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Shoulder injury leads Moore's Jerry Miller to golf course and diamond

Jerry Miller thought he was done with baseball. Instead, the senior is now a two-sport athlete for the Lions.
by Scott Wright Published: March 19, 2012

A bad shoulder injury last spring had Jerry Miller thinking he might be done with baseball.

Through the fall as his injured rotator cuff healed, he turned his focus to golf, a sport the Moore senior always loved.

Yet when Miller's shoulder got better, his father — a former minor league baseball player — convinced him to test it out in a bullpen session, and it felt great.

So Miller was faced with a question: golf or baseball?

He settled on both.

“The coaches are going to work with me so that I know when I'm needed for each sport,” Miller said. “Regionals and state tournaments are on different days, so they don't conflict at all, and that way, I'll be able to be a part of both.”

Miller and his coaches have already looked over the schedules to see when there are conflicts. And he only pitches for the baseball team, so he isn't needed every day.

With concurrent enrollment in two college courses, Miller only has one high school class, leaving the bulk of the day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday open to practice golf.

“I have from about 9:30-2 in the afternoon to go to the course on those days,” he said. “If we don't have qualifying or something else for golf, I can go to baseball practice from 4-6 and pitch.”

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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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