Moore All American
Andrew Moore can add a pair of honors to his already crowded 2015 awards mantle. The junior right-hander from North Eugene High School, fresh off a second-round selection in the MLB Draft by Seattle, was named a third-team All-American by both D1Baseball.com and Baseball America on Thursday. It’s his third All-America honor of the year after being named a second-team selection by Louisville Slugger a couple weeks ago. He went 7-2 this season and tallied a 1.91 earned run average. His .200 batting average against was the lowest mark in the Pac-12 Conference, and he struck out 111 batters in more than 122 innings of work. Thirteen of his 16 starts qualified as quality starts. Moore was named to the Pac-12 First Team for the second time in his career. He was a three-time Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week in 2015 – giving him four for his career. He was also named a First-Team All-West Region honoree on Wednesday, and is eligible for the American Baseball Coaches Association’s (ABCA) All-America team and Gold Glove squad, which will both be announced this weekend. Academically, his 3.32 grade point average in digital communications also earned him Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team honors. Prior to that, he was named to the Academic All-District 8 First Team.
At some point in the near future, there’s going to be a heck of a celebration at a certain off-campus Eugene apartment. Roommates Jenna Prandini and Molly Grabill provided huge lifts to the UO women’s team title hopes Thursday in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field. Prandini finished second in the long jump and advanced to three of Saturday’s finals, while Grabill led a largely unexpected 4-5 finish with Waverly Neer in the 10,000 meters. They helped the Ducks to 31 team points, nine more than Arkansas. The UO women’s first-day lead matches that of the Men of Oregon entering their final day of competition Friday; the UO men got a boost Thursday from Dakotah Keys’ third-place finish in the decathlon.