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#14 Joel Blake
Position: Utility
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Langley, B.C.
High School: Brookswood H.S.
Other College: Prairie Baseball Academy
Major: Sociology
Experience: 2 Letters

Joel has been a force at the top of the lineup during his two seasons with the Jackrabbits ... enters 2011 season tied for SDSU career lead with 54 doubles ... Academic All-Summit League each of the past two seasons and named to Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence in 2010

Primarily played at first base, earning first-team all-Summit League recognition ... shattered single-season school record with Division I-best 33 doubles, while ranking third with a average of .55 doubles per game ... ranked second on team with 99 hits and third in batting with a .391 average ... started all 60 games ... hit safely in 24 of 28 Summit League games, posting a .405 batting average in league play ... notched a 10-game hitting streak in early May against league opponents Centenary, Oral Roberts and North Dakota State ... named Summit League Player of the Week after leading Jackrabbits to three victories in weekend series against Oral Roberts after batting .500 (7-for-14) with five RBI, five runs scored and five doubles ... also had hitting streaks of nine, eight and seven during season ... recorded 13 multi-hit and nine mulit-RBI games, highlighted by 5-for-5, seven-RBI performance against Western Illinois in first game of doubleheader (5/22) ... went 7-for-15 (.467) in Summit League Championship ... played nearly flawless defense, committing only two errors in more than 450 chances for a .996 fielding percentage to earn team’s Dave Lane Gold Glove Award ... also recipient of squad’s Dean Krogman Captains Award

Started all 54 games in which he played ... tied for team lead with 80 hits, matching what was then a single-season school record ... honored with team’s Ed Maras Newcomer of the Year Award ...  hit .390 with 10 home runs in Summit League play, earning second-team all-league honors ... ranked second on squad with 13 home runs ... posted 22 multi-hit games, including five four-hit games ... began season with seven-game hitting streak that included five straight multi-hit games ... homered in back-to-back games against Creighton (3/14, 3/15) ... went 2-for-3 with double, home run, two runs batted in and three runs scored in home-opening win over North Dakota State (4/17) ... was 4-for-7 with three home runs and six runs batted in as Jackrabbits won series opener at Western Illinois (4/24) ... homered twice and doubled twice en route to 4-for-6 effort at the plate with six RBI and four runs scored in series opener versus Oakland (5/1) ... named Summit League Player of the Week after hitting .611 (11-for-18) with seven doubles and home run (1.167 slugging percentage) in four-game series against IPFW ... was 4-for-4 with double, home run and four RBI in second game of doubleheader against Southern Utah (5/15) ... recorded another four-hit game against SUU in Summit League Championship, doubling twice and homering while scoring three times as SDSU advanced to title series (5/22) ... ended season with five-game hitting streak and was named to all-tournament team at Summit League Baseball Championship

Previously played at the Prairie Baseball Academy in Lethbridge, Alberta, where he also attended Lethbridge College ... hit .346 with 18 doubles ... played for the Abbotsford Cardinals from 2003-06, earning first-team all-conference honors his final season