Moore Earns National Player Of The Week Honors By D1 Baseball And Perfect Game

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Christian Moore Earns National Player Of The Week
Christian Moore Earns National Player Of The Week

The awards continue to roll in for Tennessee junior Christian Moore following his standout series at No. 3/3 Kentucky.

For the first time in his career, Moore has been tabbed as the National Player of the Week by multiple outlets, garnering recognition from D1Baseball.com and Perfect Game on Monday after leading the Vols to a huge road series win over the Wildcats, handing them their first SEC series loss of the season.

The New York native had at least one hit and one RBI in each of the three games and was nearly impossible to get out in UT's back-to-back wins on Saturday and Sunday, combining to go 8-for-11 with five runs scored, four home runs and eight RBIs in those two contests.

Moore tied his career high with four base hits in each of those games and set or tied career bests with four runs, three homers and six RBIs in Sunday's rubber game. His three long balls tied the single-game program record and also moved him into first place on Tennessee's career home runs list with 46, passing current teammate Blake Burke (44).

Moore's third round tripper on Sunday, a three-run blast in the eighth inning, proved to be the game-winner as the Big Orange clinched the series.

For the week, Moore was tied for the SEC lead in homers (four), tied for second in hits (nine), third in total bases (22) and tied for fifth in RBIs (nine) despite not playing in the midweek game.

Entering this week, Moore leads the team and ranks fifth in the SEC with a career-best 19 home runs. The junior infielder has arguably been the best hitter in the SEC this season during conference play, leading the league in hits (33), home runs (13) and RBIs (28).

Moore's Week 10 Honors
SEC Player of the Week
D1Baseball.com Player of the Week
Perfect Game National Player of the Week

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