|29 Blake McGinley
Totaled 16 appearances on the season with five starts...had fifth best ERA on the team at 5.58...pitched 61.1 innings...struckout 37 batters...strong pitcher who provided needed relief out of the bullpen...will be counted on in the 2001 season
1998-99 at Bakersfield J.C.
Played two seasons at Bakersfield Junior College for baseball coach Tim Painton … named second team All Western States Conference and team Most Valuable Player as a sophomore … finished sophomore season with 8-4 record, 3.30 ERA and 107 strikeouts in 109.0 innings pitched … walked only 36 batters, allowed 40 ER in 14 games and 109.0 innings pitched … team placed third in junior college division … finished 5-3 with 4.21 ERA and struck out 68 batters, allowed 82 hits, 37 ER in 79.0 innings pitched and 11 games.
A 1997 graduate of North High School in Bakersfield, Calif., where he played baseball and basketball for head coaches Tong Silver and Gary Sedan respectively … combined for a 21-5 overall record in two years of varsity play … went 13-1 with a 1.20 ERA and 135 strikeouts in 88 innings pitched as a senior … once struck out 18 batters in a game … named league Most Valuable Player and All District First Team as a senior … led North to the conference title with a 10-2 record and 23-5 overall record as a senior … team advanced to second round of state playoffs.
Born Blake Alan McGinley on August 2, 1978 in Bakersfield, Calif. … son of Rick and Marilyn McGinley … has sister Amy, 25 … hobbies and interests include playing golf, basketball and fishing … career goal is to be an NCAA Division I head coach.