Monday, July 16, 2007

Welcome to Baylor, Derek

Calvary's Derek Blankenship signed a college scholarship with Baylor on Monday morning.

After speaking with Baylor head coach Steve Smith, it seems Blankenship will have a chance to prove himself either on the mound or at the plate.

Smith likes Blankenship's bat, but he loves his arm, which means if Blankenship hits well, great. If he doesn't, that powerful right arm that has touched 92 mph with a fastball could be used on the mound at Baylor.

Two-way players are slowly slipping out of consciousness at the highest college levels, which means Blankenship could end up as a pitcher or a hitter and not both. Still, he presents Smith with an interesting player, especially for someone who signed so close to the beginning of the fall semester.


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