9  Kirk Morgan
Kirk  Morgan

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Charlotte

High School:
Mallard Creek

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 193

Position:
INF/RHP

Birthdate:
12/01/1994

Experience:
2VL


03/12/2016

No. 16 ECU Takes Game One At Rice, 10-1

Kruczynski Allows One Run, Morgan Collects Three Hits And Drives In Three

04/16/2014

ECU Scores Eight Unanswered Runs To Defeat UNCW 8-5

Brown Collects Three Hits And Drives In Two Runs

03/11/2014

UNCG Holds Off Late ECU Rally, 6-5

Love Collects Two Hits and Drives In Two

03/09/2014

ECU Drops Rubber-Match To Marshall, 5-2

Houchins Finishes Week With 10 Hits Posting Two In Series Finale

03/08/2014

Pirates-Herd Split Doubleheader In C-USA Opening Weekend

Houchins Collects Five Hits And Two RBI In Twin-Bill

2015: Two-way player as a sophomore … Started 41 of 44 games (36/3B, 5/SS) … Batted .293 (43-for-147) to rank third on the team … Laced a pair of triples (Memphis, UCF) … Drove in 17 runs and scored 14 … Stood second on the team with 11 sacrifices (1/SF, 10/SH) … Drew five walks, struck out 14 times and was hit by a pitch on six occasions … Recorded 14 multi-hit and five multi-RBI games … Had a season-long six game hit streak from Mar. 21-28 where he batted .350 (7-for-20) with five RBI … The hit streak also coincided with a 12-game on-base streak (Mar. 21-April 18) … Also added a five-game hit streak from April 2-18 … Credited with a pair of game-winning RBI (Tulane, NC State) … Had walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth against the Wolfpack (April 21) lifting the Pirates to a 6-5 victory … Batted anywhere from fourth to ninth in the lineup … The Pirates posted a 23-13 record in games he started at the hot corner … Nine of his 43 hits were bunt singles, which ranked second on the team behind Charlie Yorgen (10) … Committed 11 errors in 164 chances posting a .933 fielding percentage … Recorded 37 putouts, 116 assists and turned 10 double plays … Registered at least one hit in 25 games with a career-best four at Cincinnati (May 15) … Scored at least one run in 12 contests with a season-high two vs. Elon and Cincinnati … Drove in two runs against Princeton, VCU (twice) and Tulane (twice) … Lone stolen base came against VCU (Mar. 22) … Grounded into just two double plays … Recorded two or more assists 31 times with a season-high seven twice (Princeton, Memphis) … Drew a season-high two walks in the series opener at Cincinnati (May 14) … One of four Pirates to post a batting average of .300 or higher in league play (.318/21-for-66) … Scored nine runs and drove in seven in AAC action … Started all four games at third in the AAC Tournament batting .143 (2-for-14) with a pair of sacrifices and one RBI … Also started both games of the Coral Gables Regional at third … Made nine appearances on the mound with one start … Posted a 4-0 record with a 3.10 ERA … Allowed eight runs (seven earned) on 19 hits with 14 strikeouts and three walks in 20.1 innings … Picked up wins in four-straight relief appearances from Mar. 1-24 against Albany, Old Dominion, UNC Greensboro and VCU … Held opposing hitters to a .247 composite batting average … Did not allow any inherited runners to scored (0-for-4) … Induced 28 fly outs and 16 ground outs (1.6 ratio) … Notched first career start vs. Duke (April 22) surrendering one run (earned) on six hits with two strikeouts in 4.0 innings … First career appearance came against No. 2 Virginia (Feb. 13) in the season opener where he worked 2.1 innings of relief allowing one run (earned) on two hits … Worked at least one full inning of relief in eight games with a season-long 3.0 vs. VCU (Mar. 21) … Fanned multiple batters in an outing five times with a career-best four against UNC Greensboro (Mar. 11) and VCU (Mar. 21) … Did not allow a run in 4 of 8 relief appearances (1 or less six times) … Allowed two or fewer hits in six relief outings (none vs. UNC Greensboro) … Appeared in just two games in league action on the mound … Surrendered three runs (all earned) on four hits in 2.2 innings with three walks and a 10.12 ERA.

2014: Opened freshman campaign as the Pirates starting shortstop through the first 15 games … In all appeared in 28 games making 22 starts (all at short) … Batted .185 (12-for-65) with six RBI and six runs scored … Made collegiate debut against James Madison (Feb. 14) recording two assists and one put out in the field … Recorded first collegiate hit against the Dukes on Feb. 15 on a bunt single in the second inning … Followed that with his lone multi-hit game of the season against JMU (Feb. 15) going 2-for-3 with an RBI … Added additional RBI against Campbell, Ohio State, UNC Greensboro, Old Dominion and UNC Wilmington … Scored a career best two runs against Marshall (Mar. 8) in game one of doubleheader … Also crossed home against Pittsburgh, UNC Greensboro, and Middle Tennessee (twice) … Swiped 2 of 4 bases (Ohio State, Wake Forest) … Recorded five total sacrifices (2/SF, 3/SH) … Primarily a bottom of the order hitter batting between the seventh and ninth spots in 18 contests … Collected lone game-winning RBI in series finale against JMU with a single in the fourth inning of a 4-2 victory … Recorded at least two assists in 17 games with a career-best six against Pitt and UNC Greensboro … Tallied multiple putouts on six occasions with a season best three vs. UNC Greensboro (twice) and Old Dominion … Committed 10 errors in 98 chances for a .898 fielding percentage … Recorded 23 putouts, 65 assists and turned 14 double plays … Had a pair of three game hitting streaks including at least one hit in last three games of freshman season (April 18-21) … Drew 13 free passes including two vs. The Herd in game one of doubleheader … ECU posted an 11-11 record in games he started at short … Appeared in 10 league games making eight starts at short … Batted .160 (4-for-25) with an RBI and four runs scored … Did not appear in post-season play.

2014 Summer: Split time playing for the Morehead City Marlins (Coastal Plain League) and Lake Norman Copperheads (Southern Collegiate League) … With the Marlins appeared in 15 games making 11 starts where he batted .171 (7-for-41) with two RBI and six runs scores … Made move to Copperheads in early July making debut on July 5 where he went 1-for-2 with a run scored against the Pioneers … Played alongside fellow teammates Cam Snow and Eric Tyler helping the Copperheads claim their second-straight league title … Appeared in seven games batting .278 (5-for-18) with two RBI and three runs scored … In final game of the summer lifted team to a 3-2 walk-off win over the Ballantyne Smokies when he reached on an error … Mid-season all-star selection for the Copperheads, who reached base twice while tossing an inning of relief … On the mound, appeared in eight games during the regular season posting a 2-0 record with a 1.22 ERA and four saves … In 7.1 innings of relief work struck out 10 while walking two.

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 Pirate 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) … Majoring in communications with a concentration in journalism … Five-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Fall of 2013-pres.) … Earned Conference USA Commissioner Honor Roll status in 2014 … Named to 2014-15 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.