SFA reliever Alex Moshier has signed a free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
June 12, 2012
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin senior relief pitcher Alex Moshier has signed a free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Rays after an all-conference season for the 'Jacks.
Moshier is the first Lumberjack to sign on with a Major League team from this year's team and does so on the heels of a breakout senior season in which he finished with a third-team all-Southland Conference selection as the SFA closer.
The Nederland, Texas (Nederland HS) native was 6-0 in 2012 with nine saves and a 2.19 ERA, the second-lowest ERA in a single season in the history of SFA baseball. He punched out 34 hitters in 37.0 innings while holding hitters to a .181 average in 25 relief appearances. He finished his SFA career with 90 appearances, trailing only Richard Folmer in times on the mound in a Lumberjack uniform.
His .215 opponent average for his career is the second lowest in SFA history after he held opponents to less than a .200 mark in each of his final two years, including a miniscule .091 mark as a redshirt junior in 2011.
Moshier is scheduled to report to the Gulf Coast league at the end of the week to begin training with the Rays' staff.
He is the fifth Lumberjack in the past two seasons to sign on with a major league squad.