ... Had a season-high 16-game hit streak early in the season, batting .475 (29-for-61) with 18 runs scored, 20 RBI, eight doubles and five home runs ... Hit two home runs and drove in three runs in a win over UNC-Asheville (3/24) ... Went 4-for-4 with two RBI against TCU (3/5) ... Hit a home run, went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs against Columbia (3/24) ... Went 5-for-12 in the final regular season weekend against Pittsburgh, hitting two doubles, a home run, scoring six runs and driving in two.

2003: Appeared in 42 games, starting 38 ... Started 12 games behind the plate, three in right field and 23 times at designated hitter ... Batted cleanup 13 times, fifth seven times and sixth 10 times ... Finished third on the team in batting with a .325 average (40-for-123) ... Hit a team-high seven home runs and drove in 30 runs, third on the team ... Also had six doubles ... Posted a team-high .561 slugging percentage ... Seventh on the team with 23 runs scored ... Had 10 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games ... Had five games with two hits and five with three hits ... Drove in two runs four times, three once and four runs twice ... Had a season-high nine-game hit streak during which he batted .462 (12-for-26), with seven runs scored, six RBI, two doubles and one home run ... Had a seven-game hit streak late in the season, batting .400 (10-for-25), with eight runs scored, 10 RBI, one double and three home runs.

2002: Herschelman worked behind the plate for the Red Strom in 28 games and started 15. He ended the season with a .242 batting average (15 for 62). He finished the year third on the team in both home runs (4) and sacrifice flies (3). Herschelman's best offensive outing came against Wagner on 4/23/02 when he went 2 for 4, scored three runs, had 1 RBI, a home run and a double.

At Sussex Central: Hershelman was an all-conference catcher as a sophomore, junior and senior. He was also named all-state and all-conference his junior and senior year. Also played three years of football as a quarterback and safety. He was an all-state selection at quarterback as a senior, and earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior.

Personal: Born on October 27, 1982 in Lewes, Delaware ... The son of Jim and Lisa Hershelman ... Has one brother, Josh (21), who played football at Delaware ... Majoring in marketing ... Lists hitting two home runs in senior league state championships, including a game-winning grand slam, as the most thrilling moment in his athletic career ... Lists his parents and his brother as the most influential people in his athletic career ... Also recruited by Delaware, Boston College and Miami (Ohio) ... Nickname is Hersh.

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