Coach Corbin Quote: Jay will be a back up catcher this year. He has had some nagging injuries that has slowed him up. He has pretty good defensive abilities and is a solid lefthanded hitter as well.
2006: Redshirted. Played in five games, including four starts for the Torrington Twisters of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Hit .250 in limited duty.
High School: Was a first-team all state selection at Goodpasture High School ... Was the team MVP in 2005 and also garned all midstate and all-district plaudits ... Also named all-district in 2003 and 2004 ... Helped lead school to state championship in 2004 ... Team also won district four straight years, 2002-2005 ... Recorded the most putouts in school history and had a state record 1.000 fielding percentage in 14 tourney games in three years ... A four-year starter and letterer in baseball and a two-year starter and letterwinner as a punter in football ... Earned all-region honors on the gridiron ... Played football with Patrick Turner, a wide receiver now at Southern Cal ... Played on the Bayside Yankees club team out of New York ... hit .356 for them while going 56-12.
Personal: Jaymes Dale Moreland ... Born 4/8/86 .... Son of Casey and Jackie Moreland ... Has a sister, Kelsey... Majoring in political science ... Father played football at Tennessee-Martin ... Favorites include the movie Fight Club; Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, Adam Sandler and Fresh Prince of Bel Air ... Chose to come to Vanderbilt because it provides a great education and gives him a chance to win at Omaha ... One person (dead or alive) he would love to have dinner with is Julius Caesar ... Considers Roberto Clemente to be the greatest baseball player of all-time.