Thursday, May 19, 2011
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ALBANY -- Deerfield-Windsor senior third baseman Matt Moree will get to continue his baseball career and learn from a major league mind in college.
Moree signed with Covenant College, a Division III school in extreme North Georgia, and will play under Scots head coach Doug Simons, a long-time minor and major league player.
"The baseball coach there has 18 years of major league experience and I'm real excited about playing for him," said Moree, who has started nearly every game for the Knights since his sophomore season.
Covenant College is a private Presbyterian college in Lookout Mountain, about 10 miles from the Tennessee line. Simons spent two years (1991-92) in the majors with the New York Mets and Montreal Expos as a pitcher.
"I think it's a great environment for (Moree) to be in and from talking to the coach, (he's) a real solid guy and we feel good about turning Matt over to him," DWS head coach Rod Murray said. "We felt like Matt is going to really prosper in that environment."
Moree said he would likely play second base at Covenant, which noticed Moree at a baseball showcase at Young Harris College last year.
Moree is currently on an eight-game hitting streak, raising his average above .300 for the season, and has helped lead the Knights with a hot bat and solid defense to the Final Four this weekend against Tattnall.