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  Ben Knuth
Ben Knuth

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Joseph, MI

Last College:
Grand Rapids CC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
09/18/1985

B/T:
R/R

GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Ben Knuth joins the Panthers as a transfer from Grand Rapids Community College...pitched for two years under head coach Mike Cupples...posted a 2.09 ERA as a freshman and was selected as the NJCAA Division II World Series MVP while helping the team to a NJCAA National Championship...as a sophomore batted .365 and earned a 1.90 ERA.

HIGH SCHOOL: Knuth played for three years under head coach Ted Hendrix at St. Joseph high school... was a standout both on the mound and at the plate... posted a .365 batting average with seven homeruns and 40 RBI's as well as a 1.28 ERA as a sophomore... batted a career-high .462 with 17 homeruns and 60 RBIs along with a 0.90 ERA as a junior... batted .450 with nine homeruns and 45 RBIs as well as a 2.03 ERA as a senior... helped the team earn a Regional Championship as sophomore and a District Championship as a senior... was named the All-Region utility player as a sophomore and All-State utility player as a junior and senior... a member of the St. Joseph Post 103 Legion team... was selected All-Conference in basketball as a junior and senior... member of the National Honors Society.

PERSONAL: Born September 18, 1985... son of Michael and Karen Knuth... has one brother, Jared (18) and one sister Isabel (11)... is a rehabilitation sciences major.