Signee Knoblauch Named to Texas All-Star Game
June 17, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana baseball signee Trace Knoblauch has been named one of 40 players statewide to participate in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game. Knoblauch, who captained Bellaire High to a 33-4-1 record this year, will play for the South team in the Class 4A/5A contest, which is slated for June 21.
Knoblauch, whose grandfather Ray was instrumental in founding the coaches association 30 years ago, was also named first team all-state in Class 5A. Class 5A represents the largest high schools in the state of Texas.
Knoblauch, a first baseman, hit .433 for the 2009 campaign, slugging six home runs and nine doubles. He drove in 36 runs and scored 39 for Bellaire while posting a .563 on-base percentage and a .756 slugging percentage on the season.
The switch-hitting Knoblauch comes from a baseball background, as he is the third generation of Knoblauchs to coach or play for Bellaire High School. Ray Knoblauch was a longtime coach at Bellaire and the team's field is named after him. Ray and his brother Eddie both had long careers in the Texas League, and Trace's uncle, Chuck Knoblauch, played 12 years in the major leagues and was a four-time all-star and four-time World Series champion.
Knoblauch is one of six players that have signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Indiana Baseball. He is joined by Michael Basil (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier), Jonny Hoffman (Oceanside, Calif./El Camino), Micah Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor), Jerry Kleman (Mesa, Ariz./Desert Ridge) and Mike McKinley (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley).
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