1 - Courtney Blachford
Courtney Blachford
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Highland Park, NJ
High School: Highland Park
Position: OF
Bats/Throws: L/R
2008: Recipient of the most improved player award at the postseason banquet... Set career highs in runs scored (23), RBI (12), batting average (.308) and triples (3)... Her .308 average was second on the team and more than 110 points higher than the 2007 season... Had six multi-hit games 2007: Had two hits and scored a run in Yale's 9-1 victory at Brown... Knocked in two runs and scored once in 9-0 win over Columbia... Batted .333 with the bases loaded. 2006: Appeared in a career-high 49 games... Second on the team in stolen bases (6) and tied for fourth in batting average (.281)... Top performance came in a doubleheader against St. John's when she was 3-for-3 in the first game and went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the nightcap... Had a career-high five RBI against Warner Southern in the second game of a doubleheader... Longest hitting streak of the season was six games, and had nine multi-hit games. 2005: Tied for the third highest batting average (.255) on the squad... Went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored against Brown in the final game of the season. Before Yale: Had an outstanding career at Highland Park High School where she batted over .500 in each of her four years... Struck out just eight times in her career... Led the team in runs scored and steals... An all-division selection... Named the Best Female Athlete at Highland Park following her senior year. Personal: Resides in Branford College... Daughter of Dan and Bing Blachford.

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