2003: Moon will be starting at third base for the Trojans this season and should be a key for the team's success.
MIKE GILLESPIE SAYS: "Our expectations are that Michael is one of college baseball's best player. He can play all three infield positions. He has grown stronger, which translates to more power, and he runs very well. He has uncommon instincts and plays with confidence. He is a primary reason why we believe in this team."
2002: After starting at third base in 2001, Moon was the starting shortstop in his 2002 sophomore season and batted .336 (80-for-238) with eight home runs, 60 RBI and 12 stolen bases...earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention and All-West Region first team honors...had a 12-game hitting streak snapped on April 28 vs. Arizona...registered five-RBI games twice (May 19 at Arizona State with a 3-for-5 performance, two doubles and a home run, and April 27 vs. Arizona, 4-for-4 with a double and home run)...went 8-for-15 at the Washington State series (April 19-21) with a double and six RBI...had an 8-for-12 series against California (March 28-30) with a double and three RBI...recorded a 4-for-5 day on March 30 against California....went 4-for-4 with three RBI on Feb. 10 at Long Beach State.
2001: Moon was the starting third baseman in his 2001 freshman season, committing only six errors...batted .313 with 6 HR, 35 RBI and 11 stolen bases...started in 62 of 64 games...his first hit at the College World Series was a solo home run on June 9 against Georgia...hit a dramatic game-winning, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth on May 26 against Pepperdine for the 4-3 win at the NCAA Regional...named NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player after going 7-for-13 (.538) with a triple, home run and five RBI...went 3-for-4 with three RBI on May 25 against Oral Roberts at the NCAA Regional where he also stole home during the game...hit home runs in back-to-back games on May 15 vs. Long Beach State and May 18 at Oregon State...recorded three three-hit games (April 23 vs. San Francisco, March 6 vs. UC Riverside and Feb. 3 vs. Louisville)...stole two bases on April 6 vs. Arizona State and March 19 in the first game of a doubleheader at Washington...went 3-for-5 with a double, triple and two RBI on Feb. 3 vs. Louisville).
HIGH SCHOOL: He was named most valuable player of the Mt. Baldy League in 2000 at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High as a shortstop...earned All-CIF honors and was named All-Mt. Baldy League three times...earned all-county honors in his junior and senior seasons...also played wide receiver and free safety on the football team...named All-CIF in his junior and senior season with the football team...member of the honor roll all four years.
PERSONAL: Majoring in history...parents are Eldon and Margie...enjoys hanging out with friends and family...lists his father and brother as his biggest heroes for their support...birthdate is Aug. 27, 1981.
Moon's Career Statistics YEAR G-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO 2001 (Fr.) 64-62 .313 227 40 71 8 3 6 35 11-16 22 26 2002 (So.) 61-59 .336 238 52 80 14 1 8 60 12-15 12 22 TOTALS 125-121 .325 465 92 151 22 4 14 95 23-31 34 48