Blake Malatestinic

Blake Malatestinic

Position: right-handed pitcher

College: Eastern Illinois University

Year: junior-to-be

Height: 5-feet, 9-inches

Weight: 170 pounds

Hometown: Indianapolis

High school: Cardinal Ritter

Family: David Malatestinic, father; Noelle Malatestinic, mother; Brenna Malatestinic, sister; and Jarek Malatestinic, brother.

Host family: Mark Blanchard

Major: elementary education

GPA: 3.5

2019 statistics: went 2-4 with a 5.10 ERA for the Panthers. Malatestinic also had 41 strikeouts in 42.1 innings.

Best baseball moment: winning a state championship at Cardinal Ritter in my senior season.

Best non-baseball moment: my brother's confirmation.

Other interests: golf, movies and reading

Favorite pro team: Chicago White Sox

Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods

Favorite color: purple

Favorite food: milkshakes

Favorite actor: Tom Hanks

Favorite actress: Lady Gaga

Favorite movie: “Saving Private Ryan"

Favorite TV show: “Friends"

Favorite cartoon: “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius"

Favorite book: “The Return of the King" by J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite singer: Lady Gaga

Mode of transportation: Nissan Altima

Tattoos, if so how many: no

First job: sales associate at Famous Footwear

Vacation spot: Rome, Italy

Motto: “Control what you can control."

— Chad Dare I Commercial-News