By: Robert Stevens ┃ Utica Blue Sox Communications Assistant
Manhattan College junior first baseman David Moffett will return to a familiar field this summer with the Utica Blue Sox. On July 24, it will mark the four-year anniversary since Moffett walked off Murnane Field a District V Legion Baseball champion.
Moffett will be coming back home for the summer after his spring season with the Jaspers. The Oneida native is extremely excited to take the opportunity to not only play collegiate ball, but also to be with his family and friends.
Our first roster announcement for the 2021 season is no stranger to Utica. @MoffettDavey, a VVS alum, dominated high school baseball in Central New York and is continuing his success on the field at @JaspersBaseball.
— uticabluesox (@Ubluesox) January 18, 2021
“[The] big priority is to have a really good spring season and hopefully I can carry that momentum into the summer close to home,” Moffett said. “I’m comfortable with the area. I know what I’ve done there. It’s comfortable getting into the box, so I’m looking to keep that up.”
Growing up, Moffett recalls unforgettable memories watching the Utica Blue Sox play. He mentioned how amazing it was to go and look up to the many players that dawned the baby blue and white uniforms. It made the opportunity to wear it himself an easy decision.
“My coach came up to me talking about wanting me to play summer ball,” Moffett said. “He wanted me to be in the PGCBL (Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League). I immediately thought Blue Sox. I just always wanted to. I looked up to those players and thought it’d be cool to be close to home.”
This spring Moffett will be entering his junior season with the Jaspers. Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Moffett was hitting a .150 in 20 at-bats with two RBI. In his career he has hit .235 with 24 hits, two home runs, and a .341 On-Base Percentage. Due to last season’s abrupt ending, Moffett’s excitement is unparalleled, as he looks to develop immensely over the course of 2021.
“[I’m] extremely excited,” Moffett said. “Being on an NCAA level for that long makes you count down the days to opening day. Just being around great players all the time. Being a good teammate, just getting to know more people with more backgrounds. Hopefully it will all translate over seeing good competition all the time.”
The Utica Blue Sox are set to start their season on June 3. Stay tuned to UticaBlueSox.net for the most up-to-date information.