Crimson Tide defeats Tigers 4-3 for first win over top-five opponent in two years
Crimson Tide to honor the 1983 CWS Team on Saturday
Crimson Tide gets another solid outing in Mike Oczypok
Alabama improves to 23-16 on the season
Ben Moore Previews Louisville
FRESHMAN (2012): Named to the 2012 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team ... 2012 SEC All-Freshman Team selection ... also named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by SEBaseball.com ... named SEC Freshman of the Week on April 27 and Feb. 27 ... second on the team with a .342 batting average to finish 10th overall in the SEC, while his .345 average during conference play ranked third in the SEC ... second on the team in runs (33) and doubles (10), tied for second in hits (68) and third with 31 RBI ... led the team with nine multi-RBI games, while also posting 17 multi-hit games ... had a team season-high 13-game hitting streak (March 23- April 13) hitting .420 (21-for-50) during the streak ... second on the team with a 26-game reaching base safely streak (March 3-April 13) ... started in 54-of-55 games played, 24 at catcher and 29 in right field ... hit safely in a team best 45-of-55 games ... led the team with 10 stolen bases (10-for-12) ... was second on the team with a .345 average during SEC play ... scored 14 runs while driving in 13 against SEC competition, and added three doubles, 10 walks and was 5-for-6 in stolen base attempts ... was 4-for-10 in the final series of the season against Georgia, posting two hits in the first two games of the series ... had two runs and two RBI with one hit against Troy (May 15), plus a season-high two sacrifice bunts ... had four hits, one run and one RBI in the series versus Mississippi State ... was 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in the win over Samford (April 24) ... named the SEC Freshman of the Week on April 27 after posting a season-high four hits in the third game of the series versus Vanderbilt, going 8-for-11 (.727) over the weekend with two doubles, four runs and three RBI ... was 3-for-8 in two games against MVSU (April 19), which included his second home run of the season in the series opener ... went 1-for-3 with an RBI against UAB ... finished the series against No. 23 Auburn with a .333 average (4-for-12) with one RBI and two runs scored ... posted three hits in five at-bats with two runs, a double and two RBI at South Alabama (April 3) ... went 6-for-10 in the series at Tennessee, with one run, two RBI, two walks and getting hit by a pitch twice ... was 2-for-3 and had two RBI in the first game of the series versus Mississippi (3.23) ... Provided the fielder's choice that allowed teammate Andrew Miller to score the game-winning run against Samford (3.13) ... was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI against Louisville (March 10) ... recorded his first career triple against Auburn (March 6) ... was named the SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 27 after he finished the Arkansas-Pine Bluff series with a .571 batting average, leading the team with five RBI, six runs scored and also posting a .692 on-base percentage as he reached base in 9-of-13 trips to the plate, which included the first home run of his career, three walks and two HBP ... started at catcher in game two and in right field in game three of the opening weekend series against FAU going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in the series finale.
HIGH SCHOOL: Set the Cullman High School single-season record with a .506 batting average in 2011 ... also had school records with 22 home runs, 27 doubles, 83 RBI, 86 hits, and 77 runs scored as a senior... his 22 home runs as a senior broke his own school record of 15 as a junior ... he was named the 2011 5A Hitter of the Year as well as 5A first team all-state ... was a 2011 Cullman Times all-area Team selection as well as a 2011 Super All-State honoree ... named a preseason Southeast Region Honorable Mention All-American by Perfect Game ... was awarded the 2011 Danny Ashley Award for strong character and determination to succeed ... was also received the Kevin McNutt Award for Athlete of the Year ... in 2010, he was named the area player of the year and first team all-state ... was a two-sport athlete, he is currently second all-time on the CHS single-season rushing list, after running for 2,036 yards as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born Benjamin Cole Moore on Sept. 22, 1992, in Denver, Colo. ... is the son of Stuart and Johnann Moore ... both parents attended the University of Alabama ... has an older brother Stuart, and a younger sister Morgan ... was a member of his school's SGA, Key Club, and FCA ... majoring in human performance exercise science.Loading...