#9 Garrett Blaylock
2018 – Appeared in 18 games and made three starts for the Commodores… Registered six hits in as many different games… Drove in a season-high two runs in a 1-for-1 performance against UMass-Lowell on Feb. 23… Scored a season-high two runs and drove in another on Feb. 21 against Presbyterian… Recorded an RBI-double and went 1-for-4 during his first start on May 5 at Auburn… Drew a pinch-hit walk and scored a run against the host Tigers at the NCAA Clemson Regional on June 3… Appeared 11 times at third base, twice at second base and once at shortstop and first base… Drove in six runs and batted .231 for the season.
High School – Lettered four years at T.C. Roberson High School under coach Erik Filipek… helped the Rams to a North Carolina State Championship and Conference Championship as a senior… during senior season was named the State Championship MVP, All-Conference, Co-Conference Player of the Year, Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American Atlantic — All Region first team, and team captain… helped Rams to a Conference Championship as a junior and was named Conference Player of the Year, All-Conference, and team captain… helped the Rams to a Conference Championship as a sophomore and was named All-Conference and team captain… helped the Rams to a Conference Championship as a freshman and was named All-Conference… played high school baseball and/or summer ball with Collin Watt (East Carolina), Connor Lind (Northwestern), Braxton Davidson (1st Round, 2014, Atlanta), and Austin Beck (1st Round, 2017, Oakland).
Academics – Blaylock’s major is MHS.
Personal – Garrett Ryan Blaylock… Born 2/26/98 in Asheville, N.C…. Son of Curtis and Kim Blaylock… has a brother named Nathan… Nickname is G-Money… Favorites include: Corey Seager (player), New York Yankees (team), Derek Carr (non-baseball player), Football (other sport), Call of Duty (video game), Remember the Titans (movie), The Office and Shooter (tv show), Will Ferrell (actor), steak and mashed potatoes (meal), Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Migos (music/singer/band), and Oreos (late night snack)… says if he wasn’t playing baseball he would be fishing everyday… names Zac Efron as the actor to play him in a movie… uses Genuine as one word to describe himself… roommates with Mason Hickman… lists winning a State Baseball Championship as his most memorable athletic moment… Chose Vanderbilt “because I got a feeling when I came to campus that was different than every other school. It felt like home and it’s what led me to come here.”