May 25, 2004
MOEVES EARNS ALL-AMERICA HONORS
NKU pitcher named third team All-American
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky Universitys Derrik Moeves has been named third team NCAA Division II All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Moeves, a graduate of Highlands High School, posted a 7-4 record this spring for NKU. The sophomore right-hander finished with a 1.74 earned run average, which ranked No. 8 nationally in the NCAA Division II statistics.
Moeves also recorded a Norse single-season record 102 strikeouts in 2004 and was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year. He finished No. 14 nationally in the NCAA Division II statistics with 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings and led the GLVC in that category.
Opposing hitters batted just .174 against Moeves, who did not allow a home run this season. In 82 2/3 innings on the mound, he surrendered only 49 hits and 16 earned runs.
In addition, Moeves set an NKU record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched with 24 2/3. He was also named the North Central Regions Pitcher of the Year earlier this spring.
Moeves is the third NKU All-America selection in the last four years, joining Jason Martin (third team in 2001) and Steve Walton (second team in 2002).
NKU won the GLVC Tournament championship this season and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Norse finished the 2004 campaign with a 37-25 record.
2004 Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Associations
Division II All-America Team
1B: Tim Richt, Wayne (Neb.) State, Sr.
2B: Kevin Sewell, Quincy, Sr.
3B: Matt Levering, Regis, Sr.
SS: Robert Morgan, Valdosta State, Jr.
INF: Joe Dimberger, Mesa State, Sr.
C: Eric Cavers, Franklin Pierce, Jr.
OF: Jud Thigpen, Delta State, Sr.
OF: Larry Pittmon, Columbus State, Sr.
OF: Francisco Leandro, Central Missouri State, Jr.
OF: Tony Wittmus, Colorado State-Pueblo, Sr.
DH: Chris Reed, Delta State, Sr.
P: Evan Englebrook, Shippensburg, Sr.
P: Garrett Murdy, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Jr.
P: Steve Sharpe, Central Missouri State, Jr.
P: Steve Sloan, Bryant, Jr.
RP: Brian Baker, Columbus State, Jr.
1B: Tom Everidge, Sonoma State, Jr.
2B: Matt Baker, Catawba, Jr.
3B: Mark Broome, Delta State, Sr.
SS: David Young, Wingate, Sr.
INF: Dennis Blackmon, Barton, Jr.
C: Charlie Drummond, Shepherd, Sr.
OF: Kevin White, Presbyterian, Sr.
OF: Brandon Cornell, Ashland, Jr.
OF: Todd Morben, Regis, Sr.
OF: Chad Stecker, Shippensburg, Jr.
DH: Steve Parrish, Mount Olive, Jr.
P: Travis Stanton, North Florida, Jr.
P: Steve Edsall, Rollins, Sr.
P: Shawn Martinez, Colorado State-Pueblo, Sr.
P: Matt Rafeld, Grand Valley State, Sr.
RP: Nick Burger, Chico State, Jr.
1B: Bobby Beeson, Southern Arkansas, Jr.
2B: Brandon Burgess, Sonoma State, Jr.
3B: Jeff Robbins, Pfeiffer, Sr.
SS: Jeremiah Piepkorn, North Dakota State, Sr.
INF: Toby Rice, Rollins, Sr.
C: Danny Cummins, Colorado State-Pueblo, Jr.
OF: Aharon Eggleston, Southern Arkansas, Jr.
OF: Mickey Ryan, Bryant, Jr.
OF: Deacon Burns, Northern State, Jr.
OF: Jeff Bieker, Fort Hays State, So.
DH: Jason Crawford, Mesa State, Sr.
P: Derrik Moeves, Northern Kentucky, So.
P: J.J. Scheving, North Dakota, Sr.
P: Jeff Wigdahl, St. Mary's, Sr.
P: Randy Dicken, Shippensburg, Jr.
RP: Justin Boza, Tampa, Jr.