Hitting Coach/Media Production
Blaine, a North Little Rock native, graduated from Catholic High in 2011. In high school he played multiple sports that included baseball, basketball, and football. Throughout his years at Catholic High School, he compiled 3 straight years of All-Conference awards, 1 All-State, and selections in the Metro and Arkansas All-Star Games. Along with the honors, he put up impressive numbers, including leading his team in every offensive category his senior year.
His college career began in the fall of 2011 where he attended Three Rivers College, a junior college in Poplar Bluff, MO. Throughout his 2 years at Three Rivers he compiled a .332 career batting average. While showing the ability to hit and several positions in the infield, Blaine was named to the MCCAC All Conference First Team in his second year as a Raider. He left Three Rivers in the top 10 all-time career hit list with over 115 hits in just 2 springs.
These accomplishments earned him a division 1 scholarship to play at the Morehead State University in Kentucky for the next two years. His two year stint with the Eagles began in the fall of 2013 with 2nd year Coach Mike Mcguire. Throughout the next two years as an Eagle, he hit just under .300 while playing 5 different positions in the field. He helped in turning the program around from 16 wins in 2013 to 29 in 2014 and 38 in 2015, including a Ohio Valley Conference title and an NCAA Regional berth at Louisville.
In between college seasons, he spent summers playing all over the country. Blaine hit .310 in the New York Collegiate Baseball League for the Utica Brewers after his freshman year. He visited over 15 schools while coaching youth baseball after his sophomore year. After his junior season in Morehead, Kentucky, he went up to Medford, Oregon to play for the Medford Rogues. Playing for the Rogues in the West Coast League against the west coast's best players, he shined at Shortstop, making the All-Star game and posted a .323 batting average. Blaine has played against just about all levels of college baseball, from the highest of division 1 to the NAIA/D3 level.
While in college, Blaine studied media production and graphic designing. He is a freelance designer, producing graphics, videos, and websites for a wide range of companies (including this website you're reading right now).