Kimbell's 11th-inning walk-off home run gave LA Tech a 6-4 win in Game 1
Holmes CC: As a sophomore outfielder, he batted .328 ... had 41 hits including one homerun, 10 doubles and two triples with 25 RBI ... Went 4-4 on the mound with a 3.34 earned run average, while striking out 47 and walking 28.
High School: Prepped at Teurlings Catholic High in Lafayette, La. under coach Mike Thibodaux ... Earned Pitcher of the Year honors, all-Louisiana and all-region as a prepster ... Named MVP in 2010 after leading Teurlings Catholic to the 2010 Louisiana State Baseball title.
Personal: Full name is Craig Steven Blanchard II ... Son of Craig and Cherie Blanchard ... Has one brother, Bret (19), and one sister, Kristen (16) ... Born July 26, 1992 in Lafayette, La.