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Joe Moroney

Position Outfield
Height 5'8''
Weight 175 lbs.
Class Redshirt Senior
Hometown Pleasanton, Calif.
High School Amador Valley

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • 2015 Kent McCarthy Mr. Jayhawk Award recipient
  • 2012, 2013 & 2015 Mike Hill Sr., KU Hustle Award recipient
  • Nine-time Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2016, Senior season
Started 44 of 53 games played… Third-best batting average on the team at .304 (52-for-171)… Scored a team second-best 38 runs… Stole eight bases in 11 attempts… Made first-career opening day start at Little Rock (2/20)… Played in eight games in 2016, making three starts… Drove in season-high two runs vs. Utah (2/29)… Smoked a pinch-hit double in the bottom of the ninth against BYU (3/3)… Tied career-high three hits vs. North Dakota (3/11)… Tied career-high two RBIs vs. Murray State (3/16)… Started all three games at Stanford (3/18-20)… Season-high two walks at Baylor (4/3)… Tied career-high five at bats at then-No. 16 Missouri State (4/6)… Hit first-career home run vs. then-No. 6 TCU (4/8)… Matched career-high three hits at Texas (4/15)… Hit three-run home run at Samford (4/24) for career-high three RBIs… Led off OU game with home run (4/30)… Tied career-high three hits at Kansas State (5/13)… Perfect 3-for-3 at Oklahoma State with two runs scored (5/20).

2015, Redshirt-junior season
2015 Spring Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll… 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team… Started 21 games and appeared in 39 on the season… Finished the season with a .247 batting average (18-for-73)… Recorded a career-high three hits in his season debut against Washington State (2/21)… Scored a career-high three runs against New Mexico (4/8)… Registered a career-best five at bats against Wichita State (4/21).

2014, Redshirt
Redshirted the 2014 season… 2013 Fall Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll… 2014 Spring Athletics Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2013, Sophomore season
2013 Spring Big 12 Commissioner’s and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll… Started six and appeared in 20 games for the Jayhawks… Finished the season with a .296 batting average (8-for-27) with five runs scored, two RBIs, three stolen bases and a double… Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a RBI and a double after getting the start at BYU (3/21).

2012, Freshman season
Came off the bench in 11 games, including six as a pinch runner… Went 1-for-4 with two runs scored… Collected first collegiate hit against Saint Mary (4/18)… Scored runs against Saint Mary (4/18) and Missouri (5/18).

Amador Valley HS
Lettered three years in baseball for head coach Lou Cesario… Named All-East Bay Athletic League infielder in 2011… Batted .321 with 11 stolen bases and a .418 on-base percentage during his senior season… Hit .345 with a homer and 30 runs scored during junior season… Named All-East Bay Athletic League in 2010… Helped team win East Bay Athletic League and North Coast Section championships in 2010… Named No. 9 high school team in country by MaxPreps.com… Played summer ball for the California Smoke and head coach Joel Kaufman… Batted .340 with a 50 hits in 50 games and 32 stolen bases in 2010 and .340 with 30 stolen bases in 2011.

Born in Fremont, California… Son of John Moroney and Kelly Winter… Has two brothers, Jack and Josh… Majoring in finance and business with a concentration in entrepreneurship.