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Moyer moving on to the next level

South senior Zak Moyer, center, signs his letter-of-intent to be a student-athlete at Marygrove College. Photo courtesy of Tim Johnston

June 26, 2014
The Marygrove College baseball program added another key piece to its future plans with the signing of Grosse Pointe South catcher Zak Moyer.

Moyer's signing marked the fourth of the day for Marygrove's newest sport as baseball continues its boom on the Detroit campus under the direction of head coach Ryan Kottke.

Moyer and the Mustangs will compete in the well-respected Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) within the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Moyer, a 5-foot, 6-inch catcher, signed amidst his second and final varsity season for the Blue Devils of Grosse Pointe South as the 2014 commit announced his plans to continue his academic and athletic careers at Marygrove.

Before his plans to be a student-athlete at Marygrove developed, Moyer and his Blue Devil teammates celebrated a stellar 2013 campaign by being crowned district champions after toppling nearby St. Clair Shores Lakeview to hoist the title.

Moyer aims to help the Blue Devils earn back-to-back district titles this season as his high school career comes to a close.

A hardnosed player behind the dish, Moyer helped shape his game in the summer of 2013 by playing for the Lakes-Area Dodgers travel team.

The well-rounded athlete also wrestled for one season and hit the gridiron for a pair of seasons during his days as a Blue Devil.

"Zak is a kid that will be the very definition of Marygrove Baseball," Kottke said of the new Mustang. "He is a player the team can easily rally around because of his work ethic. Zak will have a clean uniform at the start of the game, but by the end will be covered in sweat, dirt and blood if need be.

"Zak is another very athletic player that can handle the bat from both sides of the plate and will be a huge upside for our lineup.

"We look forward to coaching Zak over the course of his collegiate career."

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