|City/State:||Baton Rouge, La.|
|High School:||Parkview Baptist School|
2014 Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team
2014 LSWA Co-Player of the Month (3/4)
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 All-SEC Second Team
2013 All-Louisiana Second Team
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
SENIOR SEASON (2014)
Played in all 62 games, starting all but one in left field for LSU in her final season, sitting as one of only five players to play in every game on the year… Hit .288 on the season with 49 hits, two for triples, with 14 RBI and 33 runs scored… Was one of just two players on the team with double-digit steals, finishing with 10 on 13 total attempts… Led the team in sacrifice hits with eight… Finished the season with an on-base percentage of .366 and slugging percentage of .312… Earned 13 multi-hit games on the year, and is the only player to earn exactly four hits in a game during the year… At one point was hitting .448 on the season which is the highest at any point for any player on the team this year… Hit .667 over the course of seven games, racking up 16 hits, three RBI and seven runs scored with two stolen bases from Feb. 17-22… Went on a nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 17-28 which was a career-long and tied for third longest on the team… Went 1-for-4 against Murray State (Feb. 8) with two RBI and 1-for-2 with two runs driven in and two sacrifice hits against SIU Edwardsville (Feb. 7)… Was 3-for-4 against South Alabama with a run scored and two stolen bases (Feb. 15)… Swiped two bags for the second consecutive game against George Washington (Feb. 15)… was a combined 5-for-5 in two games against Penn State with a triple, RBI and three runs scored against the Nittany Lions (Feb. 17)… Scored twice against Long Beach State with a 1-for-3 day at the plate (Feb. 20)… Accounted for all but two hits against the Oregon Ducks, going 4-for-4 which was a career-high for hits in a single game (Feb. 21)… Went 3-for-4 against Stanford with an RBI and run scored (Feb. 22)… Went 2-for-2 with a run scored against ULM (April 1)… Went 2-for-3 in game two against Tennessee with an RBI and run scored (April 4)… Hit .500 over four games against ULM and Tennessee, going 5-for-10 with an RBI and three runs scored and a stolen base… Went 2-for-3 with a run scored against McNeese State (April 9)… Hit the game-winning RBI triple in the bottom of the eighth inning to help LSU snap its four-game losing streak to the Georgia Bulldogs (April 12)… Scored twice and had one hit in the series opener against South Carolina (April 18)… Went 2-for-4 in game two against the Gamecocks with an RBI and run scored (April 19)… Earned one hit in four at-bats in game one against Ole Miss with a run scored (April 25)… Went 1-for-3 in game one against Mississippi State (May 2)… Earned her 11th multi-hit game of the season in game two against the Bulldogs going 2-for-4 with two runs scored (May 3)… Collected her second multi-hit game of the weekend in the finale against MSU, going 2-for-3 (May 5)… Had a 1-for-4 outing against Missouri in the SEC Tournament opener, scoring twice (May 8)… Scored in each of the first two games of the NCAA Tucson Regional against Louisville (May 16) and Arizona (May 17)… Earned her first hit of the regional, going 1-for-2 with an RBI against Boston U. (May 17).
JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
Tallied 56 appearances which included 55 starts shared between left field (43), right field (11) and second base (1) … Started 54 of LSU’s final 55 games (Feb. 10-May 19) missing only the Missouri game (April 21) … Occupied the No. 2 hole in the lineup during 54 of her 55 starts … Came away with a .354 batting average (62-for-175) and 22 RBIs en route to All-SEC and All-Louisiana Second-Team honors … The 62 hits were second on the team and tied for 15th in the SEC rankings … The .354 hitting clip also was second on the team and a 130 point improvement from 2012 … One of eight players to collect 20 or more RBIs … Added 16 multi-hit efforts, third-best on the squad … Hit safely in 42 of her 55 starts which includes 17 of her 22 SEC outings … Notched hits in multiple games during seven of LSU’s eight SEC series … Her .329 batting average during SEC play was 15th … Turned in a team-leading eight sacrifice hits, good enough for a seventh-place tie on the SEC leaderboard … Collected her first career three-hit effort against Virginia (Feb. 15) … Scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch during LSU’s 5-4 comeback win over Memphis (Feb. 16) … Was 3-for-4 with two RBIs versus UNLV (Feb. 22) … Went 1-for-3 with a run scored in a 3-0 win over No. 14 Arizona (Feb. 23) … Reeled off three consecutive multi-hit efforts during victories over Syracuse (March 1), Penn State (March 2) and No. 14 Michigan (March 2) … Her RBI single ignited a six-run third inning during a 14-6 over the Wolverines … Put together a career-long eight-game hitting streak (March 