Former Pilot Named 2008 Golden Baseball League Rookie of the Year
November 14, 2008
Former LSUS baseball standout and Calgary Vipers outfielder Colin Moro has been named the 2008 Golden Baseball League Rookie of the Year.
Moro, a member of the LSUS baseball program from 2005-2007 and native Calgarian, completed his first year of professional baseball with a .325 batting average including 17 doubles, two home runs and 40 runs batted in. He also accumulated a slugging percentage of .433 and on base percentage of .452, while committing only 4 errors in 81 games.
“We scouted Colin in the GBL Arizona Winter League last spring,” said Peter Young. “We drafted him out of the AWL on the advice of bench coach Brad Doss and expected him to contend for a roster spot from the opening of training camp. Colin exceeded our expectations from day one and by working daily with skipper Mike Busch and hitting coach Morgan Burkhart was able to make an amazing transition from college ball to the pros.”
“To hit over .300 in your first year of pro ball is a pretty amazing feat,” added Busch. “Colin worked on every aspect of his game from the first day of training camp and he should be proud of his accomplishments.”
The 24-year old Moro is expected to be back for his second season with the Vipers in 2009.