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Moseley family shares their pride as Ryan heads to Super Regional

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A lot has changed in a year.

In June of 2013, Ryan Moseley was pitching for the Lubbock-Cooper Pirates in the high school state tournament in Austin.

But just 12 months later he finds himself on a much bigger stage.

The true freshman pitcher has already made a name for himself on the Red Raider baseball team.

He pitched in game two of the Coral Gables Regional series against Miami, helping Texas Tech advance to the Super Regional series.

But Moseley doesn't play like a typical freshman; not only is he wildly talented, he's completely composed on the mound.

His dad, Kevin Mosley, says even he can't tell if Ryan feels the nerves.

"I don't know whether he gets nervous or not," Kevin says. "He says he does a little but he doesn't really show. But it's very nerve-racking for us."

Baseball is a family ordeal for the Moseleys, who have hardly ever missed one of Ryan's games.

His older brother, Zach says he wouldn't miss Saturday's match up for the world. The 21-year old is working for the Grand Prairie Airhogs, a minor leave baseball team in Grand Prairie this summer.

"I'm leaving tomorrow morning so I should be there just before or as the game is starting," Zach says.

For Ryan's mom Kevanne, having her youngest son close to home was best case scenario.

"He had offers from a lot farther schools," she says "and he could've gone pro."

Just days after he pitched in the state tournament, he got a call from he Tampa Bay Rays.

He had been drafted to the team but now was facing the decision of going to college or playing under the bright lights of MLB.

"It was his decision," Kevanne says. "We wanted to be there to talk to, to support and guide him but ultimately we knew it was up to him." Kevin says.

So he stayed at home to be a Red Raider, a decision that has lead to his fingerprint on history as the first Texas Tech team to advance to the Super Regions.

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