Univ. of Kentucky Right-hander Mason Moore has been named as a 3rd Team Pre-Season All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Moore led Kentucky with four saves last season. He had a dominating close to 2023 in which he threw 15 scoreless innings in the NCAA Tournament. The Morehead, Kentucky native finished 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA in 55.0 innings over 22 appearances and allowed just 31 hits.
The junior allowed just two runs over his final 10 outings (28 innings) and held eventual national champion LSU’s high-powered offense to no runs on two hits in 4.1 innings in the Super Regional. He had five hitless innings versus Ball State and five more scoreless innings to close the Regional Championship game.
For his career, Moore is 5-1 with a 3.04 ERA in 77.0 innings and his 5.07 hits allowed per nine innings is the best in school history for pitchers with at least 75.0 innings pitched.
UK opens its season Friday, February 16 at USC Upstate.
* Photo Courtesy Melissa Moore