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Blaine Ray - Baseball - Kansas Jayhawks

Blaine Ray

Position OF
Weight 195 lbs.
Class Freshman
Height 5'11''
Hometown Ottawa, Kan.
High School Ottawa HS


  • 2021 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball First Team

2021 (R-JUNIOR)

  • Appeared in 29 games with 12 starts
  • Hit .196 (10-for-51) with four doubles, one triple and one home run
  • Made first start of the season at Saint Louis (3/6)
  • Recorded a season-high three RBI at Lafayette (3/23), hitting his lone home run of the season
  • Tallied a triple in first appearance of the season vs. South Dakota State (2/21)
  • Logged a season-high two hits at Texas Tech (5/20)
  • 2021 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball First Team


  • Appeared in 13 games with five starts in centerfield, finishing with a .192 average (5-for-26) with two doubles, one RBI and two walks
  • Made season debut as a pinch runner at Belmont (2/14)
  • Earned first start of the season vs. Indiana State (3/6), recording lone multiple-hit game of the season
  • Recorded first double and RBI of the season at Charleston Southern (2/23)


  • Started in 14 of the 31 games he played in
  • Batted .184 (9-for-49) with two triples, one home run and seven walks
  • Made season debut with a start in right field at USC Upstate (2/16)
  • Hit his first career home run vs. Baylor (3/30)
  • Knocked in a career-high two RBIs on a career-high two hits against the Bears


  • Started two of the 18 games he played in
  • Batted .130 (3-for-23) with three runs and one RBI
  • Made first-career start against Murray State (2/18), where he also notched his first hit
  • Scored first-career run against Morehead State (3/31)
  • Made Big 12 debut against West Virginia (5/4)


  • Earned 11 letters across baseball, football and wrestling at Ottawa High School
  • Played for head coach Shawn Herrmann where he helped his club to two regional championships in 2015 and 2017, and a state runner-up finish in 2017
  • Named first-team all-state junior and senior years in baseball
  • Regional wrestler of the year his senior year after placing third at the state level
  • Football team earned regional and district titles in 2016
  • Named to the honor roll all four years


  • Born in Merriam, Kansas
  • Son of Todd and Amy Ray
  • Has two sisters, Hannah and Hailie
  • Sister, Hailie, played softball at Eastern Illinois
  • Plans to major in sport management