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The Clay County Advocate - Press-Flora, IL
  • Flora Wolves Blake Fitch to Play at Concordia University

  • Flora Wolves Blake Fitch to Play at Concordia University
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  • Flora, IL - Flora Wolves baseball's starting catcher has agreed to play for the Cougars at Concordia University in River Forest, IL.
    The Concordia University Cougars 2014 season record was 39 - 7. A Division III college that drew national attention from day one of the 2014 season to the final out at the Midwest Regional. Concordia University Chicago Cougars finished #10 in both the D3Baseball.com and the American Baseball Coaches Association national NCAA Division III rankings. Concordia University plays in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC).
     Blake Fitch, a senior last year for Flora, was the starting catcher for the Wolves from the end of his sophomore year through his senior year. Fitch finished the season last year with a .355 batting average; scored 35 runs; hit 11 doubles, 3 Home Runs; 29 RBI's; walked 17 times; with 11 strikeouts.
    Blake ended his Flora Wolves playing days in the top 10 for career numbers in the following categories:
    Hits - #8 with 74
    Runs - #6 with 57
    Doubles - #7 with 17
    HR - #9 with 6
    RBI - #9 with 52
    Walks - #7 with 39
    Flora Wolves Head Baseball Coach Brian Tackitt stated, "Blake has been a very good catcher for our program during his four years. He came in with a great skill set behind the plate and always continued to work on that skill set. I am sure at the college level he will become an even better catcher. His strength has always been blocking balls. Our pitchers were never scared to put balls in the dirt even with a runner on third. They knew Blake would block it. He really developed as a hitter during his four years. He always had a great hitters eye that probably came as a catcher. He hit with good power, squared the ball up and always hit it somewhere. He will be missed by our program Catchers like him don't come around very often. The Wolves baseball program wishes Blake the best of luck as he continues on at the next level."
    "Congratulations and Good Luck from all of us at the Clay County Advocate Press."

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