Not letting his skills slide

Jack Moss taking baseball talents to Arizona State


Jack Moss hasn’t been playing any baseball because of the COVID-19 pandemic but he’s been keeping his skills sharp.

Moss, a Cherry Creek senior who has committed to play baseball at Arizona State in the fall, has been working out at home instead of on a baseball diamond.

“I’ve been able to stay on top of things,” said Moss. “I’ve been lifting in my garage. I’ve got everything that I need thanks to the gym I train at because they have supplied me with some stuff, some weights. I was able to get into my garage and I set up a net to get some swings in.

“I go outside with my dad and he hits me ground balls, working speed and just working everything from a baseball standpoint. I really focus on the mental side as well. So meditation, yoga and just thinking about routines as much as possible.”

Coach’s take: ‘He’s something special. He is a top student and big-time leader. He’s one of the better all-around kids I’ve had.’

Marc Johnson,

Cherry Creek baseball coach

What is the hardest thing about missing your senior baseball season?

I just miss the social aspect of it the most. When you’ve been around those kids that you’ve been around your whole life it’s definitely a change. It’s unfortunate, but at the end of the day these kids are going to be my best friends for life.

What would have been your goals if you had played this season?

All my goals were team-oriented. We were the runner-up last year at state. After the game I can just remember how bad the team wanted to get back. That was the ultimate goal, to finish, get back to the state championship and hopefully come away with a win.

How does missing the season affect your college plans, if at all?

We are still set to go for the fall. That may change just based off the unknowns. I will be starting online classes from here and going down on June 28. I’m excited to start competing for a job.

What is your favorite book?

“Bear Town.” I just found a new love for reading recently. The book is about a small Canadian hockey town and if you love sports in general , it is a good read.

What is your favorite sports team?

The Rockies. They’ve always been my favorite team even through the down years. I love those guys and I’m sticking with them.

How was online schooling?

The interesting part they did was our grades couldn’t be affected no matter how we did on the assignment. I don’t if I liked it because I wanted a few grades raised up.


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