The Shore was defeated by the Mercer Bears, 15-0. (Photos by Sheldon Whitfield, 2.18.17)
2018 (Junior): Injury sidelined him for most of the season ... picked up a 1-for-2 day with an RBI against Norfolk State on April 28th.
2017 (Freshman): Appeared in 18 contests with four starts as a rookie ... made his debut February 17th against Mercer and notched his first collegiate hit a week later versus North Carolina A&T ... did not commit an error all season long ... recorded his first RBI at home against Navy on April 12th.
High School/Club: Played four sports (basketball, baseball, hockey, and lacrosse) at Everest Academy in Toronto ...batted .420 during his high school career and was runner-up for Athlete of the Year in his sophomore, junior and senior year for his performance in baseball ... team finished top 3 in the district ... was also a basketball and lacrosse MVP ... played club ball for the provincial Team Ontario ... batted .431 and helped the team reach the Premier World Series and the NABF World Series.
Personal: born June 11, 1996 in Toronto ... son of Nathan and Inez Blackburn ... exercise science major at Maryland Eastern Shore ... pre-game routine is to pray and tape his wrists ... personal best sports moment was representing his province of Ontario in the NABF World Series and being named an All-American ... lists his father as his greatest influence for being a role model throughout his life ... best non-personal sports moment was receiving academic honors during his first semester of college at Arkansas Pine Bluff ... wants to be a Division I Baseball coach upon graduation ... favorite saying is "The best way to predict the future is to create it" by Peter Drucker ... hobbies include fishing, hanging out with friends and family and listening to music ... favorite book is Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav ... favorite movie is Glory Road ... goals for the season include winning the MEAC title and advancing to the College World Series.