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Moye excited about college choice

By Andrew Stevens
Published in Sports on November 17, 2009 1:47 PM

Quiet, understated and on the rise.

UNC Greensboro's baseball program fits Cambric Moye like a well-worn catcher's mitt.

Moye, a senior catcher at Eastern Wayne, has signed to continue his baseball career with the Spartans. Mount Olive and North Carolina A&T also expressed interest in the soft-spoken catcher.

The Spartans have finished .500 or better in 15 of the last 20 seasons and have won 25 games or more in 15 of the past 16 years. UNCG hasn't made an NCAA tournament appearance since 1997.

"UNCG has a really nice campus and my brother (Joey) goes to A&T so I have a tour guide for myself," said Moye. "The baseball program is around .500 every year and everybody tells me they have a good program. I hope it can be a stepping stone for my career and see if it can get me to the next level."

During his three seasons in the Warriors' program, Moye has seen his ability to block balls behind the plate improve along with his approach at the plate.

An integral part of Eastern Wayne's run to an appearance in the state finals last season, Moye hit .310 with 38 RBI, eight doubles and seven home runs. He threw out 60 percent of attempted base stealers.

"I just had to work hard every day and this is where it got me," said Moye. "I can really block better now from my ninth grade year until my senior now. As the year goes on, you just get more experienced and get more relaxed at the plate.

"In those pressure situations you don't feel as much as pressure because you know you can go up there and hit."

Moye's duties don't end when the Warriors' season comes to a close. He also catches for Wayne County's American Legion Post 11 squad. Proving his durability while developing relationships with a bevy of talented pitchers has added to Moye's value as a catcher.

"Cambric has developed into a standout catcher and hitter through a lot of hard work," said Eastern Wayne head coach Jabo Fulghum. "We knew four years ago that he would have the ability to make it to this level.

"Cambric is a "we/not I" player which has meant a lot to us at Eastern Wayne and will help him at Greensboro. He will be able to adjust to the next level because of his character."