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Former Trojans Adam Godwin, Nate Moore and Eric Wikstrom along with radio broadcaster Jerry Miller will be enshrined as part of the TROY Baseball Hall of Fame. The induction Ceremony will
be at Riddle-Pace Field on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. The TROY Baseball Hall of Fame has enshrined 47 players, 13 supporters and three coaches since its inception in 1992. In conjunction with
the Hall of Fame induction, TROY will also host its 2013 Alumni Game at Riddle-Pace Field on Friday, Oct. 4 following the induction ceremony. Admission is free of charge to both events.
Jerry Miller, Radio
For the past 20 seasons, TROY baseball games have featured
the voice and insight of Jerry Miller. A TROY alum and longtime
supporter, Miller serves as the color analyst for the TROY IMG
Sports Network along with Barry McKnight on TROY’s football and
basketball broadcasts, as well as home baseball broadcasts and select
road games where he calls the middle innings.
In his 20 seasons behind the microphone, TROY has appeared in
eight NCAA Regionals, including an appearance in the 1993 Division
II World Series in Montgomery. TROY has also won four conference
titles, including three Sun Belt Championships since Miller became a
part of TROY’s broadcast team in 1991.
Nate Moore (2004), Pitcher
In 2004, there was no more dominant pitcher in the late innings
than Nate Moore. Moore led the country with a 1.25 ERA that season
and began a string of five straight years where a Trojan led the NCAA
in a statistical category.
Moore allowed just nine earned runs over 64.2 innings and 32
appearances in 2004. He posted a 9-4 record out of the bullpen and
struck out 84 batters (11.8 strikeouts per nine innings).
Moore was named TROY’s first-ever first team All-America
selection and was drafted in the fourth round by the Kansas City
Royals in the 2004 MLB Draft - the second-highest selection for a
Trojan pitcher the draft in school history.
Eric Wikstrom (2001-04), Pitcher
Among one of TROY’s top starting pitchers in program
history, Eric Wikstrom ranks in the top-10 in school history in nine
categories. Wikstrom started a single-season record 19 games in 2004
to help lead TROY back to the A-Sun Tournament, while tossing a
pair of shutouts and finishing with an 8-4 record.
During his career Wikstrom tossed six shutouts, including three
during the 2003 season. Among the all-time leaders at TROY,
Wikstrom is tied for second in games started (55), third in strikeouts
(224) and innings pitched (326), fourth in career wins (24) and eighth
in appearances (61).
Adam Godwin (2004-05), Outfielder
During his two-year stint at TROY, Godwin terrorized pitchers and
catchers by quickly making his mark as one of the program’s top hitters
and base stealers.
A part of TROY’s 2005 Atlantic Sun championship team, Godwin
was named the A-Sun’s Player of the Year in 2005 and a second team
All-American after he lead the country with 84 stolen bases, posted a .367
batting average and became the first Trojan to record 90 hits in a season.
At one point during the 2005 season, Godwin stole 27 consecutive base
- those 27 bases alone would have left him one stolen base shy of leading
the nation.
Godwin finished his career with a school record 112 stolen bases,
while ranking sixth in the school history with a .374 batting average and
tied for ninth with 11 sacrifice bunts. Godwin, an 11th round pick by
the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2005 MLB Draft, currently plays with
the Sugar Land Skeeters in the Atlantic Professional Baseball League.
He is married to the former Kelly Hawkins, daughter of Troy University
Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.
TROY Baseball Selects 2013
Hall of Fame Inductees