SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Bryce Moore has been playing baseball for his entire life. Through all the ups and downs the game has brought him, he finds happiness and inner peace when he is out on the diamond. The North Syracuse native has had quite a journey during his college years of playing baseball, but he says no matter what life throws at him, he’s going to make sure he’s ready for when the right opportunity comes his way.
“I’ve kind of had one of the most crazy journeys through college baseball you’ll ever hear,” Moore said. “I’m just looking forward to getting back to playing baseball again. Like, I trained all semester for two months, two-and-a-half months, but there’s nothing like playing.”
Bryce was a standout Division I recruit coming out of high school. In 2018, he attended Niagara University as a third baseman. After a serious injury a week into school, he didn’t play, and he decided to transfer to Niagara Community College. His first year at Niagara Community College was shut down due to COVID-19, but in his second year, he was able to compete in the Junior College World Series. Following that season, Moore transferred to Marshall University where he then left after a semester because it wasn’t the right fit for him.
As the summer season with the Syracuse Spartans begins, there’s uncertainty where Moore will be going in the fall, but he believes what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
“Everyone’s got their own unique stories. Everyone goes through different things, so you know, it’s what makes the experience what it is. And it’s the relationships that come from it,” Moore said. “It’s a pretty cool journey because not many people can say they’ve moved around the country playing and meeting new people like I have.”
Many would quit if they have faced the challenges and stress that Moore has faced, but he welcomes these challenges head on with a positive attitude because he knows his ultimate goal is still attainable.
“I want to play in a World Series. We talk about the highest level of college baseball, and everyone thinks of Omaha, but there’s a trophy race at every level. And people don’t realize that, but at the end of the day, you win a national championship, you’re still a national champion,” Moore said.
With two years of eligibility left, Bryce’s story is far from finished as he won’t hang up those cleats until he knows he can’t compete anymore.