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).