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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:
3L

B/T:
R/R

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

04/20/2013

Cowboys Rally for 7-6 Win Over K-State

Wildcats score four third-inning runs but come up empty over final six frames

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)

Game-Highs
At-Bats: 6 (4/15/12 vs. Baylor)
Hits: 3, 10x (Last: 5/18/13 vs. Oklahoma)
RBI: 4 (4/28/10 vs. Chicago State)
Home Runs: 1, 4x (Last: 5/17/12 at Texas Tech)
Walks: 2, 9x (5/4/13 at Texas)
Runs Scored: 3 (2/25/12 at San Diego State)
Stolen Bases: 1, 9x (Last: 5/31/13 vs. Wichita State)
Strikeouts: 3, 2x (5/14/10 at KU)

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 ... Majoring in marketing.