Coach Boss on Moody: "A tri-captain with a live arm and very good breaking ball, Nolan will be looked upon to lead the pitching staff as its ace. He is a tremendous leader who is ready to pitch on Friday nights in the Big Ten."
2008: Made 25 appearances in relief...led the team in saves with four...struck out 21 while walking just six in 26 innings of work...picked up his first save of the year vs. Western Carolina (3/6), striking out one in one inning of work...struck out two in back-to-back games vs. Quinnipiac (4/15-16) in a total of 2.1 innings of work, earning one save...posted two strike outs in one inning of work vs. Eastern Michigan (4/2) to earn his third save of the year...saved game vs. Western Michigan (5/7) with one strikeout in one inning of work...tied a season-high two innings of work vs. Purdue (5/10), striking out two while giving up one hit and no runs...Academic All-Big Ten selection for the third consecutive year.
2007: Academic All-Big Ten selection...ranked fourth on the team with 17 appearances and a 5.02 ERA...recorded a 1-0 record and one save...retired all five batters he faced - including four strikeouts - to pick up a save versus Jacksonville (2/25)...fanned three in 1.1 innings at South Florida (3/10)...pitched 1.1 perfect frames at Indiana (3/31)...pitched career-high three innings - all scoreless - and struck out a pair against Central Michigan (4/25)...worked a scoreless frame at Western Michigan (5/8)...hurled a perfect eighth inning against Northwestern (5/11)...pitched a scoreless inning and picked up his lone win of the season in second game of a doubleheader versus Northwestern (5/12).
2006: Academic All-Big Ten selection...posted a 3.68 ERA in nine appearances, all in relief...struck out three and allowed seven hits in 7.1 innings of work...pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless relief and only gave up one hit in two outings against Western Illinois (3/25-26)...struck out two in one inning of work against Indiana (3/31)...did not allow an earned run in six of his nine appearances, including three of his last four outings.
2005: Did not see game action.
High School: Went 10-1 with a 2.06 ERA and 81 strikeouts as a senior...also compiled a .420 batting average with 41 RBI in 2004...two-time all-conference and all-district honoree...named to the Lansing State Journal Dream Team in 2004...set a single-game school record with 16 strikeouts against Waverly...a two-year letterwinner at East Lansing and coach Mark Pendred...led team to a No. 8 state ranking as a senior...also lettered in football for two years...was an all-conference selection as a linebacker in his senior season.
Personal: Born Sept. 24, 1985 in Lansing, Mich...son of Kevin and Nancy Moody...general business administration/pre-law major...lists father as his biggest baseball influence...favorite team is the Detroit Tigers, and favorite player is Joel Zumaya...pitched for the San Luis Obispo Blues of the California Collegiate League in the summer of 2007...posted a 2.45 ERA with seven strikeouts in four appearances and 7.1 innings of action in the California Collegiate League in the summer of 2008 with San Luis Obispo.
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