Prior to ETSU: JL Bland is a transfer from Walters State Community College where he was a letter winner in both seasons as a Senator…in his two seasons, he held a .310 batting average and .438 on base percentage…in his senior year, he saw more playing time with 142 at bats, he totaled 44 hits and 44 runs scored…behind the plate defensively, Bland threw out 19 off 32 runners attempting to steal a base last year.

 Personal: Born on Jan. 20, 1998…transfer from Walters State Community College, originally from Memphis, Tenn…his father played football at Carson Newman University and grandfather played one year of football at Oklahoma before transfering to Texas Lutheran University to play basketball at TLU after being drafted by the Milwaukee Braves…son of Joey and Amy Bland…plans to major in Business Management and Marketing.