MLB DRAFT HISTORY: Drafted by Detroit (28th round, 857th overall) on June 7, 2011.
AS A SENIOR IN 2011: ABCA All-West Region Second Team... Daktronics All-West Region Second Team... All-CCAA Second Team... NCBWA West Region and CCAA Pitcher of the Week (Apr. 18)... The ucsdtritons.com Athlete of the Week on Apr. 18 after tossing a complete game win with 10 strikeouts at Cal State Stanislaus... NCBWA preseason All-West Region.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2010: Struck out 11 batters on the road Mar. 5 vs. Cal State East Bay... Recorded five consecutive starts with five or more strikeouts.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009: NCBWA All-America Honorable Mention... ABCA All-West Region First Team... NCBWA All-West Region First Team... Daktronics All-West Region First Team... All-CCAA First Team... Earned a slew of awards after moving to the bullpen and becoming a force as UCSD's closer... Went 4-1 with a 4.28 ERA and 10 saves... In 40.0 innings, allowed 19 runs, walked 11 and struck out 38.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008: Went 6-5 with a 4.08 ERA in his first season as a Triton... Pitched 86 innings... Had a 5.1 inning, two run and eight strikeout performance against Cal State Stanislaus in the CCAA Tournament... Top games came against San Francisco State and Cal State Monterey Bay, pitching eight innings in each and allowing just one run... Struck out 60 batters on the season.
SUMMER BALL: Played on several teams including the San Diego Blackjacks, the San Diego Gamers, Bonita Legends and San Diego Stars.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Bonita Vista HS in Chula Vista, Calif.... Team advanced to the CIF playoffs, recording a 50-35 record... On the mound he went 7-4 with a 2.74 ERA, 86 strikeouts and seven complete-games... Hit .378 with a .425 on-base percentage and 15 stolen bases from the leadoff position... Awards included All-Mesa League First-Team, All-CIF D-1 Second Team... Mesa League Pitcher of the Year in 2007 and San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 5, 1989... Parents are Todd Knudson and Lori Noe... His older sister Kayleigh was on the UC San Diego Track and Field team, graduating in 2008... An structural engineering major in Sixth College... Favorite athlete is Nolan Ryan... Top movie is The Last King of Scotland... Hobbies include poetry, nutrition and lifting.
CAREER HIGHS (current through 2011 season)
Innings Pitched: 9.0, multiple times (last 5/20/11 vs. Western Oregon)
Hits: 10, multiple times (last 2/19/11 vs. Cal State East Bay)
Runs: 6, multiple times (last 4/1/11 at Cal State L.A.)
Earned Runs: 6, 4/1/11 at Cal State L.A.
Walks: 4, 3/11/11 at Cal State Dominguez Hills
Strikeouts: 11, 3/5/10 at Cal State East Bay
CAREER STATISTICS (current through 2011 season)
2008: 1.000 (5-21-0)
2009: 1.000 (3-6-0)
2010: .947 (9-9-1)
2011: .958 (6-19-1)
TOTALS: .975 (23-55-2)