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30   Blake Balkcom
Blake Balkcom

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Chipley, FL

High School:
Chipley HS

Last College:
Chipola JC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
08/25/1982

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right


At Florida State: Junior expected to open the season as the starter in right field…can hit for both average and power…will bolster an already strong Seminole lineup…has one of the best arms FSU has ever had in the outfield according to head coach Mike Martin.

Junior College: All Panhandle Conference and JUCO All-State first team as a sophomore…named to the All-State Tournament team in 2002…batted .392 with 18 home runs and 62 RBI during his sophomore year…finished his career at Chipola Junior College with a .354 batting average…also saw time on the mound.

Prep: Named first team All-State and All-Conference following his junior and senior years at Chipley…voted to the All Big Bend team after hitting .527 as a senior…named a Florida high school All-Star following his senior season…invited to play with the New York Mets at the East Coast Professional Baseball Showcase…attended the same high school as former Florida State running back Amp Lee.

Personal: Born on August, 25, 1982…son of Sonny and Lenora Balkcom…brother Derick played offensive line at Auburn.

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