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Blake Hickman
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Blake Hickman

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Simeon Academy

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210

Position:
RHP/C

B/T:
R/R

  • Career Game-by-Game Get Acrobat Reader

    Hawk Item -- Selected in the 20th round (614th pick) by the Chicago Cubs in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.

    2014 -- Started the season as a two-way player before transitioning solely to the mound... went 2-2 with 3.93 ERA in 17 appearances (five starts), allowing 15 earned runs in 34 1/3 innings... hit .217 (13-of-60) with 15 runs, 14 RBIs and three home runs at the plate... threw five innings of three-hit, one-run ball in a Big Ten Tournament start against Minnesota... made his first career Big Ten start against Illinois, tossing a career-best 5 1/3 innings, striking out nine, while allowing three runs (5/9)... struck out 5-of-6 batters to start the game and held Illinois hitless through 4 1/3 innings... threw two scoreless innings against Ohio State (5/5), striking out two... pitched four scoreless innings against South Dakota State (4/25), striking out eight... threw 1 2/3 innings against Minnesota (4/19), allowing no runs... made second start against Western Illinois throwing three innings allowing no runs and striking out three... made his first career start against Kansas (4/8), striking out three in 2 1/3 innings... made his final appearance as a catcher April 7 against Indiana... struck out three batters in 1 1/3 innings in relief against Michigan (3/30)... posted his second victory of the season against Nebraska (3/21), tossing one scoreless inning in relief... threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings total in two appearances against Nebraska (3/21, 3/23)... pitched one inning against Kansas State (3/9) allowing no runs and striking out one... recorded his first career win, throwing 2/3 inning in relief against Maine (3/1), allowing two hits and a walk while allowing no earned runs... connected on his third home run, going 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs in a 9-4 win over Mississippi Valley State (2/21)... made his first career relief appearance at Austin Peay (2/16), throwing one inning, striking out one in the finale... hit .364 with seven RBIs, five runs and two home runs in the season-opening series at Austin Peay... went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Iowa's 11-5 victory in game one, went 2-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs in game two, and hit a pinch-hit solo home run in the series finale... named No. 51 on the list of top-100 sophomores in the country by Perfect Game.

    2013 -- Started 29 games (25 at first base, four at catcher)... one of seven true freshman to see playing time... ended season with a season-high seven-game reached base streak... had a season-best five-game hitting streak from March 2-10... hit .542 (13-of-24) when leading off an inning... started 2-of-3 games at Michigan, going 2-of-4 at the plate... collected two hits in seven at-bats with two runs scored against Minnesota (April 26-28)... went 2-for-5 with two RBIs in series opener at Penn State on April 20, tying career-bests in hits and RBIs... played in 2-of-3 games against Nebraska (April 5-6), starting the series finale... went 3-for-5 (.600) against the Cornhuskers, including a 2-for-4 effort in the series finale... collected hits in all three games and batted .385 (5-of-13) with five runs scored and two RBIs at the Snowbird Classic (March 8-10)... closed the weekend with a 2-for-5 performance vs. West Virginia (March 10), delivering the game-winning two-run single in the top of the 12th... two RBIs vs. West Virginia were the first two RBIs of collegiate career and the first multi-RBI game as a Hawkeye... posted first two multi-hit games at the Snowbird Classic, tallying two hits against Maine (March 8) and Georgetown (March 10)... posted first career extra-base hit March 3 vs. Wichita State, hitting a double to left field in the sixth inning... made collegiate-debut Feb. 15 at Austin Peay... recorded the first hit of his collegiate career Feb. 17 vs. Austin Peay.

    High School -- Ranked 212th nationally, and 21st nationally by position... regarded by professional scouts as one of the top catching prospects in the Midwest... ranked as the fifth best player in the state of Illinois... signed his letter of intent at a Chicago White Sox signing day ceremony... led team to the 2012 City Championship and regional and sectional title as a senior... four-time White Sox Double Duty Classic Selection (2008-2011)... two-time White Sox Midwest Area Code Team selection (2010, 2011), a two-time White Sox and USA Baseball Breakthrough Series selection (2009, 2010) and a two-time USA Baseball Tournament of Stars selection (2010, 2011)... Perfect Game National Showcase Selection and a Royals Midwest Showcase Selection in 2011... IHSAA 4A all-state selection and a member of the CPS City runner-up team in 2011.

    Personal -- Born Oct. 29, 1993... son of Jon and Desiree Hickman... has five siblings, Justin, Christian, Morgan, Masiah and Heaven... brother, Christian, plays baseball at Alcorn State... majoring in sports studies.

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