CU Baseball BIO
31 Ty Blach

2011 (Sophomore at Creighton)
• Named to the second team All-MVC following the season.
• Earned first team MVC Scholar-Athlete, as well as CoSIDA Academic All-America.
• Second on the team and MVC with 10 wins last season,  (10-3).
• Ranked ninth in the nation, while leading the team and Valley with 18 games started.
• Hurled 102.0 innings on the mound, second in the Valley and on the squad.
• Finished third on the team with a 2.65 earned run average.
• Fanned 100 batters on the season, fourth in the MVC and ninth on the Creighton single-season charts.
• Allowed just 33 runs to score in 19 appearances.
• Picked up his first win in his first outing, a 5-1 win over Toledo.  Finished the game with 6.0 innings of work, allowing one earned run and striking out three (2/19).
• Earned wins in his next three straight starts, tossing 5.0 innings at New Mexico (2/25), and 7.0 innings at both Arkansas State (3/6) and against South Dakota State (3/11).
• Surrendered six hits, but struck out eight batters against South Dakota State, not allowing a run to score in his 7.0 innings of work (3/11).
• Became the first pitcher in the Valley to reach the five win plateau, going 5-0 with his 6.2 innings of work against Portland (4/1).
• Struck out six batters in the MVC opener at Illinois State, tossing 5.1 innings, but didn’t get credited with a decision (4/8).
• Turned around to throw 7.1 innings of scoreless baseball at Indiana State, earning his first conference win in the 4-0 win (4/15).
• Earned the starting nod in the opening game at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, throwing a scoreless inning against Nebraska, allowing one hit and striking out one (4/19).
• Struck out a season-high nine batters against Southern Illinois, allowing two runs in 6.2 innings of work; the Bluejays won the game 5-4 (4/22).
• Threw 2.0 innings of scoreless baseball in 9-8 win over Nebraska (5/10).
• Hit the 10-win mark with a season-high 8.0 innings of work against Missouri State in the final series of the regular season;  allowed just four hits and one earned run, while striking out eight in the 3-1 win (5/20).
• Came in for his only relief appearance of the season in the 3-1, MVC Tournament win over Wichita State; the southpaw tossed 3.2 innings of scoreless baseball, striking out six batters.
• Final start of the season was in the NCAA Tournament, throwing 6.0 innings against Oregon State (6/4).

2010 (Freshman at Creighton)
• Named third-team Freshman All-American by
• Made 14 appearances, starting 11 of them.
• Was near the top of several statistical categories in the Valley, finishing third in ERA, second in opponent batting average, tied for fourth in hits allowed, tied for fifth in runs allowed and third in walks and runs allowed.
• Led team in ERA and threw one of two complete games for the staff in 2010.
• Finished season with 58 strikeouts and 75.1 innings, good for third and second respectively in CU history among freshmen.
• Made first career appearance at Stephen F.  Austin (2/28), throwing 0.2 innings.
• Made lengthy relief appearance vs. Northern Colorado (3/6), striking out seven in 6.2 innings, while allowing just one run.
• Started first game at Metrodome against Harvard (3/14), striking out four, but walking four, in 5.0 innings.
• Matched season-high with seven strikeouts at SIU (3/27), taking a no-decision.
• Made the first of three, 8.0 inning appearances against Indiana State (4/4), whiffing four in a no-decision.
• Retired first 17 batters in start against Illinois State (4/11), but suffered loss after allowing three runs in the sixth.
• Recorded first career win at Bradley (4/18), allowing two earned runs, while striking out six in eight innings.
• Threw CU’s first complete game of the year at Missouri State (4/25), but suffered the loss, allowing three unearned runs on six hits, with six strikeouts.
• Picked up second win of season against Evansville (5/1), throwing 6.0 innings and striking out six.
• Struck out six for the fourth time in five outings in win against Seattle (5/15).

2006-09 (Regis Jesuit High School)
• Played baseball and tennis for Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo.
• Named honorable mention all-state his senior season in baseball.
• Was also a first team all-conference and all-area selection his senior year.
• Named to the All-State Academic First Team his junior and senior season.
• Played in the Colorado Senior All-Star Game.
• Batted .545 with 31 RBI his senior year.
• Put up a 7-1 record with a 3.42 ERA, and 74 strikeouts in 45 innings on the mound.
• Earned highest academic honors each semester in high school, putting up a 4.2 GPA (4.0 scale).

Creighton Single-Game Highs

Innings pitched:  8.0, (4x), last vs. Missouri State, 5/20/11
Hits allowed:  13, at Wichita State, 5/6/11
Doubles allowed: 4, vs. South Dakota State, 3/11/11
Triples allowed: 1, (4x), last vs. Missouri State, 5/25/11
Home runs allowed: 3, vs. Wichita State, 5/8/10
Walks allowed: 4, vs. Harvard, 3/14/10
Strikeouts: 9, vs. Southern Illinois, 4/22/11
Batters faced: 32, at Wichita State, 5/6/11
Runs: 6, at Wichita State, 5/6/11
Earned runs: 6. at Wichita State, 5/6/11

Awards and Honors
Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, February 20, 2012
Missouri Valley Conference First Team Scholar-Athlete, 2011
Missouri Valley Conference Second Team, 2011
CoSIDA Academic All-America, 2011
Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, March 16, 2011 Third Team Freshman All-American, 2010

More About Ty
Full Name: Tyson Michael Blach
Birthday: October 20, 1990
Birthplace: Denver, Colo.
Parents: Randy and Karen Blach
Sibling: Haylee (14)
Major: Financial Analysis
Career Ambition: Pro baseball player, run my own business
Favorite Athletes: Andres Galarraga and Tim Tebow
Favorite Movies: The Rookie, Rudy, The Sandlot, Miracle
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Quote: “Champions are made when nobody is looking.” - Unknown
Why Creighton?: The people were extremely welcoming and it provides the best opportunities to excel as both a student and an athlete.

Position: Left-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Centennial, Colo.
High School: Regis Jesuit
Experience: High School