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OSU Freshman Standout Andrew Moore Signs with Knights.

November 20, 2012

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OSU Freshman Standout Andrew Moore Signs with Knights.

Oregon State freshman right-handed pitcher Andrew Moore and Dixie State sophomore infielder/pitcher Kevin Kline (pictured) will play for the Knights this summer.

Moore (6-0, 175) was one of the most decorated pitchers in state history during his career at North Eugene High School. He was the Oregon 5A Player of the Year in 2012, the co-5A Pitcher of the Year in 2011 and 2010, and a three-time all-state and four-time all-league selection.

He was also the South's Most Valuable Pitcher in the Knights-run Oregon All-Star Series this past June.

Moore also played shortstop at North Eugene but he will pitch in college and with the Knights. He was 9-1 as a high school senior, with a 0.76 ERA and 125 strikeouts in 72.2 innings, and hit .400, with a homer and 21 RBIs.

Moore was 32-10 in his four-year prep career, with 441 strikeouts in 300 innings.

"Our team wasn't tremendously talented, so Andrew carried a lot of the weight," in 2012, North Eugene coach Corey Nicholsen said. "He's a pretty unique kid and a great competitor, probably the best I've had in 20-plus years of coaching.

"As much success as he has had, he remains grounded and will spend time with freshmen and kids in our youth program and treat them all as equals."

Moore will join OSU teammate Gabe Clark, a freshman first baseman, on the 2013 Knights. A Riverside, Calif., native, Clark (6-1, 203) signed in October. They can report on June 14, after OSU's spring term is completed.

Kline (6-3, 200) is a sophomore transfer from Southern Utah University. He hit .280 (30-107), with three homers and 15 RBIs in 33 games at SOU in 2012. In six appearances as a pitcher, he was 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA and four strikeouts in 6.1 innings.

He was a four-year letterman at Rancho High in Las Vegas and hit .541 as a senior, with 11 homers, 20 doubles and 74 RBIs in 39 games. He was all-region, all-state and earned Louisville Slugger High School All-American honors.

He ranked fifth in Nevada state history with 197 career hits and 184 career RBIs upon graduation. He is scheduled to report on June 5.