5 - Chris Blanchard
Chris Blanchard
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Norwich, Conn.
High School: Norwich Free Academy
Position: P/INF

2009: Made 12 appearances as a pitcher, starting one contest ... Also played 15 games in the infield, including one start at shortstop ... Finished with a 2-3 record as a pitcher ... Had an ERA of 7.20 in 30 innings of work ... Struck out 18 total batters, including a season and career-high five strikeouts in his start against Bryant (March 17) ... Pitched a career-high six innings in the Bryant game ... Picked up his first win of the season in the upset over Boston College, pitching a strong five innings with four strikeouts and allowing five hits and no earned runs ... Earned his second win in the 14-10 victory over Lafayette (Apr. 18), pitching five innings and allowing four hits and one earned run while striking out three ... Offensively, scored four runs in nine at-bats ... Collected a hit at Central Connecticut (April 14) and stole two bases ... Made just one error in 15 games ... Recorded 18 assists and nine putouts.

2008: Made nine appearances ... Finished the season with 13.0 innings pitched ... Gave up 18 runs ... Allowed 17 hits ... Struck out seven batters ... Pitched a season-high 2.2 innings and had three strikeouts while giving up two runs on two hits against Georgetown (3/5) ... Pitched 1.0 innings and gave up one run and one hit while picking up one strikeout versus Saint Joseph's (3/8) ... Finished the season with a 0-1 record.

2007: Appeared in seven games ... Made one start ... Pitched 9.1 innings and gave up 15 runs on 15 hits ... Struck out seven ... Walked five ... Had a season-high two strikeouts and pitched 2.0 innings against Lamar on 2/17 ... Pitched 2.0 innings against Boston College on 3/29 and Hartford on 4/11 ... Started against Massachusetts on 4/25.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2006 All-Eastern Connecticut Conference (as an infielder) ... 2005 All-Eastern Connecticut Conference (as a pitcher) ... led team to state semi-finals in 2005 ... Selected to Futures Team during Legion season (2005).

PERSONAL: Son of Michael and Maryellen Blanchard ... Has one sister, Caroline ... Majoring in accounting.

Blanchard’s Career Pitching Statistics
Year    APP-S   W-L     SV      ERA     IP      H       R       ER      BB      SO      HBP  
2007    7-1     0-1     0       12.54   9.1     15      15      13      5       7       1
2008    9-0     0-1     0       11.77   13.0    17      18      17      15      7       2
2009    12-1    2-3     0       7.20    30.0    44      30      24      12      18      5
Total   28-2    2-5     0       10.50   52.1    76      63      54      32      32      8

Blanchard’s Career Statistics
Year    GP-S    AB      R       H       AVG.    2B      3B      HR      RBI     BB      SO      SB      
2007    7-1     0       0       0       .000    0       0       0       0       0       0       0
2008    10-0    0       1       0       .000    0       0       0       0       0       0       0
2009    10-1    9       4       1       .111    0       0       0       0       2       4       2
Total   27-2    9       5       1       .111    0       0       0       0       2       4       2