Aaron Moore will have a chance to prove his versatility when he goes to play baseball at South Georgia State College.
Moore racked up a fistful of awards during his senior season at Harlem High School, receiving the Bulldogs’ best hitter award for batting .437 with five home runs and 26 RBI. He was named the 2013 All-County shortstop but that was just a third of his positions.
“I played short at the beginning of the year, then went to third base and then they moved me to catcher,” said Moore.
“It was the game before we played Lakeside and the starting catcher quit. Our backup catcher, his arm had been hurting and I guess Lakeside realized that and they started stealing a lot more and I was the only other option to put back there. From then on I caught the rest of the season.”
Moore visited the campus in Douglas, Ga., and liked the homey feel to it, but it was the coach who sold him on the school.
“When I was talking to the coach he made me feel like I’d have a really good chance of starting there and other colleges I went to, I didn’t really feel that opportunity,” Moore said. “He told me I could potentially play third or short there, but I think I’d feel more comfortable at third.”
Moore plans to play two years at the school, which competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association, and then see what happens.
“It’s either get drafted after two years or, if I don’t, transfer to another school after my two years are up,” Moore said.