CU Baseball BIO
20 Michael Blatchford
2012 (Junior at Creighton)
  • Appeared in seven games, including two starts in 2012.
  • Closed the season with three hits in six at-bats (.500).
  • Came on to pinch-run against UC Davis on March 4, stayed in the game as DH.  Blatchford went on to single and swipe a base in the Jays’ 4-3 win.
  • Delivered a pinch-hit single in the Jays’ 6-5 (15) win over Illinois State on April 28.   

2011 (Sophomore at Creighton)
  • Made 23 appearances on the season, including three starts in his sophomore campaign.
  • Saw time as a pinch runner, pinch hitter and outfielder throughout the season.
  • Recorded a season-high three putouts against Georgia (6/5).
  • Scored a run as a pinch runner against Southern Illinois (5/26).
  • Dropped down a sacrifice bunt and stole a base against BYU (3/21), playing outfield in the game.
  • Had his best game of the season at Air Force (3/16), starting in the outfield and going 2-for-3, with a double, home run, two runs scored and four RBI.
  • The home run marked the second straight season he picked up a home run as his first hit.
  • Earned his first at-bat against South Dakota State (3/13).

2010 (Freshman at Creighton)
  • Appeared in 15 games, starting three.
  • Finished season tied for most pinch hits on the team with three.
  • Had walk-off RBI single in May 26 win over Bradley at the MVC
  • Tournament. It was his first hit since March 19.
  • Scored run as a pinch runner against New Orleans (5/21).
  • Made pinch running appearance against Nebraska (4/20), scoring winning run.
  • Made first collegiate start vs. Harvard (3/15), going 1-for-3.
  • Had a pinch-hit single appearance at UT-Arlington (3/10).
  • Hit first career home run on first pitch of his first college at-bat versus Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Feb. 20.

2006-09 (Columbus High School)
  • Played baseball, basketball and football at Columbus High School in
  • Columbus, Neb.
  • Earned a second team All-State selection his senior season.
  • Holds Columbus High School records for home runs in a season with 11 and RBI in a season with 48.
  • Earned eight different Academic All-Conference awards in basketball (three), baseball (three) and football (two).
  • Also earned three letters in basketball and baseball as well as two in football.

Position: Outfielder
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Columbus, Neb.
High School: Columbus HS
Experience: High School