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Blakely  Burch
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Blakely Burch

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Live Oak, Fla.

High School:
Suwannee HS

Last College:
USC Upstate

Height:
5-6

Position:
INF


04/21/2018

Herd Softball Splits with WKU

Series finale Sunday morning now set for 10 a.m. eastern

04/18/2018

Herd Softball Dominates in 7-0 Victory over (RV) James Madison

Taylor McCord sets career record for runners caught stealing with her 56th

04/15/2018

Herd Softball Takes Series over Charlotte in wet Sunday Finale

Aly Harrell drives in three runs, has 30 for the year

04/14/2018

Herd Softball Splits Day One with Charlotte

Sunday series finale now scheduled for 9 a.m.

04/11/2018

Williamson has Career Day as Herd Softball Splits with Eagles

Sophomore pitches game two shutout victory

Prior to Marshall
2017 (Freshman USC Upstate)
Appeared in 23 games with 11 starts … Played third, short, designated played and right field … Finished season with nine hits including four doubles … Went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and one RBI against Howard (Feb. 24) … 2-for-2 with a double, one run and one RBI against Colgate (Feb. 18) … Went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and one run against Delaware State (Feb. 24) … Scored six runs during the season.
 
High School: Attended Suwannee High School … Played for Tommy Chambers and Jeff Smith … All-around athlete lettered four years in softball, soccer, weightlifting and golf, and lettered two years in swimming … Was part of two teams that have made an appearance in the Final Four (2012) and Elite Eight (2014), while also earning the Coach A Award for spirit, dedication and commitment … Named the Team MVP in soccer twice and once for golf … Played travel ball for numerous teams including USSSA Pride Softball, Gainesville Golf Strickland and Inferno Hill ... Two former teammates playing collegiately; Alexis Brown (Palm Beach Atlantic University) and Jordan Roberts (Florida).
 
Personal: Born Aug. 27, 1997 … Daughter of David and Suzy Burch … Has one younger sister Baylor (17) who attends Suwannee High School … Father played college baseball at South Alabama and was a member of the 1983 squad that won the Sun Belt and played in the NCAA South Regional … Father also played professional Slow Pitch softball for 10 years … Grandfather Gerald Burch played college football at Georgia Tech and in 1961 with the Oakland Raiders … Was a team captain for GT in 1960 and was named All-SEC three times … Drafted in the 13th round (100th overall) of the 1961 AFL draft by the Raiders and was also selected in the 6th round (71st overall) by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1961 NFL draft … Played wide receiver and punter … Caught 18 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown in lone pro season, touchdown was a 54-yard strike against the Patriots from future two-time Super Bowl winning head coach Tom Flores … Blakely chose to come to Marshall because, “of the atmosphere and support from the community and I like playing for a program that has a tradition of winning.” … majoring in exercise science with a minor in nutrition.

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