2016 INF Trevor Moses, an infielder at Mahtomedi high school, has committed to Angelo State University, a nationally-ranked DII that took 5th in the College World Series in 2015.
Moses, who has led his Minnesota Blizzard team in hitting this fall season, has played with the Minnesota Blizzard since 2008 and has been a fixture on some of the top teams the program has had hitting in the middle of the order since he was 11-years old.
Moses has won several awards with the Blizzard including the: "Joe Loftus" Top Hitter Award (13u and 17u) the "Jake Kuschke" Leadership Award (14u) and an MVP Award (17u). He has led this year's team in hitting, earned honors in the Dick Siebert Fall League as well as several Perfect Game All-Tournament teams.
And while Moses may be on the verge of graduation and has had several accolades pile up, he is shy to talk about them and recalls some of his memories of when he first started, his coaches and teammates.
"I first heard about the Blizzard when I was eight years old when I attended the Blizzard summer camp," Moses said. "At age 10, I tried out for the traveling team and remember being so unbelievably nervous but I made it!"
The Mahtomedi native spoke about his teammates and his coaches.
"If I had to single out one thing, it would be the bond you have with your team," Moses said. "The passion that you and your team share for the game and the brotherhood at the Academy is what I'll take away. It is difficult to pick just one."
"Jesse (Tollefson) has had a huge impact on me," Moses said. "He was my first coach for the Blizzard and I look up to him and consider him to be a brother. Both Jesse and Adam have been with me since the start. I have learned almost every baseball lesson from all of the Blizzard coaches since I've started there so they all deserve a big shout out.
Moses continued to talk about what he has taken away from the Blizzard program.
"The biggest thing that I will take away from the program is ATTITUDE, EFFORT and PREPARATION," Moses said. "Those three words will help you in every thing in life and can contribute to everything you will do in your whole life. I have been living off of those ever since I have heard them and have (used) them in school and (adversity) I have been faced with."
The slick-hitting infielder has been a staple in the program meaning he has been able to travel to many tournaments including ones in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Utah, Atlanta, Ohio and California. In a highly competitive atmosphere, Moses talked about the development, his teammates, competition, Blizzard success and exposure that helped round him as a player and ultimately landed him on a DII World Series team, Angelo State University.
"The players I have played with are very focused, determined to win and further their baseball career," Moses said. "They are all willing to put in the extra time for the Blizzard brotherhood!"
"The exposure I have gotten from the Blizzard is unreal," Moses said. "The amount of scouts at the tournaments and showcases has been great. The competition in tournaments has been the best part. You will never play with a more advanced group of people."
On his decision to go to Angelo State ...
"I chose Angelo State because they have a great education with the field of study (law enforcement) I have been looking for," Moses said. "It also has a great baseball program and I am looking forward to furthering my skills and accomplish my goals at a (high) level of baseball."
His advice to younger players ...
"The advice i would give would be work as hard!," Moses said. "I can't tell you how many Fridays and weekends I have given up with friends and the countless hours I have spent in the cage to the next person doesn't take my spot."
Trevor Moses is the 208th Minnesota Blizzard player to commit to college since 2003 and will go down as one of the hardest workers, greatest leaders, loyal people, greatest teammate and is someone who plays the game the right way.
Good luck at Angelo State, Trev! #BlueLove for life !