LINCOLN, Neb. -- Former Bellevue University outfielder Joe Moran (Scottsbluff, Neb.) has signed a professional contract with the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association.
Moran played two seasons for the Bruins where he slashed .384/.423/.547 with 37 extra-base hits and 60 RBI while appearing in 104 career games. Additionally he was successful on 24 of 29 stolen base attempts, scored 94 runs, struck out just once every 10.72 plate appearances, and was near automatic in the outfield.
A key cog in the Bruins 2016 World Series run, Moran hit .444/.459/.631 that season with 19 extra-base hits and 26 RBI after joining the team on March 22. Moran went on to earn first team all-NSAA honors (2016-17), NAIA Opening Round – Davenport Bracket all-tournament team accolades (2016), and an NSAA Gold Glove (2017) in his career.
Moran joins former Bruin pitcher Kyle Kinman (4-1, 2.94 ERA) in Lincoln as the Saltdogs are currently 27-23 on the season.
Bellevue wrapped up the 2018 campaign with a 38-23 record (17-5 NSAA) and took home their second NSAA Tournament Championship in three seasons. BU qualified for their eighth-straight NAIA Opening Round and earned the 21st NAIA National Tournament Appearance in the program's storied history.