College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 College Baseball season by checking in on the top 100 players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today at number 93 with Concordia (Ore.) outfielder Blake Drake. During the Cavaliers 2013 season, Drake batted .367 overall and .360 in conference play. He also stole 20 bases good for a fourth place finish in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.
The Ramona, Cali. native was a three-time team MVP and defensive player of the year at Ramona High School, where he also earned all-conference honors three times.
After signing with the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League, Drake was a constant contributor to one of the most successful seasons in franchise history, as he led the Knights to their third league title in seven years. While with the Knights, Drake was a second-team choice. A standout defensively, he was ranked third on the team in steals (20) and hits (.291,) with three homers, 14 doubles, 28 RBIs and 40 runs in WCL regular-season action. H 2007 e was chosen first-team All-West Coast League.
Concordia assistant coach Braden Wells, who played for the Knights in after his junior year at Oregon State, described Drake as an “exceptional defensive center fielder.”
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