by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Head coach Tom Carty of the Georgia College & State University baseball team has announced the hiring of Steve Moritz as graduate assistant coach.
Moritz, a 2005 graduate of Kansas State University, comes to Milledgeville from Darton College where he was the pitching coach and assistant recruiting coordinator in 2009-10, where they finished fourth in the conference.
Before his stint at Darton, Moritz spent time at Middle Georgia College, where he was the hitting coach, assistant recruiting coordinator as well as the strength and conditioning coach from 2006-09. Middle Georgia was Region 17 champs and GJCAA Tournament champs in 2009 and also participated in the 2009 JUCO World Series.
Moritz will work primarily with catchers and outfielders. He will aid assistant coach Zeke Mitchem with hitters and recruiting. He also will have a role in strength and conditioning.
In 2010, the Bobcats went 42-17, marking the seventh-straight season of 30-plus wins. GCSU had seven players named to the All-PBC team and Carty was even named Coach of the Year. Georgia College advanced to the semifinals of the D-II College World Series before losing 3-2 to University of Southern Indiana.
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