HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky.
- Northern Kentucky University junior pitcher Derrik Moeves was
selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth round of the Major
League Baseball amateur draft on Tuesday.
Moeves, a 6-foot-3 right-hander
and a graduate of Highlands High School, became NKU’s all-time
career strikeout leader this season with 259. He posted a 7-5 record
with a 2.34 earned run average in 2005 and struck out 99 batters
in 84 2/3 innings on the mound.
Moeves also had seven
complete games and two shutouts in 2005. He was named second team
All-Great Lakes Valley Conference and All-North Central Region.
As a sophomore, Moeves
was named both the GLVC and North Central Region Pitcher of the
Year. He also earned third team NCAA Division II All-America honors
In three years at NKU,
Moeves won 18 games and ranks ninth all-time in school history in
that category. He also set an NKU single-season record in 2004 with
In addition, NKU junior
right-hander Paul David Patterson was drafted in the 44th round
by the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. Patterson posted a 3-4 record
with a 3.88 ERA in 2005.
NKU posted a 31-26 record
this past season.