Preseason All-America third baseman returns for his junior campaign with the Tar Heels • One of the top hitters in the country will anchor the Tar Heel lineup • Led the Cape Cod League with 42 RBIs in 2012.
Appeared in 41 games, starting all 41 at third base • Hit a team-high .365 (62-170) with 30 runs scored and 35 RBIs • Tallied 11 doubles, one triple and three home runs, putting him at fifth on the team with 84 total bases • Drove in a season-high six RBIs to tie his career high against Wright State (2/25) • Also registered a career-high five hits as he went for the cycle with one double, one triple and one home run, while scoring three runs in that same outing • Notched at least one hit in 18 straight games from March 11 through May 17 • Tallied four hits and two RBIs while scoring two runs against St. John's (2/28) • Also tallied four hits against Princeton (3/20) and Cornell (6/1). Summer 2012: Appeared in 39 games for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League • Hit .314 (50-159) with 25 runs scored and a league-high 42 RBIs • Tallied eight doubles, two triples and six home runs • Also appeared in the postseason all star game • Named Baseball America's second-best prospect in the Cape Cod League.
Baseball America Freshman of the Year • Perfect Game Freshman Hitter of the Year • Baseball America First Team All-America • Perfect Game First Team All-America • ABCA Second Team All-America • Baseball America and NCBWA Freshman All-America • ACC Freshman of the Year • First Team All-ACC selection • Appeared in 67 games with 66 starts at third base • Hit a team-high .335 (83-248) with 46 runs scored and an ACC-leading 71 RBI • Became the first freshman to lead the league in RBI since Jamie D'Antona of Wake Forest in 2001 • The 71 RBI ranked 12th in the country • Tallied 31 extra base hits to lead the team • His 20 doubles ranked sixth in the ACC • Finished ninth in the conference with 83 hits • Drew 47 walks to finish second on the team, sixth in the ACC and 21st in the country • His nine home runs led the squad • Drove in a season-high six RBI against UNC Wilmington (3/22) • Tallied four hits in a game twice on the year vs. Maryland (5/8) and vs. Virginia (5/21). Summer 2011: Hit .289 (28-97) in 26 games with the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League • Selected to the Cape Cod League All-Star Game.
Iona Prep School
Played for coach Fred Gallo at Iona Prep School • Ranked as the No. 10 prospect in the state of New York and the No. 486 prospect nationally by Perfect Game • Named All-Bronx-Westchester as a junior • Earned All-Archdiocese honors as a senior • Named a Journal News Westchester first team all-star • Two-time team MVP • Named to the honor roll as a junior.
Colin Richard Moran is the son of Bill and Diane Moran • Born Oct. 1, 1992 in Port Chester, N.Y. • Older brother, Brian, was an All-America for the Tar Heels before being drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2009 • Uncle, B.J. Surhoff, was a national player of the year at Carolina and 19-year MLB veteran • Majoring in communications at Carolina.