|9 Kirk Morgan|
Brown Collects Three Hits And Drives In Two Runs
Love Collects Two Hits and Drives In Two
Houchins Finishes Week With 10 Hits Posting Two In Series Finale
Houchins Collects Five Hits And Two RBI In Twin-Bill
Houchins Drives In Game-Winning Run In 10th Inning
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, UNCG, 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 UNCG ... Tallied multiple putouts on six occasions with a season best three vs. UNCG (twice) and ODU ... 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 (Apr. 18-21) ... Drew 13 free passes including a career-best 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 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) ... Majoring in communications ... Three-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Fall of 2013-pres.) ... Earned Conference USA Commissioner Honor Roll status in 2014.