The IU baseball program announced on Friday the signing of Trace Knoblauch to a National Letter of Intent for the 2009 recruiting class. Knoblauch is a 6-foot-4 215-pound 1B/OF out of Bellaire High School in Houston. Playing for the 2nd-ranked high school team in the nation, Knoblauch is hitting .450 with 5 homeruns and 30 RBIs as a team captain coming off a junior campaign in which he was selected to the all-state team in a state that is very rich in baseball talent.
This appears to be another great signing for Coach Tracy Smith, who continues to prove himself as a force to be reckoned with on the recruiting trail. If Trace's last name rings a bell, you might remember his uncle Chuck. Chuck Knoblauch played 12 years in the majors and was a 4-time all-star. His best years were with the Minnesota Twins, but he also had several memorable moments as a member of the New York Yankees.
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