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A look at IU's prospective starters

Position players
First base
Junior Trace Knoblauch: Nephew of former Yankee second baseman Chuck Knoblauch
Second base Junior Michael Basil: Filling in at second until Micah Johnson returns to play in the field
Shortstop Sophomore Dustin DeMuth: First year as shortstop
Third base Freshman Sam Travis: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds
Left field Redshirt freshman Will Nolden: From Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis
Center Field Junior Justin Cureton: 16 steals on 17 attempts in 2011
Right Field Redshirt freshman Tim O’Conner: Came to IU on a football scholarship
Designated hitter Junior Micah Johnson: Only Big Ten player to be named preseason All-American

Starting Pitchers
Senior Chad Martin: Just 2 HRs allowed in 263 at-bats
Sophomore Joey DeNato: Team-leading 2.80 ERA and seven wins
Freshman Kyle Hart: Posted a 1.90 ERA during final two high school seasons

Relievers

Sophomore Matt Dearden: IU went 3-1 in games he started
Sophomore Aaron Slegers: Pitched one inning as a freshman before sustaining an injury

Closer

Sophomore Ryan Halstead: Tied all-time school record for saves in a season with nine as a freshman

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