JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
Played in 47 of UAB's 56 games, starting in 30 of those contests ... hit .275 on the year with eight RBI and 16 walks ... led the team in sacrifice hits and ranked 59th in the NCAA in sacrifice bunts and 43rd in sacrifice bunts per game ... had five multiple-hit games on the year and takes a 17-game reached-base streak into the 2015 season.
REDSHIRT SEASON (2013)
Played in six games before redshirting due to injury ... had two multi-hit games in 2013 ... recorded two hits, one RBI, and two stolen bases against St. Joseph's (March 6) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Appeared in 27 games, making 11 starts, 10 at shortstop and one at second base ... first career start came in season opener at No. 16 Clemson (Feb. 17) ... recorded first career RBI on a sac fly to tie the score versus the Tigers ... roped his first extra-base hit (double) at Clemson (Feb. 18) ... ripped a pinch hit RBI single against Tulane (April 15) ... played summer baseball for the Lakeshore Chinooks of the Northwoods League.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
A valuable late inning substitution, seeing action in 22 games all off the bench ... entered 14 times as a pinch runner ... scored a total of five runs ... posted one hit in five at bats ... lone hit came at Southern Miss (May 7) ... scored a run against UCF at the Conference USA Tournament (May 26).
Finished his high school career playing for head coach Derek Avery at Sandwich HS ... a 2009 Rawlings Preseason High School All-American ... ranked among the top prospects in the 2010 signing class by PGCrosschecker.com, a service of Perfect Game USA ... a two-time Illinois All-State selection ... named All-Area and All-Conference after hitting .477 during his senior year in 2010 ... an Academic All-Conference honoree ... played his first three years of prep baseball at Aurora Christian HS ... hit better than .400 with an on-base percentage better than .600 in each of his three seasons at Aurora Christian ... an All-Area and All-Conference selection at Aurora Christian ... won the team MVP and Silver Slugger Award at Aurora Christian HS ... played summer baseball for the Illinois Sparks ... competed in the 2009 World Wood Bat Association National Championship as a member of the Midwest Stars ... played for Cangelosi Baseball in the 2009 Fall WWBA World Championship ... played for Team Illinois in the Midwest Classic Invitational and attended the 2009 Perfect Game National Showcase ... also an all-state performer in football as a wide receiver at Aurora Christian HS.
Matthew Joseph Morse ... June 9, 1991 ... son of John and Mary Morse ... has one sister ... majoring in business marketing.