Matt Morse - 17
Matt Morse

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Sandwich, Ill.

High School:
Sandwich HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
INF

B/T:
R/R


2013 (Redshirt Season)
- 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

2012 (Sophomore)
- 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

2011 (Freshman)
- 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)

High School/Prep
- 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

Personal
Matthew Joseph Morse ... June 9, 1991 ... parents are John and Mary Morse ... has one sister ... majoring in business marketing.

 
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