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Blake Beemer enters his third year as volunteer assistant coach in 2016 under head coach Rob Cooper, primarily serving as the outfield coach.
A pair of outfielders that saw big improvements from 2014 led the Lions in 2015. Senior Aaron Novak went from just 13 starts a junior to the team’s top hitter with a .326 average, four home runs and 27 RBIs, while redshirt junior Greg Guers batted .284 with eight home runs and 38 RBIs after batting .246 with just two home runs and 27 RBIs in his first season at PSU in 2014. Beemer also worked with a pair of players who successfully transitioned to roles in centerfield.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Beemer arrived in Happy Valley after a distinguished career as a collegiate baseball player at Ball State. Beemer hit .286 for his career as a four-year starter with the Cardinals. Beemer scored 108 runs and drove in 94 in his career. The Dayton native thrived in the field as well, committing only two errors in his four seasons. Beemer finished with a .996 fielding percentage, including two perfect seasons during his sophomore and senior campaigns.
During his senior year, Beemer was one of 30 baseball players around the country nominated for the Senior CLASS Award. Beemer earned the recognition not only with his play on the field but the good work he did off it as well. Active in both the university and local communities, Beemer spent four years as a member of Ball State's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). His last two years with SAAC were spent on the organization's five-member executive board. In that role, Beemer was part of the communication between the university's athletics administration and the student-athletes.
Beemer completed his undergraduate studies from Ball State with a degree in business administration in December of 2012 with a 3.64 GPA. Beemer resides in State College.