Trenton Moses Named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year
May 24, 2011
by Bo BuntonSoutheast Missouri Sports Information
JACKSON, TENN. - Four Southeast Missouri baseball players were honored as All-Ohio Valley Conference members tonight at the OVC tournament banquet. Trenton Moses highlighted the event by being name OVC Player of the Year and first team as a third baseman. Michael Adamson was named first team as an outfielder, Jordan Underwood was named second team starting pitcher and Logan Mahon was named second team as a relief pitcher.
Trenton Moses, a junior from Advance, Mo. who sat out all of last season with a shoulder injury, led the team with a .405 batting average in 2011. After starting the season 0-for-14 in the first eight games, he hit .440 the rest of the way, cracking 11 home runs, driving in 50 RBI, scoring 42 runs, roping 12 doubles, walking 22 times and was also hit 10 times. He finished the regular season with a .502 on base percentage and a .693 slugging percentage.
He was named OVC Player of the Week three different times and was also named National Player of the Week by three different publications.
Moses is the first Southeast player to win the award since Clemente Bonilla, Jr. won the award in 2001 and the fourth player in school history.
"Trenton has been outstanding all season long," said head coach Mark Hogan. "Coming back from a season ending shoulder injury last season and then being named OVC Player of the Year one season later just amazes me. I am very proud of him and the season he had."
Michael Adamson also earned first team after leading the league with 59 runs scored. He finished second on the team with a .365 batting average and also had 10 doubles, seven home runs and 36 RBI. He led the running game, stealing 14 bases in 16 attempts. Adamson was just one of four regular starters to not commit an error in the field, as he finished with 97 put outs and five assists.
"Michael has played consistent all year," said Hogan. "Being named to the Academic All-American team speaks volumes of the type of effort he gave us on the field and in the classroom."
Jordan Underwood earned second team honors as a starting pitcher. He finished with a 4.70 earned run average in 76.2 innings and a 5-0 record in 14 starts. The senior from Edmond, Okla., struck out 50 batters and held opponents to a .262 batting average.
Logan Mahon finished the season with eight saves on the mound. The second team All-OVC honoree finished with a 1.93 earned run average in 42.0 innings in relief. He struck out 50 batters and limited hitters to a .190 batting average.
The Redhawks will play at 3 pm on Thursday against the highest seed to win in Wednesday's game.