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Blair DeBord
9  Blair DeBord
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Manhattan, Kan.

High School:
Manhattan

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
C

Birthdate:
12/09/1990

Experience:
4L

B/T:
R/R

05/15/2014

Record 11 Student-Athletes Named Academic All-Big 12

Seven Wildcats were named to the First Team

03/06/2014

DeBord Named to Johnny Bench Award Watch List

Senior catcher was a semifinalist for the honor in 2013

01/22/2014

17 Baseball Student-Athletes Make Honor Roll

Four achieve 4.0 GPAs during Fall 2013 semester

04/23/2013

Cats Travel to Lincoln Wednesday Night

K-State looking for first season sweep of the Huskers since 2010

04/21/2013

K-State Hangs On for 3-2 Sunday Victory

Jake Matthys tossed a career-high 4.1 shutout innings with three strikeouts

Honors
All-Big 12 First Team (2013)
NCAA Manhattan All-Regional Team (2013)
Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist (2013)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2013)
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team (2014)

Game-Highs
At-Bats: 6 (Last: 5/18/14 vs. Texas)
Hits: 3 (Last: 4/1/14 at Omaha)
RBI: 4 (4/28/10 vs. Chicago State)
Home Runs: 1 (Last: 4/26/14 at West Virginia)
Walks: 2 (Last: 3/29/14 at Creighton)
Runs Scored: 3 (2/25/12 at San Diego State)
Stolen Bases: 1 (Last: 4/15/14 at Nebraska)
Strikeouts: 3 (Last: 5/16/14 vs. Texas)

Career

  • Finished seventh in K-State history in games played (206) and games started (194)
  • Also finished second in school history in hit by pitches with 40
  • Hit .293 (197-for-673) with 37 doubles, 5 home runs, and 105 RBIs in his K-State career


Senior (2014)

  • Batted .238 (36-for-151) with 5 doubles, 1 home run, 18 RBIs, and 18 runs scored in 45 games (43 starts)
  • Named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List in early March
  • Drew 11 walks and struck out 29 times
  • Went 2-for-3 in stolen base attempts
  • Third on the team with 9 hit by pitches ... Finished his career with 40 hit by pitches, which were the second-most in program history
  • Threw out 21% of attempted base stealers (13-for-62)
  • Ended the year batting .290 (32-for-110) in his final 32 games ... Started the season batting .098 (4-for-41) in his first 13 games
  • Posted a career-high 13-game hitting streak from March 30-April 18 ... Hit .362 (17-for-47) with 8 RBIs over the stretch
  • Missed 7 games from March 9-19 due to injury
  • Had a season-high 3 hits on March 26 vs. Nebraska, going 3-for-5 with 2 RBIs
  • Matched his season-high in hits with 3 at Omaha on April 1 ... Went 3-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs
  • Had the game-winning hit on April 18 vs. Baylor ... In the bottom of the eighth, DeBord hit a two-run infield single to help K-State go on to win 6-4 over the Bears
  • Hit a home run on April 26 at West Virginia, his first roundtripper since 2012
  • Went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored on May 6 at Wichita State
Junior (2013)
  • 10th in the Big 12 in batting average (.327)
  • Batted .327 (65-for-199) with 11 doubles, a triple, 37 RBI and 33 runs over 60 games ... Posted a .418 OBP with the help of 26 walks (struck out 26 times)
  • Season-high 12-game hitting streak from March 22-April 9 ... Batted .468 (22-for-47) over the stretch
  • Hit .462 (6-for-13) with 4 RBI and a walk in series at Baylor from March 28-30
  • Had 6 hits and 3 RBI in three-game series vs. Texas Tech from April 5-7
  • Collected 2 doubles, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored on April 13 at Iowa
  • Perfect 3-for-3 with a walk and run scored on May 18 vs. Oklahoma
  • 2-for-5 with 2 RBI and a run scored in game one of Manhattan Regional vs. Wichita State on May 31
  • Batted .500 (5-for-10) with 2 RBI and a walk in 3 games over Super Regional at Oregon State


2013 Summer League
Played for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... Hit .245 (13-for-53) with a double and 6 RBI in 17 games.

Redshirt Sophomore (2012)

  • Enters season tied for ninth in school history in hit-by-pitch with 22
  • Played in 50 as a redshirt sophomore, including 25 starts at catcher and 19 as the designated hitter
  • Hit .257 with eight doubles, two home runs and 28 RBI, while he did not commit an error in 208 fielding chances
  • Finished third on the team with nine multi-RBI games, including three-RBI contests at No. 24 Oklahoma on March 31, vs. Sacred Heart on April 7 and against Baylor on April 15
  • Started six of the final nine regular-season games behind the plate, helping the Wildcats earn a 7-2 record and a trip to the Big 12 Championship
  • Tied his career high with three hits, including a double, while driving in two runs at San Diego State on Feb. 25... That came on the heels of another two-RBI contest against the Aztecs two days prior
  • Was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBI on March 31 at No. 24 Oklahoma
  • Second three-hit game of the season came against No. 5 Baylor on April 15 when he doubled twice
  • Tallied two hits, including a solo homer, on May 17 at Texas Tech


Sophomore (2011)
Redshirted due to injury.


Freshman (2010)

  • A backup catcher who also started 40 games as the team's designated hitter...
  • Hit .340 with 13 doubles, two homers and 22 RBI...
  • Finished six points shy of the K-State freshman batting average record...
  • Registered a .467 on-base percentage to rank seventh in the Big 12...
  • Was hit by 17 pitches, which tied for third in school history...
  • Registered nine infield hits...
  • Tallied four three-hit games, including one against Kent State on March 13 when he hit his first career home run and drove in three runs...
  • Also had a homer and tallied a season high four RBI against Chicago State on April 28...
  • Registered two doubles against Duquesne, while he had multi-RBI contests against St. Bonaventure and Minnesota on May 4...
  • Went 27-for-54 (.500) with six doubles, a home run and nine RBI over his first 16 starts.


Manhattan HS: A four-year letterwinner for the Indians under head coach Don Hess... Named First Team All-Centennial League and second team all-state as a junior after hitting .526 with 11 doubles, one home run and 32 RBI... Earned Louisville Slugger High School All-American honorable mention honors as a senior, as well as being named Centennial Co-Player of the Year and first team all-state... Hit .500 with eight doubles, two triples and seven home runs as a senior... Participated in the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches (KABC) All-Star Game... Also a three-year letterwinner in football, earning honorable mention all-league and first team All-Flint Hills accolades as a senior... A four-year honors student who was a KMAN Student-Athlete of the Year nominee.

Personal:Blair Louis DeBord was born December 9, 1990, in Manhattan, Kan... Son of Blake and Brenda DeBord... Both parents attended K-State... Has one sibling, Brooks, who is on the 2014 K-State baseball roster ... Graduated in May of 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in marketing.

Season AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI OBP SLG BB HBP SO SB-A
2010 .340 51-47 156 23 53 13 0 2 22 .467 .462 21 17 24 3-5
2012 .257 50-44 167 18 43 8 0 2 28 .333 .341 16 5 23 0-0
2013 .327 60-60 199 33 65 11 1 0 37 .418 .392 26 9 26 6-8
2014 .238 45-43 151 18 36 5 0 1 18 .326 .291 11 9 29 11-16
Career .293 206-194 673 92 197 37 1
5 105 .390 .373 74 40 102
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