Houchins Collects Five Hits And Two RBI In Twin-Bill
Houchins Drives In Game-Winning Run In 10th Inning
Drew Reynolds Sets All-Time Saves Record
Houchins, Lowery and Reynolds Talley Six of ECU's 10 Hits
Lowery Collects Two Hits, Houchins Extends Hit Streak To Nine Games
Mallard Creek High School: Four-year letterwinner coach Shawn McGeorge (baseball 4, basketball 1) ... Helped the Mavericks to a pair of IMECK regular season titles (2011-12) and the 2011 IMECK Conference Tournament crown ... Suffered season-ending injury just six games into senior season ... During three-year career (2010-12) owned an impressive .409 batting average (114-for-279) with one home run, 28 doubles, three triples, 53 RBI and 89 runs ... Collected 34 multi-hit and 13 multi-RBI games ... As a freshman batted .418 on his way to the first of three-straight IMECK All-Conference honors ... Laced 19 doubles and drove in 38 RBI ... Recorded a career-best eight RBI against Harding University where he was 5-for-6 with pair of doubles ... Swiped 7-of-9 base attempts ... Named Mallard Creek Offensive Player-of-the-Year ... Earned Freshman All America honors from MaxPreps.com ... During sophomore season batted .436 (44 for-101) with a home run, eight doubles, 16 RBI and 33 runs scored ... Received Gold Glove and Leadership Awards ... Last year batted .368 (32-for-87) with 10 doubles, 18 RBI and 26 runs scored ... Named second-team all-conference by Charlotte Observer ... Also picked up honorable mention All-America honors from Under Armour ... Named 2012 Preseason Honorable Mention Underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game ... Listed as the 26th-best prospect in North Carolina (fourth-best shortstop) by Perfect Game ... Garnered 2013 Preseason Second-Team All-Atlantic Regional honors ... One of Perfect Game's top 500 national prospects ... Played summer ball with fellow Pirates Philip Perry and Eric Tyler on the South Charlotte Panthers for Coach Don Hutchins ... Named first-ever team captain of the Panthers ... Tied organizational single-season record with 50 RBI ... Participated in the 2010-11 PG WWBA Underclassmen World Championships (Ft. Myers, Fla.), 2011 PG WWBA 2012 Grads/17U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.), 2011 16U Perfect Game East Cobb Invitational (Marietta, Ga.), 2011-12 PG WWBA World Championships (Jupiter, Fla.) and the 2010-12 PG WWBA 14U, 15U, 16U and 17U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.) ... Named to the 2012 OG WWBA 17U All Tournament Team ... Named team captain as a sophomore on the basketball team ... National Honors Society and honor roll member.
Personal: Full name is Kirk Francis Morgan ... Born Dec. 1, 1994 ... Son of Scott and Mary Beth Morgan ... Father Scott played college baseball at Middle Tennessee (1989-90) and pitched in the Cleveland Indians organization (1990-93) ... Has two siblings (Mackenzie and Luke) ... Intended major is sports management with a minor in recreation and parks management ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in Fall of 2013.