Congratulations to Cayden Moore, Berne Union 2021, for selecting Bryant and Stratton College, Solon, Ohio, to continue his academic pursuits and play college baseball! Bryant and Stratton's team is known as the 'Bobcats' and competes in the tough Region 12 Conference comprised of NJCAA Division II schools like Sinclair Community College, Lansing Community College and Kellogg Community College.
Going to college and playing college baseball is a big deal for anyone, and Post 11 is very happy for Cayden and proud of his accomplishment. He has certainly worked hard and deserves it!
Cayden has played with Post 11 since 14u and was an integral part of the successful 2020 COVID squad that landed a respectable 30 and 18 season. During the 2020 season, Cayden had a 5-3 record on the bump with 3 saves, an ERA of 3.26, faced 205 batters and held them to a mere .239 BAA. He appeared in 33 games with 55 At Bats and hit .400. He had the 3rd highest team OBP at .528. Bottom line, Cayden was a major contributor to the team's success both defensively and offensively; Cayden was a great teammate and his team depended upon him. Cayden is a great athlete, plays 2 sports, and was a critical part to the 2021 Berne Union Rockets Football Team that made its way to the Division VII - Region 27 Quarterfinals. Additionally, Cayden was one of several Post 11 players scouted last summer by on-looking colleges. Post 11 is honored that Cayden is returning for the 2021 season before he heads off to Bryant and Stratton College to pitch for the Bobcats.
Below is an interview with Cayden on his decision to go to college and play baseball. It's a great read. You'll quickly see Cayden's aspiration, goal-oriented perspective and a work ethic fueled by gratefulness and passion.
Here's a link to Bryant and Stratton College. Check it out: https://ohio.bscbobcats.com/sports/bsb/index
Which college have you committed to? I will be attending Bryant and Stratton College in Solon, Ohio
Have you picked a major yet? If so, what is it and why did you choose it? I will be studying criminal justice because it has always been my dream of being a police officer
How does it feel to know that you’ll be going to college and why? It feels amazing because it has always been a dream of mine to play college baseball since I was a little boy
What is your favorite thing about the college you chose and why? My favorite thing about the college I chose is that I know a lot of people there, like Tylor Wolfe who I played post ball with
How do you see yourself contributing to your new college baseball team? I see myself contributing as being a great pitcher for them
What do think will be the most challenging about college baseball? I think the most challenging part will be balancing out baseball and my school work
How does it feel to be facing your final year of school ball? It’s very sad to know this is my final year. Especially having my junior year taken away from me.
Will you approach your final year of school ball and summer ball differently now that you are a committed college baseball player? I will not approach anything different because one thing last year taught me is that anything can be taken away at any given moment. So I’m playing every game like it’s my last.
What advice would you give other Post 11 players going through the recruiting process and considering a college baseball career? Advice I would give is don’t be afraid to reach out to coaches.
What do you think will be the first thing you do when you get to campus? The first thing I do when I get to college is find all the local public hunting land.
Prediction – how many all-nighters do you think you’ll pull in your freshman year in college? I do believe I will pull a lot of all-nighters as I already do in high school,