|27 Trace Vorbeck
Two-way athlete joined UK after the fall practice season ... Former all-state honoree at Corbin, where he signed with Eastern Kentucky as a senior in 2012, before beginning his collegiate career at Kentucky in the spring of 2013 ... Is one of 19 natives of Kentucky on the 2013 roster ... Launched a Corbin record 28 homers during his career.
Played at Corbin High School, where he earned all-state honors ... Was twice selected to the East-West All-Star Game ... Hit .510 with 49 hits, 13 doubles, two triples, seven homers and 30 RBI as a senior ... Collected four wins, two saves, a 2.59 ERA and 112 strikeouts ... Was coached by Rob Ledington ... "I have really enjoyed watching Trace develop as a player and a man," Ledington said. "He is among the most productive offensive players who have ever played for the Redhounds. Statistically he has broken many records including season batting average, career average, single-season homers and career homers. And he may be a better prospect as a pitcher. He has tremendous work ethic and he is continuing to mature as a person. It has been truly a joy to watch him play." ... As a junior, hit .587 with 19 doubles, 12 homers and 57 RBI ...Appeared in 14 games with six starts as a junior, posting a 2.25 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 40 innings ... Is just the second all-state performer in Corbin history and the first since 2002 ... 61 hits in 2011 marked the second-most in Corbin single-season history ... Collected 18 doubles as a junior, third-most in school history ... With 57 RBI as a junior, ranked second in program single-season annals ... .587 batting average in 2011 was a program record ... With 152 career hits, ranks second in Corbin history, with his 46 doubles also ranking second ... Ranked second in career RBI (123).
Full name is Matthew Trace Vorbeck ... Son of Jeff and Lori ... Born on Sept. 10, 1992 in Corbin, Ky. ... Has a younger brother, Nick (17).