Moore was the Wildcats’ starting backstop in both games as the pitching staff finished with a 1.00 ERA over 18 innings.
The switch hitter went 3-for-7 in the CWS, including a 3-for-4 night in Sunday’s 5-1 victory [BOX SCORE]. Moore finished his season with a .301 batting average, collecting 66 hits in 219 at bats and totaling 38 RBIs in 64 games, 62 of which were starts.
Moore graduated from San Marcos last June as a two-time Channel League First Team selection. He was then drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 21st round but opted to play at Arizona.
In Monday’s game [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY], Riley contributed to Arizona’s first run when he sacrificed Joseph Maggi to third after a Maggi double. Maggi came around to score on a grounder – and one of three RBIs – from Trent Gilbert.
Arizona’s championship season ends with a 48-17 record. South Carolina falls just short of three consecutive national titles with a record of 49-20.