Blake Purnell is a Redshirt Sophomore who is a relief pitcher for the Flordia Gators Baseball team. He is from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, now making waves in college baseball with his fiery pitching. Blake was selected as Florida’s Honourable Mention for the 2020 Perfect Game Preseason All-Region team.
A native of Boynton Beach, Florida, Blake was born on 23rd May 2002. There is no information available regarding his parents or siblings yet. Purnell is currently pursuing a degree in sports management with the aspiration of attending law school in the future.
Growing up, he developed a deep affinity for the Houston Astros, as he had numerous family members residing in the area. However, when asked about his present-day favorite team, Purnell expressed an open-minded approach, stating that he does not hold a specific preference for any particular team.
Blake Purnell Career
He struck out 32 batters and had a sub-3 ERA in 30.1 innings pitched as a junior and senior at St Thomas Aquinas High School. Blake didn’t play in any games as a Freshman in 2021. He received the Freshman All-American honor from Collegiate Baseball in 2022. Purnell pitched out of the Florida bullpen in a team-high 36 games, compiling a 3-3 record, four saves, and a 2.86 ERA over 50 1/3 innings. He limited opponents and scored. a 258 batting average, allowing only two home runs in 222 batters faced (0.4 HR/9).
He pitched 1 2/3 no-hit innings of relief with two strikeouts in his collegiate debut against Liberty, and over his first 11 career appearances totaling 19 1/3 innings, he did not allow an earned run. His first career victory over Georgia State came after he pitched three scoreless innings on four hits and one strikeout. He won the with three and third shutout innings of relief and four strikeouts against No. 21 Miami.
Blake Purnell pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief against Alabama to earn his first career save. He pitched two and third no-hit innings of relief against No. 5 Florida State, fanning four, and secured the save. Blake worked in all four of Florida’s games, going 1-0 with one save and a 1.29 ERA across seven innings pitched, allowing only five hits with no walks allowed. He earned the save by limiting No. 2 Arkansas to one run over 3 1/3 frames.
On April 11, he was named the SEC Co-Freshman of the Week. He faced No. 20 Florida State on May 17 and went 1 2/3 innings without allowing a score. From May 10 vs. Bethune-Cookman until May 27 vs. Arkansas, Blake threw eight consecutive scoreless innings.
Blake Purnell Biography
|Real Name||Blake Purnell|
|Birth Date||May 23, 2002|
|Age (as of 2023)||21 Years|
|Birth Place||Boynton Beach, Florida, United States|
|College||University of Florida|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 3” – in Centimeters – 190 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 95 kg – in Pounds – 210 lbs|
|Marital Status||In a relationship|
|Who is his girlfriend?||Karli Lipka|
Blake Purnell is madly in love with Kar, also known as Karli.lipka on Instagram. She is the one that typically comments on Blake’s uploaded photos with a heart emoji, showing how much she likes him. Additionally, the couple frequently hangs out together in the community and doesn’t hesitate to show their affection to one another.
Blake Purnell Net Worth
Blake’s net worth is unknown as of now. Given his social media popularity, he may receive promotion suggestions from brands, but we don’t know for certain. Considering his expanding career and international debut, we anticipate that he will amass a sizeable fortune in the future.