2012: In his first season at USAO, Mitchell pitched 26.1 innings in nine appearances. He saw five starts for the season and earned a record of 3-2. He had a season-high eight strikeouts in an April game against Hillsdale College. In that game, he allowed just two hits in six innings. For the season, Mitchell threw 28 strikeouts and allowed just 21 earned runs.
2012: Coming off of a redshirt, Blanchard pitched 1.1 innings in his two appearances. He threw two strikeouts.
High School: At Shawnee High School, Blanchard helped his team become 2007 and 2009 regional champions. He earned the 2009 Baseball Spirit and Desire Award and the 2010 U.S. Army National Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Blanchard also played football in high school and was named the 2009 Football Player of the Year as well.