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  Alex Blackford
Alex Blackford

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Centennial, Colo.

High School:
Cherry Creek

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 196

Position:
RHP

Experience:
3V

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

04/21/2013

No. 9 Baseball Drops Series Finale To Valparaiso, 8-6

Benjamin and Ybarra each homered for the Sun Devils

04/20/2013

Grand Slam Highlights No. 9 Baseball's 15-3 Win Over Valparaiso

RJ Ybarra hit the Sun Devils' first grand slam in three years

04/18/2013

No. 9 Baseball Welcomes Valparaiso For Three-Game Home Series

Both Friday and Sunday's games will be live streamed at www.pac-12.com/live/thesundevils

04/15/2013

Sun Devil Baseball Weekly Preview (4/15)

ASU takes on Arizona Tuesday in Tucson in the first of five Territorial Cup games

04/14/2013

Pitching Key As No. 15 Baseball Wins Series At USC, 6-5

Starting right-hander Alex Blackford allowed just one earned run in six innings

Blackford Career Game-By-GameGet Acrobat Reader

2013 (Senior): Made 23 appearances, starting three...tossed a season-high six innings and struck out a season-high five in his first start of the season, a road win over USC April 14...collected four wins and a save on the season...also struck out five at Tennessee Feb. 23...fourth on the team with 33 strikeouts...graduated in Spring 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications...two-time Scholar Baller honoree (Spring '13, Fall '12).

2012 (Junior):Made 19 appearances, including nine starts...third on the team with 52 innings pitched...struck out a team, season and career-high 10 batters in a career-high seven innings vs. Northern Illinois March 2...came out of the bullpen as a middle reliever in his first three appearances, and alternated between starter and reliever until he solidified the Sunday starter role for the final month, beginning with Utah on May 6...allowed one run on three hits in six innings in a win over New Mexico on April 10...surrendered one hit and on runs while striking out five in a win on the road at Gonzaga on May 13.

2011 (Sophomore): Became a key member of the Sun Devil pitching staff as both a late inning reliever and a spot starter...earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors...appeared in 24 games, starting four...finished with a 4-1 record with a save...threw 61.0 innings and had a 2.66 ERA...struck out 55 hitters and opponents batted .229 against him.

2010 (Freshman): Made six appearances, including one start...pitched 12.0 total innings, striking out 12 hitters and compiling a 4.50 ERA.

High School:
A 2009 graduate of Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colorado...named captain of the baseball team...was named the 5A Pitcher of the Year and selected to the All-State team...was a Preseason All-American.

Personal: A management major...son of David and Jo Ann Blackford of Centennial, Colorado...has an older brother, Matt...chose ASU because it gave him the chance to win a national championship...lists Seinfeld as his favorite TV show and The Hangover as his favorite movie...says Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies is favorite player...born November 16, 1990...full name is Alexander David Blackford.

Career Pitching Stats at Arizona State:

Year ERA G GS CG W L SV IP H R ER BB SO Opp/Avg
2010 4.50 6 1 0 0 0 1 12.0 13 6 6 8 12 .289
2011 2.66 24 4 0 4 1 1 61.0 52 23 18 23 55 .229
2012 5.71 19 9 0 1 3 0 52.0 57 37 33 17 48 .284
Totals 4.10 49 14 0 5 4 2 125.0 122 66 57 48 115 .258

Career Highs at Arizona State:

Innings 7.0 vs. Northern Illinois, 3/2/12
Ks 10 vs. Northern Illinois, 3/2/12

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