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Moore Familiarity

February 9, 2006

Thomasville -- Tanner Moore is no stranger to the Tallahassee Community College baseball program.

The Thomasville High School senior spent the last two years getting pitching instruction from the Eagles, and today signing a letter of intent to play at TCC next year.

The six-foot-three Moore first came to the attention of Eagles head coach Mike McLeod at a showcase camp his junior year.

Since then, McLeod has been helping Moore iron out his mechanics, and the coach says having that familiarity with the player made all the difference when it came time to sign.

"First time I ever saw his arm I was just infatuated," says McLeod.  "He's got a very live arm. He's cleaned it up over the last year and a half as far as mechanics go. He's a super competitor, with great stuff, and I think he's definitely a pro prospect."

Moore says, "I went to a showcase down there, and he saw me pitch, and saw a bunch of things wrong, so he thought he'd help me out cause he thought I had a good arm."

Coach McLeod says he expects Moore to step into the TCC starting rotation next year.

Thomasville will begin its season February 27th against Westover in Bainbridge.

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