Aug. 14, 2012
Alexandria, MN – Alabama outfielder Ben Moore was named the 2012 Northwoods League Most Valuable Player and was selected to the league’s postseason All-Star Game, the Northwoods League announced Sunday.
Moore, a freshman All-American for Alabama in 2012, posted one of the best offensive seasons in Northwood League history, shattering the 15-year old record for RBIs in a single season with 84. The previous record, held by Jay Gibbons of now-defunct Manitowoc, was 68.
In addition, Moore tied his Alabama teammate Kenny Roberts, who played for the Willmar Stingers, for the league-lead in home runs with 16. The 16 home runs tied for fourth most in NWL history.
Moore also tied the Northwoods League record for extra-base hits with 38, while setting a new league record with 166 total bases. Moore finished the season with a .335 batting average in 65 games.
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