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The Rangely High School baseball team is proud to announce that Dylan LeBleu will continue to play baseball at the next level. He announced his decision to play baseball at Colorado Northwestern Community College. LeBleu will be trading the green and black to don the red and black of the Spartans in the fall of 2020. Playing in his back yard for college baseball is an opportunity that LeBleu has worked hard for since his desire to play at the next level blossomed.
Like the rest of the senior class of 2020, Lebleu had his senior season and high school career cut short due to the statewide school shutdowns of COVID-19. LeBleu was looking to build upon the strong pitching foundation that he started in 2017 as a freshman. As a freshman, LeBleu earned the team’s only win of the season on the mound. As a sophomore, LeBlue started ten games for the Panthers and was the winning pitcher when the Panthers defeated the Nucla Mustangs, who were the number one ranked 1A for the team’s first win of the season. LeBleu led the team in ERA (5.92), innings pitched (39) and strikeouts (35), during his sophomore year. LeBleu finished second on the team in batting average with a .400 average on the season. These stats earned LeBleu a first-team Western Slope All-Conference selection.
As a junior, LeBleu excelled on the mound, in the field, and at the plate for the Panthers. As the primary shortstop for the Panthers, LeBleu finished second on the team in fielding percentage (.938) and only committed two errors in the entire season. LeBleu established himself as a dominant pitcher in the league every time he toed the rubber. Again, LeBleu made 10 appearances in 21 games for the Panthers and earned a 6-3 mark with a 1.90 ERA. During his junior season, LeBleu once again earned a first-team Western Slope All-Conference award for the 2019 season. Lebleu also finished 6th in the 2A classification in total strikeouts, with 90 in 59 innings pitched. He was the only junior in the top 10 in the state of Colorado 2A classification for strikeouts.
The Spartans are gaining a smart, talented, and driven baseball player in LeBleu, they are also earning a top-notch character and student. LeBleu plans to study criminal justice and will look to compete for time in the infield for the Spartans and on the mound as well.