Mercer Baseball Inks Infield Prospect Nate Moorhouse
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer baseball team recently added depth to its 2011 recruiting class, signing Abbeville, Ga. native Nate Moorhouse to a National Letter of Intent as announced by head coach Craig Gibson.
Moorhouse, a speedster from Wilcox County High School, joins seven other prospects as newcomers on the 2011 Bears roster. Moorhouse was an all-region first-team selection as a junior and senior and was also named team MVP twice as a Patriot.
“Nate is a great addition to our team and we’re extremely pleased he committed to us,” Gibson said. “He’s a tough, nard-nosed athletic player who brings a versatile skill-set to the team. Any time you can add a switch-hitter with power, it enhances the lineup.”
In his senior campaign, Moorhouse led his squad with a .551 average while adding nine homers, 34 RBI and 28 steals. A year earlier, Moorhouse hit to the tune of a .489 average, contributed three dingers and 30 stolen bases.
As a freshman at Wilcox County, Moorhouse stole 40 bags, a program single-season record. All told, Moorhouse tallied a school record 130 steals in four seasons.
A two-sport athlete in high school, Moorhouse was also named first-team all-state twice as a defensive back on the football team.
Mercer just finished a record setting 2010 campaign with a 1-2 showing in the NCAA Atlanta Regional this past week. The Bears ended up with 38 wins on the year, the second-most victories in a single-season in school history.