B.S. Biology, 2007
Took over starting role in center field during final month of the 2003 season and has remained a regular....A capable defensive outfielder with good range and a solid arm....Line drive power to all fields, and shows a very good eye at the plate....Good speed on the basepaths....has demonstrated a knack for producing in clutch situations at the plate.
2006: Joined Jason Varitek as one of only two players in Tech history to surpass 200 RBI and 200 runs scored in a career....member of All-ACC Academic Baseball team....also named to the Academic All-District III baseball first team as well as Academic All-America third team.
2005: First team All-ACC outfielder and repeat selection to Academic All-District III University Division Baseball Team....Named to College Baseball Foundation's Watch List for the 2005 Brooks Wallace Award....Drove in at least one run in each of his first 11 games of the season....once again tied school record with three doubles vs. NC State 3/18....overall, went 5-for-11 with nine RBI in three-game series against the Wolfpack....delivered career-best seven RBI in 3/26 victory at Miami....went 5-for-5 vs. Winthrop 4/10....named to the 49th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll....chosen in 26th round (800th player overall) of June Draft by St. Louis Cardinals.
2004: Second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection and member of Academic All-District III University Division Baseball Team....Team leader in batting average and doubles while handling regular duties in left field....posted just .214 average during February, including 1-for-15 slump to end month but proceeded to hit .377 over the rest of the season....went 5-for-5 with a school record-tying three doubles vs. Purdue 3/17....posted 14-game hitting streak from 3/27 to 4/18....collected back-to-back four-hit games vs. Maryland 5/22-23....hit home runs in both ACC Tournament and NCAA Atlanta Regional....played for Orleans Cardinals of Cape Cod League during summer.
2003: Started the final 17 games of the season in center field after spending the first part of the season as Tech's top reserve outfielder....Was very effective in limited plate appearances, batting .353 with five home runs and 38 RBI in 116 at bats....Excellent pinch-hitter (9-for-16); posted a .545 average with four walks, 12 hits, including a triple and three homers, and 15 RBI as a substitute.... Had 11 multi-hit games and eight multiple-RBI games, including two games with five or more RBI....One of Tech's top hitters with runners in scoring position (.400), with two outs (.387), with runners on base (.361), with the bases loaded (.429), and with a runner on third and less than two outs (.800)....Tied for third on the team with three triples, and fifth with 28 walks and six HBP�s....Reached base safely in 43 of 53 games....Had an RBI triple and later scored to break a tie game in the sixth inning against Campbell (3/4)....Hit a pinch-hit walk-off home run in the 10th inning against Rutgers (3/8)....In his fifth start of the year against Rutgers (3/9), he went 2-for-3, including a double, with two runs, an HBP, and a run scored....As a late inning substitute against Maryland (3/23), he went 2-for-2 with a two-RBI triple and a grand slam home run an inning later for a career-high six RBI in the game....Went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored as a late inning substitute vs. Duke (4/13)....Had a pinch-hit three-run homer vs. Clemson to pull the Jackets within one run on 4/27....Hit his second grand slam of the season against Georgia State (5/6) to break open a tie game, also scored three times and had another RBI in the game....Drove in three runs with a double in the eighth inning in a 3-for-4 effort against Virginia (5/10) to break open a tie game; also Tech's top hitter in the series (4/9-5/11), going 4-for-9 with three walks, an HBP, two doubles, three RBI, and a stolen base....Had three hits, including a double, run, RBI, and stolen base against NC State (5/17); also Tech's top performer in the series with a .417 average and a .500 on base percentage....Scored three runs on two hits against Wake Forest (5/22) in the ACC Tournament....Homered and drove in three runs on two hits and also scored twice against Duke (5/24) in the ACC Tournament....Went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, and a run in the ACC Tournament vs. North Carolina (5/25)....Walked and scored the tying run in Tech's ACC Tournament game vs. Florida State (5/25)....Reached base safely in each of the last 19 games of the season, holding a .364 average with 17 runs, 19 RBI, seven doubles, a triple, three homers, 13 walks, and three stolen bases....spent summer with Keene Swamp Bats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League and earned league MVP award after batting .340 with six home runs and 28 RBI in 39 games....finished summer ranked among the NECBL leaders in a variety of offensive categories: 4th in average; 2nd in hits; 3rd in runs scored; 4th in RBI....hit safely in last 12 games of NECBL regular season (22-for-53)....went 7-for-9 in opening round playoff series against Concord....Hit .577 (15-for-26) with two home runs and seven RBI overall in post-season play.....named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2002-03.
High School: A four-year letterwinner for coach Alan Dyer at Roswell High School as an outfielder and pitcher....Named the Fulton County Player of the Year and earned team MVP honors as a senior....Earned all-Fulton County honors for three straight years....Owns the second highest batting average in school history (.467 as a junior)....Hit .363 with five home runs as a senior....Tossed a no-hitter against Woodstock as a sophomore....Played with the East Cobb Yankees summer baseball program from 1998-2002....Holds East Cobb single season records in home runs, hits and runs scored....Helped the program win the AAU World Series in 1999 and the Connie Mack World Series in 2001....MVP for East Cobb Yankees in 2002.
Personal: Steven Eric Blackwood....Born Dec. 14, 1983....Parents are Lane and Debbie Blackwood....Older brother Wes played baseball at Georgia in 1996....Majoring in Biology and wants to pursue a career in medicine....Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2003.