No "Moore" Waiting

Perhaps the crown jewel of the incoming Mississippi State baseball signing class is two time Louisville-Slugger All-American Forrest Moore. The talented left hander was selected by the Detroit Tigers in this spring's major league baseball draft. With the first day of fall classes approaching, Diamond Dawg fans want to know if Moore will be enrolled.

Forrest Moore Profile

"My summer has been good," said Moore. "I have been travelling and playing baseball. I have been doing pretty good. I am pitching and hitting the ball pretty good, so I guess it's been a good all around summer."

The 2006 Louisiana Player of the Year has just one more item on his summer agenda.

"I'm packing up and heading to State," said Forrest. "That has been my decision for a while. They may come back with some offer, but we're pretty sure that they're not."

August 15th is the final day the Tigers can come back in and make an offer. The first day of Fall classes at Mississippi State is August 20th.

Moore has had the chance to speak with Bulldog pitching coach Russ McNickle about the possibilities for early playing time.

"They have told me that I am going to have a shot to pitch some SEC games, but I know I am going to have to go up there and work to get a spot," said Forrest.

Moore, the son of a former Diamond Girl, is eagerly anticipating putting on the Maroon and White.

"I am looking forward to being a part of a team that just went to the World Series," said Moore. "I am looking forward to getting to know my new teammates. I know a couple of the guys on the team for this year because they walked me around and showed me the campus. I know most all of the guys who signed because we have been playing baseball together since we were 13 years old. Three of us were on the same team together. Me, (Michael) Busby and Paxton Pace were on the Mississippi Thunder."

The talented hurler believes the newest crop of Bulldog recruits are about to be part of a special era in Bulldog baseball history.

"I think we're going to have a couple of really good years coming up," said Forrest. "They are already doing real good and they went to Omaha. With the recruiting class we have coming in, things can only get better."

Gene's Page Top Stories