CHS Hall of Fame
Alumni Update (3/21/2013)
March 21, 2013By Brandon Froedge of Crawfordsville High School
Four former Athenians pitchers are currently continuing their career, two in the professional ranks and two in college. Here is an update on each one:
BRANDON MOORE | CHS CLASS OF 2004 | 14th Rd. New York Mets
After missing most of the 2012 season, Moore spent the offseason throwing with Cameron Hobson at Wabash College’s field house. Moore is entering his sixth season as a pro, and at the age of 27, looking to advance a level or two in the near future if things go well. In 2011, he led his Double-AA Binghamton Mets squad in wins, strikeouts, and innings pitched.
On Wednesday, Moore made his second appearance of Spring Training. He pitched a scoreless inning, allowing a hit, no walks, and struck out two.
CAMERON HOBSON | CHS CLASS OF 2008 | 11th Rd. Seattle Mariners
Hobson spent the majority of last summer pitching with the A-Advanced High Desert Mavericks, honing his skills in perhaps the most hitter-friendly region in Minor League baseball. He is now in Minor League camp with the M’s in Arizona.
The third year pro made his first start of Spring Training in a Triple-A intrasquad game on March 14. Hobson faced seven batters in two innings, allowing one infield hit while striking out two.
STEVEN RICE | CHS CLASS OF 2010 | Vanderbilt University |
Pitching for the NCAA #2 team in the country, Rice has delivered when called upon this spring. His most recent outings include striking out the only batter he faced in the seventh inning against the Auburn Tigers. Vandy went on to win that game, 8-1. On Wednesday, Rice worked a career-high four innings in a 4-1 loss to Middle Tennessee State. He did not allow a run, allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out four batters.
In 10 appearances spanning 13.2 innings, the junior left-hander has a 2.63 earned run average. He has struck out 12 and walked four. Opponents are batting .224 against Rice.
Vanderbilt is 19-3 on the season heading into a weekend SEC series with Florida.
ADAM BOEHM | CHS CLASS OF 2011 | Wabash College
After sitting out last season rehabbing a shoulder injury, Boehm is working hard to earn some innings with the Little Giants.
He made his college debut in Atlanta, Georgia tossing two scoreless innings of relief with a walk, a hit allowed, & three strikeouts in a Wabash win.