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Ty Blach, Yuma

 Perry and Teresa Blach's grandson, Randy and Karen's son

2014 - The San Francisco Giants are hoping Blach is part of the next wave of top starting pitching prospects to make an impact at the big league level, perhaps as soon as the 2015 season. The former fifth round pick won the Cal League ERA title with San Jose in 2013 – his rookie professional season. This year, Blach wasn’t quite as dominant while pitching for Double-A Richmond, but still turned in a solid year. The left-hander, who is known for possessing pinpoint control, boasted the fifth-lowest ERA in the Eastern League at 3.13 in 25 starts. Blach struck out just 91 batters in 141 innings, but also issued only 39 walks. He almost certainly will be elevated to Triple-A Sacramento for the start of 2015.
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 PingBaseball.com.
• 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
PingBaseball.com 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.




FORT COLLINS - Randy Blach, a longtime supporter of Colorado State University, has been selected by faculty members of the Department of Animal Sciences as the 2011 Livestock Leader. Blach will be recognized on Saturday, Jan. 15, during Colorado State University Day at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

The person or people selected each year for the Livestock Leader award are dedicated to the livestock industry, have demonstrated leadership and furthered their field. The Department of Animal Sciences recognizes each of the recipients for their work with the prestigious award and portrait, which are prominently displayed in the department.

Blach is CEO of CattleFAX, an organization focused on helping member cattle producers make more profitable marketing and management decisions. Blach came to CattleFAX in 1981 and served as director of market analysis for 15 years before accepting his current role in 2001. He has been a keynote speaker at hundreds of cattle and beef industry conventions, meetings and seminars.

A Colorado native, Blach and his family remain actively involved in cattle ranching with cow/calf, stocker and finished cattle operations. Blach was raised on his family’s ranch in Yuma, Colo., and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in animal science. Blach received the Honor Alumni award from the College of Agricultural Sciences in 2004. He and his family live in Centennial, Colo.

“Randy and the entire Blach family have been longtime friends of Colorado State University and the College of Agricultural Sciences,” said William Wailes, head of the Department of Animal Sciences at CSU. “He is a graduate, an honored alumni and charter member of the CSU Beef Club which supports the College. We are proud to present the Livestock Leader award to Randy.”

The Blach legacy at Colorado State was well established before Randy set foot in Fort Collins. Seven of his older brothers and sisters made CSU their school of choice, as did his father, Perry.

“We have given so very little compared to the way our lives have been enriched by our friendships and involvement with the Colorado State University family,” Blach said.

Blach will be honored at the Department of Animal Sciences social and Livestock Leader of the Year presentation at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in the Centennial Room in the Hall of Education at the National Western Stock Show.

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