Blumgren is a player to watch

Craig (Janesville, SC) High School class of 2015 shortstop Nick Blumgren is a player to watch.

  • Name: Nick Blumgren
  • Classification: 2015
  • Position: Infield
  • Ht-Wt: 5-foot-11, 175
  • Bats-Throws: R-R
  • High School: Craig (Janesville, WI) High School
  • Summer Travel Team: Hitters Baseball

    Blumgren has already received numerous honors during his very young baseball career, earning Most Valuable Player of the Ohio Valley Regional Babe Ruth 14-U Championship, being named the Most Valuable Player in game one of the 2011 Babe Ruth World Series, being selected to play in the 2011 USSSA All-American Game, as well as being selected to play for the USSSA National Team which competed in the 2012 Gold Medal Games.

    While it's obvious Blumgren is talented, he attributed a lot of his early success to the type player he is.

    "I'm pretty hard-working and determined," he said. "I'm also a team player, always want to win as a team."

    In addition to being team-oriented, he's also a pretty good hitter.

    "I'm a pretty good hitter but I still need a lot of work on that," said. the youngster. "I'm also pretty good at fielding but still have a lot of work to do on that, too."

    Hitting-wise, he's more of an average hitter than power hitter.

    "What you will see from me when I'm hitting is a guy who hits the ball hard and is more of a singles, doubles type hitter who likes to get on base and steal and get in scoring position for my teammates," said Blumgren.

    Although it's still early in the recruiting process for the sophomore-to-be, he does have some idea what he is looking for in a school.

    "I really like all the big schools, schools like South Carolina," said the Milton, Wisconsin native.

    Blumgren and his Hitters Baseball teammates played in Memphis, Tennessee the past two weeks in the Keith Hagan Memorial All-American Tournament (wood bat) in front of numerous college coaches.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the website, the source for Mississippi State sports on sports network. You can contact him by emailing

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