Former Southeast standout Trenton Moses was recently promoted to the Braves Advanced-A affiliate Lynchburg Hillcats
6/24/2013 8:01:00 AM
Moses Moves to High Class A Lynchburg
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.
- Former Southeast Missouri standout Trenton Moses
, who is in his second season with the Atlanta Braves organization, was promoted to the Lynchburg (Va.) Hillcats. Lynchburg is the Braves' highest Class A team.
A native of Advance, Moses made the jump from the Braves' other Class A squad in Rome, Ga. He was hitting a team-high .364 with two home runs, 11 doubles and 16 RBI with Rome despite missing the first several weeks with a hand injury. Moses is currently playing first base after moving there from third several weeks ago.
Moses was in uniform with his new team Sunday when Lynchburg hosted Winston-Salem, but he did not play. Lynchburg returns to action at home against the Wilmington Blue Rocks Monday night.
Moses was drafted by Atlanta in the 26th round a year ago following an All-American career at Southeast. He was the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year, becoming only the third player in league history to win the coveted honor in multiple seasons. Moses led the OVC in batting average (.408), home runs (19), on-base percentage (.531) and slugging percentage (.761) during his final year with the Redhawks. He also led the nation in both slugging and on-base percentage that season, as well.
Prior to his promotion, Moses was on the same team with his former college teammate Shae Simmons
Simmons, who hails from Scott City, is also playing well in his second professional season. He recently participated in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game and leads the league with 18 saves as Rome's closer. The right-hander was a 22nd-round draft pick of the Braves last year and has allowed 18 hits, walked 12 and struck out 47 in 29.2 innings. He is 0-1 with a 2.12 ERA.