Canes 2019 RHP and Northwest Guilford (NC) product Ethan Blanchard has committed to the US Naval Academy and Head Coach Paul Kostacopoulos. During 2017 Ethan pitched under the guidance of both Central 2019 Head Coach Derrick Graham and American 2019 Head Coach Rob Younce. Canes GM Dan Gitzen had this to say about Blanchard. “Ethan Blanchard is an athletic, RHP who fills up the strike zone with a mid-upper 80s fastball and puts hitters away with a wipe out slider. On top of that Ethan is a very smart pitcher who understands how to get outs and how to set up hitters in order to make quick work of opponents. There is no doubt he will have an impact role for Navy very early in his college career either out of the pen or in a starting role.” We would like to congratulate Ethan and the Blanchard family on his commitment to Navy. You can see Ethan all summer long with the Canes American 2019 team.