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Baseball: Moody Named Louisville Slugger All-American

Baseball: Moody Named Louisville Slugger All-American

Baseball: Moody Named Louisville Slugger All-American

Chris Whitehead, Sports Information –

LAFAYETTE-Louisville Slugger announced their 2006 All-American team and
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns starting pitcher Hunter Moody was named to the
second team.

Moody helped the Cajuns to a 39-20 record and a second place finish in
conference play leading UL to a 19-5 Sun Belt record.

He finished the season with a 12-2 record on the year and a perfect 7-0
record in SBC games. Moody had an earned run average of 2.63. He made 15
starts on the year and tossed five complete games. He recorded 86 strikeouts
in 113.0 innings of work while walking just 26.

"It feels pretty good to be honored," Moody said of award. "Awards like this
prove that your hard work and effort really do pay off.

The southpaw hurler also earned first team all-Sun Belt Conference honors and
a share of the SBC Pitcher of the Year award.

"We had a good season and I think we surprised a lot of people," the Clinton,
La. native added. "In the end, the season didn’t turn out like we would have
liked. I know I can improve so that just means I will have to work harder to
get better and get ready for next season."

Moody’s 12 wins on the season rank third in the NCAA at the conclusion of the
regular season. The sophomore was one of three UL pitchers who finished the
season ranked in the top-100 in the nation in ERA.

"I think any time one of our players gets some national recognition it looks
good for the university and it is good for the player," stated head coach
Tony Robichaux of Moody’s award. "It is good recognition for him. It is
good recognition for our program. And it is good recognition for the
University of Louisiana. We are very pleased and happy for Hunter.
Hopefully down the road, we will be able to get more than just one player on

The Sun Belt Conference had six players recognized as all-Americans. Troy’s
Tom King was the only player in the Belt to be named to the first team.
Joining Moody on the second team were P.J. Walters and David Freese from
South Alabama. On the third team were catchers Michael McKenry (Middle
Tennessee) and Josh Yates (Arkansas State).