Mike Blanke#32 Bats/Throws: R/R
Position: C Ht.: 6-4 Wt.: 230
Hometown: Palm Bay, Fla.
Previous School: St. Petersburg College
Eligibility: Jr. Major: Marketing
As a Sophomore (SPC): Attended St. Petersburg College where he hit .329 with 10 home runs and 70 RBI…Led state of Florida in RBI...Also had 13 doubles and five triples.
As a Freshman (SHU): Played for Seton Hall University as a freshman in 2008…Played in 13 games, starting five for the Pirates…Recorded four RBI and one double.
High School: Attended Melbourne Central Catholic High School where he played for coach Tom Dooley…Hit .418 with four home runs and 36 RBI as a senior…Concluded high school career with a school record of 115 hits…Captain of the baseball team junior and senior year…Helped lead his high school team to their first district championship and regional appearance in 10 years... Was a distinguished honor student with a 4.0 GPA…Played club baseball for Florida Stars and coach Rich Korte…Finished fifth at 2007 World Wood Bat Championship in Marietta, Ga.…Named offensive MVP in summer of 2006 and team MVP in the summer of 2007…Hit .412 with six home runs and 40 RBIs in the summer of 2007…Named MVP of the Space Coast All-Star Game in 2007.
Personal: Played in the Florida Collegiate Summer League in 2008 for the Belleview Bulldogs…Recipient of Florida Medallion Scholarship…Performed 40 hours of community service in high school…Volunteered with Turkey Creek wildlife park cleanup…Son of Gordon Blanke and Marie Josee Fontaine…Father played in the Junior Major Quebec Hockey League…Has an older sister, Jessika…Marketing major…Birthdate: 10/17/88.