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      Nick Blount
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Loganville, Ga.

High School:
South Gwinnett

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 220

Position:
RHP

B/T:
R/R

PITCHING
Season GP-GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K W-L Saves WHIP BAA ERA
2010 21-1 -- -- 31.0 40 32 29 8 16 17 2-2 -- 1.81 .315 8.42
2011 17-6 -- -- 47.2 68 40 32 5 13 22 1-5 1 1.70 .352 6.04
2012 15-5 -- 0-1 35.0 45 21 18 2 5 20 2-2 6 1.43 .315 4.63
Totals 53-12 -- 0-2 113.2 153 93 79 15 34 58 5-9 7 1.65 .330 6.26
MISC. PITCHING / FIELDING TOTALS
Season GP-GS BF 2B 3B WP HBP Balk SFA SHA PO Asst E Fld %
2010 21-1 151 9 -- 2 5 -- 2 1 3 3 -- 1.000
2011 17-6 216 14 2 2 2 -- 5 3 3 7 -- 1.000
2012 15-5 151 6 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 6 1 .875
Totals 53-12 518 29 3 6 8 1 8 5 7 16 1 .958
2011 - SOPHOMORE
• Was 1-5 with a 6.05 ERA and one save in 17 appearances, including six starts.
• Stuck out 21 batters in 47.2 innings, the third-highest workload on the squad.
• Collected the first save of his collegiate career at Kentucky on March 19 with 3.2 innings of relief, during which he struckout three and allowed two runs on four hits.
• Made his first start and recorded his only victory of the season at a big moment for the Vols, coming through with five scoreless frames to lead UT to a 1-0 victory (7 inn.), doubleheader sweep and series win at Alabama on April 16.
• Suffered losses in each of his next five starts (4/24 vs. Georgia, 5/1 at Vanderbilt, 5/7 vs. Mississippi State, 5/14 at LSU and 5/20 vs. Auburn).
• Twirled a career-high 6.2 innings in his start at LSU.

2010 - FRESHMAN
• Made 21 appearances during his rookie campaign, compiling a 2-2 record and 17 strikeouts in 31.0 innings.
• Was perfect in his collegiate debut, throwing two flawless frames against Xavier on Feb. 19 with two strike outs.
• Made it five scoreless frames to open his career with four strikeouts in three innings against Eastern Kentucky on March 3.
• Suffered the first loss of his career after allowing three runs, only one earned, on five hits in two innings against Kennesaw State on March 6.
• First collegiate win came against Lipscomb on April 13 as he retired all three batters he faced out of the bullpen.
• Suffered the second loss of his career after giving up three runs on one hit, two walks and a wild pitch at Mississippi State on April 17.
• Earned his second win on April 21 with 4.2 innings of scoreless relief at Western Carolina...Retired the first 11 batters he faced in that contest.
• Made his first collegiate start in the second game of a doubleheader against Vanderbilt on April 25, lasting two innings and allowing three runs on two hits, three walks and a hit batter.
• Played on the Thomasville HiToms in the Coastal Plains League over the summer, making 20 relief appearances and posting a 4.18 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 32.1 innings of work.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Graduated from South Gwinnett High School in Loganville, Ga., where he was coached by Steve Teschner.
• Rated by PGCrosschecker.com as one of the Top 300 high school prospects in the country.
• Was also rated as the No. 16 overall prospect and No. 9 pitching prospect in the state of Georgia.
• Played four years of baseball and two of basketball at South Gwinnett H.S.
• Was the 2009 Gwinnett County Player of the Year in baseball as well as First-Team All-Gwinnett County, a player of the month and tallied the lowest earned run average in the county (0.58) as a senior.
• Also picked up Second-Team All-Gwinnett County and player of the month accolades as both a sophomore and junior in 2007 and 2008.
• Recorded a .333 batting average with eight home runs and 22 RBIs, while posting a 7-1 pitching mark with a 0.58 ERA and 40 strikeouts as a senior for the Region 8-AAAAA Champion Comets.
• Hit .356 with three HR's, 19 RBIs, a 5-5 pitching record, a 2.25 ERA and 24 K's in '08 and hit .400 overall with three big flies, 21 RBIs, a 4-5 pitching record, a 3.81 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 2007.
• As a high school freshman in 2006, Blount was 1-2 from the mound with 12 K's and a 4.62 ERA.
• Averaged a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds as a center on the South Gwinnett basketball team as a rookie in 2006 and followed that up with a six-point, 12-carom average during his sophomore hardwood campaign (2007).
• Played club baseball for both Team Georgia and Team Elite, winning the Tournament of Stars with the former in 2008.
• Chose to come to Tennessee over Georgia Tech.

PERSONAL
• Full name is Nicholas Jackson Blount
• Pronounced BLUNT
• Born September 1, 1990, in Atlanta, Ga.
• Son of David and Patti Blount
• Has one sibling, Danielle
• Recipient of the Carroll/Diane Sasser Endowment and the James W. Robinson Scholarship Endowment
• Interested in majoring in journalism/electronic media.
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