Baseball: Pepperdine Signs Chandler Blanchard for 2014 Season
Waves Welcome Prep Standout to Malibu
Dec. 6, 2012
MALIBU, Calif. – Pepperdine baseball is pleased to announce the signing of 6-4 RHP Chandler Blanchard (Henderson, Nev./Coronado HS) to a National Letters of Intent to compete at Pepperdine in the 2014 season as released today by head coach Steve Rodriguez.
Pepperdine Baseball will release a new member of its 2014 class every Thursday on the official website of Pepperdine Athletics, PepperdineSports.com.
CHANDLER BLANCHARD, 6-4, 230, RHP (Coronado HS, Nev.)
A two-time letter-winner at Coronado High School, Blanchard enjoyed a strong junior campaign earning all-Southeast Division (first) and all-Sunrise Region (second) selections as a utility player. Rated the No. 2 player in Nevada by PerfectGame.com, Blanchard helped the Cougars to conference and region championships and a 4A State runner-up finish in 2012. A 2012 Sunrise All-Star team member, Blanchard played for the Reds Area Code team. A standout in the classroom, Blanchard earned Nevada Academic all-state honors.
Why Blanchard Chose Pepperdine: “I chose Pepperdine because it is a top school with a great baseball program. I like the idea of a smaller school population, with smaller class sizes.”
Coach Rodriguez on Blanchard: “Chandler is a presence on the mound and we are expecting him to compete for a weekend spot immediately. He can throw strikes with three pitches, and he has a tremendous future in front of him. He really competes on the mound.”
AN INSIDE LOOK AT BLANCHARD
Pro baseball player: Vladimir Guerrero
Pro athlete: Mike Trout
Pro team: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Movie: Money Ball
TV Show: Breaking Bad /Dexter
Sporting event you would most like to attend: World Series
What is your most exciting/thrilling moment in your sports career? Hitting a home run to tie up the game in the top of the sixth inning in the state semifinals against Reno.
What do you want to accomplish on and off the field at Pepperdine? I want to go to the College World Series. Meet new people and get a good education.