Two Southeast baseball players get drafted

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - SEMO right handed pitcher Shae Simmons and third baseman Trenton Moses will go from college teammates to teammates in the Atlanta Braves organization.

Simmons was the first Redhawk to be selected in the 2012 MLB Draft, going to the Braves in the 22nd round and the 689th pick overall.  Moses followed his teammate as the 809th pick in the 26th round.

Simmons compiled a 7-4 record with a 4.50 ERA in his 15 starts for the Redhawks this season.  He lead the Redhawks in wins, strikeouts with 89, and innings pitched at 82.0.  Simmons also earned Second-Team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors.

Trenton Moses lead the OVC this year in batting average at .408, home runs with 19, an on base percentage of .531, and slugging percentage of .761.  Moses was named OVC player of the year for the second straight season and made the Louisville Slugger Second-Team All-America.

Simmons and Moses are the first Southeast players to be drafted by the same organization since Jeremy Johnson and Daniel Huesgen went to the Toronto Bluejays in 2000.

Should Simmons and Moses sign they could be in the Braves Minor League system as soon as Thursday.

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