Baseball

    Spotlight on Joe Trucchio

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    After losing nine letterwinners from last season's squad, the Indiana baseball team welcomes 17 newcomers this season. In the coming weeks, we will feature each IU newcomer leading up to the team's Feb. 22 opener against DePauw. Joe Trucchio is next up in the spotlight.

    Joining Brad Davidson as a late signee to the Hoosiers is pitcher Joe Trucchio. The 6-3 righthander enters IU with sophomore eligibility. Trucchio attended Mentone Grammar High School in Melbourne, Australia.

    The son of Frank Trucchio and Julie Debondt-Barker has one sibling, Stef.

    HEAD COACH BOB MORGAN ON TRUCCHIO:
    "Joe is an outstanding right-handed pitcher who throws with a three-quarter delivery. We feel Joe has the potential to be a very good pitcher right away, as he brings a lot of maturity to the mound."

    TRUCCHIO ON CHOOSING IU:
    "Indiana is one of the top academic schools in the country, and the campus is beautiful."


    BEHIND THE SCENES WITH Joe Trucchio

    Hometown: Melbourne, Australia

    High School: Mentone Grammar
    Position: Pitcher
    Height/Weight: 6-3/220
    Bat/Throw: L/R

    Should Pete Rose be eligible for the Hall of Fame?
    Yes

    Should the NCAA eliminate aluminum bats?
    Yes

    Who is the best hitter in baseball?
    Albert Pujols

    Who is the best pitcher in baseball?
    Mark Prior

    If it is proven that any athlete has taken steroids, should their records include an asterisk?
    Yes

    Should steroids be illegal?
    Yes

    If you could face one hitter in baseball, whom would you face?
    Barry Bonds

    Have you faced any players playing professionally?
    Yes, Travis Blackley (Seattle Mariners organization) and Michael Nakamura (Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan).

    Who is your favorite team?
    Atlanta Braves

    Who is your favorite player?
    Mark Prior




     

     


       

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