PETE BLAKE CLASS OF 1997 One of Indianola High School’s elite baseball players, Pete Blake graduated in 1997 as one of the most feared hitters and intimidating pitchers to ever play for the Indians. In addition, Pete was an outstanding quarterback for the Indians leading them to the playoffs in 1995 and for his efforts he was named to the 2nd Team All-State team. A four year letter winner in baseball, he established eight school records and was named to All-State teams three times during his prep career. Regarded as one of the best hitters in Indian baseball history, Pete was one of the leaders on the 1996 Indianola baseball team that posted a 35-2 record. He still holds the following baseball school records: home runs in a career (42) and RBIs in a career (162) and finished with a .419 career batting average, second on the all-time list. Averaging better than 12 strikeouts per game for his career, Mr. Blake was one of the most feared pitchers ever to play in the CIML. He had over 350 strikeouts for his career and established school records in 1997 and 1996 with 107 and 106 strikeouts respectfully. He established a career ERA school record of 0.73 and season ERA school records for freshmen (0.43) and sophomores (0.23). Pete ended his prep career with 27 wins, also a school record. Pete was named a TPX Preseason All-American in 1997 and was selected to play in the 1997 AllStar game. Following high school, he signed with the Minnesota Twins organization and is currently playing in the minor leagues.

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