Pat Moran, Senior, Baseball
Pat Moran '10 is a right-handed pitcher and slugger, and 2010 tri-captain, for the Saint Joseph's College Baseball team who notched one of the best seasons for a two-way player in program history as a junior. The University of Maine transfer led the Monks in wins (8), ERA (3.88), innings pitched (62 2/3), strikeouts (75) and fewest walks allowed (6) and ranked fourth in all of NCAA DIII Baseball with 0.86 walks per nine innings. With the bat, Moran belted 11 home runs and posted an .813 slugging percentage to lead the GNAC in both categories. Following his tremendous season, Moran collected GNAC First Team All-Conference honors as a pitcher and designated hitter, All-NEIBA First Team, D3Baseball.com All-America Honorable Mention and ECAC DIII Baseball Third Team honors, as well as team Most Valuable Player and Saint Joseph's Athletics Male Athlete of the Year accolades.
Baseball Head Coach Will Sanborn '86:
"We are fortunate to have a player the caliber of Pat Moran
returning for his senior season. Pat does a great deal to help our
ball club. He is a real leader with his work ethic and focus. Pat
is one of the top two-way players in NCAA Division III baseball. As
a dominant pitcher he gives us that #1 starter that every team
needs. As a hitter he is very intelligent - always has a good plan
at the plate - and provides a great deal
of power and drives in runs in key situations. Defensively we can use him both in the
outfield and at first base. We look for big things from our ball club this year - and Pat
will be one of the key catalysts."
Full name: Patrick Ryan Moran
Born when and where? October 14 1986 Winterport, Maine
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: Winterport ME
High School: Hampden Academy
Sport(s) and position(s):
Professional Sports Team: Red Sox
Athlete: Pedro Martinez
Food: Baked Macaroni and Cheese
T.V. Show(s): The Office, Lie to Me
Movie(s): Forrest Gump, Gladiator
Book: Life of Pi
Why did you choose Saint Joseph's
Looking for a smaller school to receive my degree and play baseball.
What was your first job (actually received a
Who would you like to trade places for a day with
Elvis Presley - to be the King.
What is on your "Bucket
To know that what I did made me happy.
Talent you'd most like to
To be able to draw.
What do you drive?
1996 Isuzu Rodeo
What is your motto?
Work hard and good things will come.
Do you have any superstitions before you go into a
Not superstitions just routines, and to stay relaxed.
What is your most memorable moment as an athlete at
Hitting a walk-off home run .
Who has had the greatest impact on your
My parents for sure, they have taught me everything.
Can you tell us something about you that most people
I love animals and my dream job would be to work with tigers.
Where do you see yourself in five
Enjoying life in whatever I'm doing.
If you could meet anyone (past or present) who would
it be and why?
Michael Jackson - so I could watch him do the moonwalk in real life and videotape it.
What are your hobbies?
Anything outdoors, and my dogs.
What is your ideal day away from
Swimming and hiking during the day and then having a sweet barbecue and watching a movie.
Do you plan on playing sports or coaching after you
I would love to continue playing baseball after I graduate, but I will definitely play sports once I'm done school and would like to coach.
What are your personal and team goals for this
Personal goals only go as far as doing my best while I'm playing and learning from my mistakes. Team goals are that we stay focused throughout games, execute; and win close games.