|Hometown:||Toms River, N.J.|
|High School:||Toms River North|
2016: Took the mound for 12 relief appearances ... Posted a 5.91 ERA over 10.2 innings ... Pitched a season-high 2.0 innings on two occasions (Feb. 21 vs. Cal & Feb. 26 vs. Ohio State) ... Struck out a season-high three batters twice (Feb. 26 vs. Ohio State & March 5 vs. Toledo) ... Played for the Trenton Generals of the Atlantic College Baseball League for the second consecutive summer.
2015: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Made seven appearances on the mound, all in relief … Struck out seven batters in 5.2 innings … Pitched a season-high 1.2 innings on two occasions … Fanned a season-high three batters Feb. 25 versus N.C. Central … Played for the Trenton Generals of the Atlantic College Baseball League over the summer.
2014: Took the mound in eight games his freshman season, earning four starts … Made his collegiate debut Feb. 16 against Binghamton … Retired the lone Bearcat batter he faced in that contest … Earned his first start in a midweek game March 5 against Liberty … Worked a scoreless inning in a no decision versus the Flames … Also started games against Quinnipiac, UMES and Davidson … Pitched a season-high 4.0 innings against UMES, striking out a season-high five batters … Missed the final two months of the season due to injury … Finished the season with a 4.72 ERA, totaling 13.1 innings of work while striking out 11 and walking six.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Toms River North High School ... Shore Conference Asbury Park Press Player of the Year, first team All-Shore and honorable mention all-state selection as a senior ... Posted a 7-2 record and 1.20 ERA in his final High School campaign ... Named Perfect Game BCS Most-Valuable Pitcher ... Went 3-3 with a 3.00 ERA his junior season ... Registered a 3-2 record and 1.50 ERA as a sophomore ... Earned High Honors all four years ... Received Academic Pin for having the highest GPA in the baseball program.
Personal: Born Karl Tran Blum on June 16, 1995 in Livingston, N.J. ... The son of Karl and Due Blum ... One of five siblings ... Has two older brothers (Logan and Jared), one younger brother (Kevin) and a younger sister (Kiera) ... Majoring in sociology.