Carolina Forest's Erich Knab drafted by Twins in 13th round

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Carolina Forest senior pitcher Erich Knab was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round, with the 400th overall pick, in Tuesday's Major League Baseball Draft.

Knab had a stellar season for the Panthers, going 3-2 with a 1.87 ERA, while racking up 46 strike outs.

Erich becomes just the second player ever drafted out of Carolina Forest High School, and the Panther's highest ever draft pick.

While it took a while to hear his named called on Tuesday, the wait was certainly worth it.

"It's been a dream of mine, ever since I was a little kid and started playing baseball. It's a great feeling," Knab continued, "It's kind of a relief because I've been thinking about it for the past few months and just waiting for it. It's a good feeling for it all to be over."

As for being a part of the Twins organization, Knab couldn't be more excited to follow in the footsteps on players like Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau before him.

"Before the draft you don't have a preference to a team because you really just want to make it. Since it is the Twins and they have great players like Joe Mauer," Knab added, "They have had tons of talent come through there and to be able to say you're playing for the same program as those players is just unbelievable."

Knab, who signed a letter of intent with Spartanburg Methodist College, has until July 13th to agree to a deal with the Twins.

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