Moses eager to continue career with Redhawks
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Making the move from Class 1 to Division I is a tall task.
Thankfully for Advance senior Trenton Moses, he already has the tall part down at 6-foot-3. Moses, an all-state infielder/pitcher last season for the Hornets, recently signed with Southeast Missouri State.
"It will be tough," Moses said of the adjustment. "I'll just have to work as hard as I can and try to become as good as I can."
There is some precedent for college success in baseball from the school. Advance gradute Garrett Broshuis went on to a successful career at Missouri and is currently playing at the Class AA level in the San Francisco Giants organization.
"Garrett, he's a great ballplayer. I looked up to him a lot," Moses said.
Last season, Moses hit .549 with 17 RBIs, 16 runs scored, seven doubles and a home run. Moses did not strike out once in 63 plate appearances. On the mound, Moses had a 1.87 ERA in 30 innings pitched, with 47 strikeouts and five walks.
Moses garnered interest from several junior colleges, but the goal of playing Division I and being able to stay close to home helped make the decision to attend Southeast an easy one.
"I've always wanted to play Divsion I baseball," Moses said. "I would have settled with JUCO if that's all I could do, but I kind of thought after last year SEMO would look at me."
Southeast made Moses its third local signee this academic year. The Redhawks have already signed Central teammates Brad LaBruyere and Matt Hester to letters of intent.
This season the Redhawks have experienced a resurgence following a disappointing season last year. Southeast is currently tied for first in the Ohio Valley Conference, thanks in large part to a strong showing from several young players. How much Moses and the rest of this year's signees will be able to contribute next year remains to be seen.
"I don't know what to expect," Moses said. "I hope to get in there to play [next year], but if not, I'll wait my turn and continue to work hard."