Benson Native, Campbell Baseball Senior Landry Moore Named To NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List

Moore also played at Cleveland High School

BUIES CREEK  — Campbell baseball senior Landry Moore has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List for the 2020 season, as announced by the organization on Monday afternoon.

Moore had 22 relief outings in 2019, collecting a 4-0 record with five saves and a 2.93 ERA in 27.2 innings on the mound. He tied with Logan Heintzman, who is a redshirt junior on the 2020 squad, for the team lead in relief appearances (22) and tied with Tyson Messer, who is a pitcher in the Chicago White Sox organization, for the team lead in saves (5).

A native of Benson, NC Moore did not allow a run until his eighth outing of the 2019 season, allowing just five hits (one extra-base hit), one walk, and no hit by pitches over his first nine innings as a Fighting Camel. He earned three wins and one save over that stretch, receiving Campbell’s first Big South weekly honor of the season on Feb. 25 as the Big South Relief Pitcher of the Week.

The Cleveland High School (Clayton, NC) product also contributed to Campbell’s NCAA Greenville Regional success last June. In his first appearance in nearly two months due to an injury, he earned the save in CU’s regional-opening win over No. 15 N.C. State, tossing a scoreless ninth with a strikeout. One day later, he struck out the lone batter he faced in the 9-8 victory over Quinnipiac, collecting the win and securing a spot in the regional title game.

Moore, who is the fourth Camel in program history to receive the preseason nod from the NCBWA, is joined on the watch list by three other 2020 Big South hurlers, with Charleston Southern’s R.J. Petit, Radford’s Bruce Hudson and Winthrop’s Colten Rendon also making the list. In total, 22 conferences are represented by 70 players on the 2020 list.

About the 2020 Fighting Camels
The Fighting Camels enter the 2020 campaign as the Big South preseason favorite, according to the league’s head coaches, Perfect Game and D1Baseball.

Led by head coach Justin Haire, who enters his sixth season at the helm and 13th overall at Campbell, the Camels are coming off the program’s first-ever back-to-back Big South regular-season and tournament championships and consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.

In 2020, the Fighting Camels will play 21 games at Jim Perry Stadium, 27 road contests and four neutral-site games. Additionally, Campbell’s schedule includes 11 games against six teams that played in the 2019 NCAA Tournament: Army, East Carolina, Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State and UNC Wilmington. Three of those teams – ECU, Duke and North Carolina – advanced to an NCAA Super Regional.

This weekend, Campbell will open the 2020 season at Sun Belt Conference member South Alabama for a three-game series beginning on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Campbell last faced USA in a two-game road series in 1989. The trip to Mobile, Ala., will be Campbell’s first series in the state of Alabama since 2009 when the Camels played a two-game set at Alabama A&M in Huntsville, Ala.

The Camels return to the Old North State to host in-state rival ECU on Wednesday, Feb. 19, with a 5 p.m. first pitch inside Jim Perry Stadium. Campbell Athletics will distribute free rally towels to a select number of Fighting Camel fans for the home opener.

The following weekend, Feb. 21-23, the Fighting Camels will host the Campbell Invitational with Purdue, Villanova and Maine traveling to Buies Creek. Campbell will face all three opponents for the first time in program history, while the Purdue-Campbell game on Friday, Feb. 21, will pit Haire and the Camels against former Campbell head coach Greg Goff (2008-14) and former assistant coach Chris Marx (2015-19), who both enter their first seasons in their current roles at Purdue.

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