8-19) … Her RBI single capped LSU’s two-run ninth inning and 4-3 walkoff win over No. 17 Kentucky (March 16) … Was 2-for-3 with two RBIs versus South Carolina (March 22) … Equaled a career-best three hits against South Carolina (March 23) … Turned in a 2-for-4 outing and her RBI single provided the first run of LSU’s 5-4 comeback win at Arkansas (April 7) … Ripped a RBI single as part of LSU’s three-run eighth inning and 9-6 triumph over No. 10 Texas A&M (April 13) … Drew a bases loaded walk during LSU’s seven-run fourth inning and 10-2 series clinching win over No. 10 Texas A&M (April 14) … Became the 32nd player in program history to reach 100 career hits with a 2-for-3 effort versus No. 4 Alabama (April 26) … Slapped the go-ahead RBI single with two outs in the fifth inning to complete LSU’s 4-3 comeback win and series sweep of No. 4 Alabama (April 27) … Started all four games of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (May 17-19) in left field … Came away with a 2-for-3 performance and scored two runs during LSU’s 11-1 elimination game win over Central Connecticut State (May 18).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Came away with 43 appearances, including 27 starts split between designated player (21), centerfield (3) and right field (3) ... LSU won 15 of 21 games when Blades started at designated player ... Collected a .224 batting average (19-for-85) and tallied two RBIs ... Shared the team lead with five sacrifice hits ... Was 3-for-5 as a pinch hitter with hits against No. 15 Michigan (Feb. 11), Utah State (Feb. 19) and Nicholls State (March 7) ... Broke into the starting lineup during the Mississippi State series (March 16-18) filling in for an injured A.J. Andrews at centerfield before moving to designated player ... Notched a pair of three-game hitting streaks (March 20-24) and (March 28-31) ... Produced hits in first two games of the South Carolina (March 23-24), Arkansas (March 30-31) and Alabama (April 6-7) series ... Turned in a 2-for-4 effort with two RBIs against South Carolina (March 23) ... Was 2-for-3 versus No. 22 Florida State (April 18) ... Finished season on a 0-for-18 run at the plate (April 22-May 18) ... Scored in all three of her pinch running outings versus No. 9 national seed Missouri (May 26-27) at the NCAA Columbia Super Regional ... Lone Women's College World Series appearance came as a pinch runner against No. 1 national seed California (May 31).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Totaled 53 appearances, including 38 starts between second base (20), right field (12), centerfield (3) and shortstop (3) ... LSU won 15 of 20 games when Blades started at second base ... Turned in a .252 batting average (26-for-103) with five RBIs ... Reached base in 26 of her 38 starts ... Garnered a perfect fielding percentage fueled by 60 putouts and 25 assists ... Was hit-by-pitch and notched a RBI in first career plate appearance versus Louisiana Tech (Feb. 11) ... Scored first career run and added another RBI against Southern (Feb. 18) ... Collected a career-best 3-for-3 performance with a career-high two runs scored versus Nicholls State (Feb. 19) ... Went 2-for-2 with a RBI against McNeese State (Feb. 23) ... Recorded hits against No. 3 Arizona (Feb. 25) and No. 14 California (Feb. 26) ... Was 2-for-4 versus Hofstra (March 4) during Yvette Girouard's 500th win at LSU ... Came away with a career-high seven putouts to go along with two assists at No. 1 Georgia (March 11) ... Picked up a RBI single as part of LSU's seven-run third inning at Nicholls State (March 23) ... Secured hits in nine of her last 12 games (April 22-May 20) sparked by a career-long seven-game hitting streak (April 22-May 1) ... Her seven-game streak was tied for second-longest on the team in 2011 ... Racked up a .429 hitting clip (9-for-21) and boosted her average by 53 points during the streak ... Scored a run in five of those contests ... Went 2-for-3 with a RBI at Ole Miss (April 23) ... Tallied a 2-for-4 effort with a run scored at Mississippi State (April 30) ... Posted hits and scored a run during final two games of the South Carolina series (May 7-8) ... Was 0-for-2 against Syracuse (May 20) in her lone appearance at the NCAA College Station Regional.
Four-year letterwinner for former Tigers April Janzen and Ashlee Ducote at Parkview Baptist School ... Notched NFCA All-America Second-Team and All-South Region First-Team honors in 2010 ... Earned a trio of All-District and All-State selections after her team finished as the 3A runner-up from 2008-10 ... Selected LSWA's 3A Most Outstanding Player in 2010 ... Member of National Honors Society .. Recruited by Baylor and Louisiana-Lafayette ... Also lettered in basketball and track.
Daughter of Jeanne Johnson, and Gene and Julie Blades ... Born on November 4, 1991 ... Has one sister, Bryndi (26) ... Cousin, Michele Williams, was a member of the LSU volleyball team (2008-11) ... Majoring in kinesiology with a human movement concentration.