Former Bearcat finds success as All-Star, preps for showcase
Published 7:00 am Friday, July 11, 2014
Former Bainbridge High School Bearcats catcher Blake Voyles has recently completed an impressive first half of his baseball season with the Deland Florida Suns, a summer collegiate All-Star baseball team in the Florida Collegiate Summer League.
Through 19 games and 58 at bats, he has posted an impressive .318 batting average. He has one home run, four doubles and eight runs batted in. His on base and slugging percentage is .851.
Voyles will participate in the invitation-only Major League Baseball pro scout showcase in Sanford, Florida. He has been recommended by the coaches and professional scouts as a professional prospect and he will be eligible for the June 2015 major league player draft.
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Voyles tore his labrum in the fall of his freshman year at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville and decided to take a medical red shirt. He tore the labrum in his non-throwing arm and went through 16 weeks of medical rehabilitation. He has gone through an intense weight training regimen, as well.
Voyles, a left-handed hitter, has been voted to the All-Star team as a catcher and hitter by the major league scouts, coaches and the league front office.