Spartan Duo Selected In 2013 Major League Baseball Draft
GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the 13th-straight year, the UNCG baseball team has had one or more players' names called in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft as junior catcher Cambric Moye (Goldsboro, N.C./Eastern Wayne) and senior RHP Dominique Vattuone (Germantown, Md./Harford CC) were picked up by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (30th round/907th overall) and the Oakland Athletics (32nd round/971st overall) respectively in this year's event.
With Vattuone's selection, a UNCG player has been drafted by the Athletics organization in six of the last eight seasons – most recently Tyler Holstegge in the 21st round of the 2012 proceedings. Moye is the first Spartan to join the Angels.
Moye started 52 of 53 games played this season and was one of six UNCG players to hit over .300 as he checked in at .303. The junior tallied 59 hits, six home runs, 35 RBIs and scored 30 runs while committing just seven errors in a team-high 415 chances for a .983 fielding percentage. Moye helped the Spartans lead the Southern Conference in batting average for the first time in program history as UNCG produced a .311 team mark. He also produced 14 multiple-hit efforts and eighth multi-RBI performances.
The beginning of the season saw Moye record 12 hits in his first six games, including a pair of four-hit outings in the Dayton series. He also tallied four base knocks against North Carolina A&T at NewBridge Bank Park as part of a 4-for-4 performance which saw him add two runs scored, a RBI and a double. As a result, Moye earned his first career Southern Conference Player of the Week accolade.
Among SoCon catchers, Moye paced the league by throwing out 19 runners attempting to steal base. He also finished 10th in both chances and putouts.
Vattuone finished his UNCG career making upwards of 46 appearances on the bump in two seasons after transferring into the program from Harford Community College. In his first year with the team, he compiled a 2-1 record with 23 strikeouts in 23 and a third innings pitched. Vattuone made his lone start of the season at No. 8 North Carolina as the Spartans knocked off the Tar Heels 8-4 while also striking out six in six innings of a 4-3 win over Samford.
This campaign, he has compiled a 2-0 record in 29 appearances with victories against Albany and North Carolina Central. The hard-throwing righty fanned five NC Central batters in the 17-8 win and recorded multiple strikeouts in 13 outings.
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UNCG Players Selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft
2013: Cambric Moye (C, 30th, Los Angeles), Dominique Vattuone (P, 32nd, Oakland)
2012: Tyler Hollstegge (P, 21st, Oakland)
2011: Jarrett Miller (P, 21st, Atlanta)
2010: Blake Hassebrock (P, 8th, Oakland)
2009: Rob Gilliam (P, 8th, Oakland)
2008: Ricky Orton (1B, 29th, Florida), Matt Gaski (SS, 34th, San Diego)
2007: Guy Welsh (3B, 18th, Seattle), Lee Land (P, 28th, Oakland), Ryan Falcon (P, 29th, Texas)
2006: Jermaine Mitchell (OF, 5th, Oakland), Patrick Currin (P, 22nd, Oakland)
2005: Chris Mason (P, 2nd, Tampa Bay)
2004: Jason Metger (P, 23rd, Colorado), Jarrett Santos (P, 34th, Florida)
2003: Ryan Gordon (P, 43rd, Toronto)
2002: Everett Hancock (P, 28th, Detroit)
2001: Taft Cable (P, 8th, Philadelphia)
1999: Corey McDonald (P, 21st, Detroit)
1998: Lance Surridge (P, 13th, Boston)
1997: Lance Surridge (P, 14th, Baltimore - did not sign)
1996: Tim Giles (1B, 7th, Toronto)
1994: Tonka Maynor (OF/1B, 27th, Pittsburgh), Joey DeAngelis (1B, 33rd, Colorado), Dan Schneider (C, 36th, San Francisco)
1993: Brian Moehler (P, 6th, Detroit), Tonka Maynor (OF/1B, 47th, Pittsburgh - did not sign)
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