#11 Blaine Mercado

Baseball
Class Senior Height 6'2"
Hometown Walla Walla, Wash.
Weight 195
High School Walla Walla Position Pitcher, Infield
Club Team Major English

 

Junior season (2008-09) - After playing two seasons at Walla Walla Community College, started 27 games for Whitman as a junior ... Hit .284 and led the team in doubles ... Drilled a three-run home run, his first for Whitman, and a double in a 9-6 victory over Lewis & Clark ... Made nine starts on the mound and tossed three complete games ... Was the hard-luck loser against NWC co-champion George Fox, holding the Bruins to three earned runs over eight innings ... Pitched three and two-thirds innings of scoreless relief to get the victory in a 15-13 victory over Occidental ... Retired eight of the last nine batters he faced in that outing.

Prep - Earned the “Will to Win” award in 2005 while playing for the Walla Walla High School baseball team.

Academics - Writing senior thesis on baseball in Japan.

Personal - Son of Angie Mercado and Carl Mercado ... Has seven brothers and sisters ... Favorite MLB team: Seattle Mariners.

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