A four letter letterman at Durant High School and coached by Cougars’ Ron Fussell, Durant graduate Taed Moses was recently selected to play in the Hillsborough County All Star Game in Tropicana Stadium and earned Honorable Mention in the prestigious Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award. He is a proud member of Chet Lemon’s Juice who last summer captured the Wood Bat World Series Champions in East Cobb, Atlanta and 2 AAU National Titles.
Moses will return to the Juice this summer to defend its titles before going to play for Coach Mike Nicholson at Seminole Community College, a decision he felt was a necessity in order to stay on the road to playing professional ball.
“I got into UF, academically. But after speaking with my parents, we decided I can go to college anytime, but I cannot always pursue my passion of playing baseball at the next level. Seminole has a very strong baseball program and will help me get stronger, bigger, and faster and be a better all around player, so I can reach my goal of playing D-1 Ball,”
Before baseball, Moses was good at playing soccer and played for a team that won a state title. But by the time he got to high school, made varsity as a freshman and became a member of the Bullets AAU travel baseball team, a decision had to be made.
Demonstrating his passion for baseball, Moses, who plans a pre-med major, recalls the outcome of a game he recently played at St. Petersburg’s Tropicana Field Stadium. “Playing in that stadium was amazing. I went two for two, scored two runs and started two rallies that led to three runs in one and six runs in the other. We won 11-6. But the best part was playing in Tropicana Field with some of the best players in the area.”
Moses will be missed by his coaches, fans and friends at Durant as he continues on his journey toward his goal of becoming a pro-baseball player.
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