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Kyle Moore
Kyle Moore

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wetumpka, Ala.

High School:
Edgewater Academy

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
C

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R



One of 10 seniors on the UA baseball team ... the lone experienced catcher on the Crimson Tide team this season ... turned into a solid backstop ... made only three errors in 357 career chances ... played in 71 career games and made 47 starts for the Tide ... hitting .246 (41 for 167) in his career with four home runs and 28 RBI ... posted nine multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games in his UA career ... hitless in seven career pinch-hit opportunities ... hitless in three at-bats with the bases loaded in his career ... also played in 36 career SEC games ... coming off his best season, where he hit .322 (19 for 59) with one home run and eight RBI ... went 2 for 5 with home run and four RBI in his first career start for the Tide against Samford on Feb. 14, 2006.

CUBA FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT:
Moore played in two games during the three-game exhibition series against Cuba ... UA's starting designated hitter in the series opener on Dec. 16 and served as a pinch-hitter in the series finale ... went 0 for 3 in the series opener, but walked and scored on Matthes' game-tying home run in the fourth inning.

CAREER Postseason NOTES:
Played in seven career post season games with three starts ... batting .167 (2 for 12) in those seven career games ... hitless in eight at-bats in five career SEC Tournament games ... hitting .500 (2 for 4) in two career NCAA Regional games ... played three games in the 2008 post season with two starts ... started lone SEC Tournament game against Georgia (0 for 3) on May 22 ... played in two NCAA Regional games at Conway Regional ... made NCAA Tournament debut against East Carolina on May 30 ... earned first NCAA Regional start against ECU on June 1 ... went 2 for 4 in the loss to the Pirates ... started two games at the 2007 SEC Tournament against Arkansas and Florida ... hitless in five at-bats ... played in two games at the 2007 SEC Tournament, with his postseason debut coming against LSU on May 24, 2006.

JUNIOR (2008):
Appeared in 22 games, including 15 starts for the Tide ... 12 of his 15 starts came from April 20-May 22 ... hit a career-best .322 (19 for 59) with one home run and eight RBI ... played in 11 SEC games with nine starts ... also posted a career-best .368 (14 for 38) average in SEC play with four RBI ... first start of the season came against Jacksonville State on March 25 ... posted four-game hitting streak from April 8-20 ... added five-game hitting streak from April 27-May 4, where he batted .500 (11 for 22) with one double, one triple, one home run, five RBI and seven runs scored ... went 2 for 4 with home run and three RBI at Samford on April 29 ... smacked two-run home run in fifth inning that gave the Tide a 7-6 lead en route to a 10-6 win in Birmingham ... batted .571 (8 for 14) in three-game series at Arkansas (May 4-6) with four runs scored, two extra base hits and one RBI ... collected back-to-back three-hit games against the Razorbacks on May 4-5 ... played in three postseason games ... collected two hits in lone NCAA Regional start against East Carolina on June 1.

SOPHOMORE (2007):
Appeared in 31 games overall, starting 22 games at three different positions, including catcher (20), left field (1) and second base (1) ... hit .200 (15-for-75) with two home runs, four RBI, nine runs scored and three doubles ... was errorless in 139 total chances ... played in 21 SEC games and made 16 starts, hitting .208 (11-for-53) with one home run and eight RBI against league competition ... started two games against Canisius at second base and left field ... posted three-game RBI streak from Feb. 16-18 ... went 1-for-2 with RBI double against Canisius on Feb. 16 and was 2-for-4 with one RBI as starting left fielder on Feb. 17 ... made first career start at catcher against Georgia (1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI) on April 14 ... slugged his second career home run against Samford on April 25 ... tied a UA single-game record with two sacrifice bunts in a win over 4th-ranked South Carolina on April 27 ... had a career-high, four-game hitting streak from April 22-28, hitting .400 (4-for-10, HR, 3 RBI) over that span ... turned in his best series at Florida on May 4-6, hitting .455 (5-for-11) with one home run and one RBI ... matched his career high with three hits at UF on May 5 ... recorded two hits and his first career SEC home run in the series finale against the Gators on May 6 ... matched his SEC season-high with two RBI in a 9-5 win over Arkansas on May 13.

FRESHMAN (2006):
Appeared in 18 games with 10 starts ... hit .212 (7-for-33) with one home run and eight RBI ... saw limited action in SEC play, going 2-for-5 (.400) with three RBI in two games ... earned his first career start against Samford on Feb. 14 ... went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in his UA debut ... went 3-for-5 with three RBI in a doubleheader sweep of No. 1 South Carolina on April 9 ... played in the summer of 2006 for Youse's (Md.) Orioles in the Cal Ripken Summer Collegiate League ... appeared in 27 games and hit .205 (15-for-73) with one home run and six RBI ... helped the Orioles to the 2006 AAABA World Championship in Johnstown, Pa., the team's third straight AAABA championship ... played on the same team as Crimson Tide teammates Vincent DiFazio and Ryan Rhoden.

FRESHMAN (2005):
Redshirted during the 2005 season and did not see action.

HIGH SCHOOL:
A 2004 graduate of Edgewood Academy ... a three-year letterman for Coach Bobby Carr ... a member of back-to-back AISA state championship teams in 2002 and 2003 ... was named to the AISA All-Tournament team following his sophomore and junior seasons ... hit .501 as a prep senior ... also played quarterback on the football team and threw for more than 2,800 yards and a state private-school record 38 touchdowns as a senior.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Kyle Martin Moore ... son of Bill Moore and Valarie Hawk ... has one brother, Matt ... father, Bill, was a track and field standout at Middle Tennessee State ... his brother, Matt, played baseball at Jacksonville State for legendary Coach Rudy Abbott, and later served as a manager for the Crimson Tide baseball team.

     
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