MCCORDSVILLE — Out of baseball in 2010 following a good but not eye-popping high school career, Alex Moore seemed destined to put his competitive athletic career behind him and study his way through college en route to a “real world” occupation.
Moore, however, decided to change his destiny. The remarkable journey of the 2009 Mt. Vernon graduate was punctuated Saturday when he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 28th round of the MLB Draft.
The six-foot-4 right-hander landed in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday, in preparation for summer rookie ball for the Brewers, to the surprise of a few of Moore’s friends and acquaintances.
“I even got some texts and phone calls when I told people I got drafted, and they thought I was joking,” said Moore, on the heels of his junior season at Lee University, a NAIA school in Tennessee.
Moore’s followers could be forgiven for their shock.
As a high school junior, Moore was an ace pitcher for the Marauders, but he didn’t make the all-conference team that season, finishing behind 21 other players in voting by coaches.
Moore was all-conference and all-county as a senior, capping a 2009 campaign with a 5-2 record and 2.85 ERA on the mound and a .295 batting average with 19 RBIs.