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Erik Morris
Erik Morris

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orchard Lake, Mich.

High School:
West Bloomfield

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
UT

B/T:
R/R


2004: Second on the team in hitting with a .321 average...had 221 at-bats, good for second place on MSU's single-season record book...finished among the top 10 Big Ten conference leaders in several categories including runs scored (5th/50), home runs (T-5th/10), chances (3rd/422) and putouts (5th/372)...ended the season on a 13-game hitting streak (5/9-5/28)...went 2-for-4 with a double against Penn State at the Big Ten Tournament (5/27)......recorded four RBI against Indiana (5/9)......hit 2-for-4 with three runs and three RBI against Central Michigan (4/21)...batted .500 (8-for-16) with a double and three runs scored in the Ohio State series...went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI against IPFW (4/7)...tallied a career-high 15 putouts against Iowa (4/2)...posted 10 or more putouts on 12 occassions.

2003: Selected as MSU's Most Improved Player...was the hottest Spartan hitter during the second half of the season...batted .392 over the final 25 games and finished fourth in Big Ten with a .381 average in conference play...named one of the Big Ten top performers of the week after batting .667 (8-for-12) with six RBI and a homer during the Iowa series...had a career-best 15-game hitting streak (4/25-5/16) snapped on May 17 against Penn State...recorded a then career-best 12 putouts against Siena Heights (4/22).

2002: Made collegiate debut with one at-bat against Illinois (5/5).

High School: Earned three varsity letters at West Bloomfield High School while playing for Coach Pat Wilson...selected to all-league, all-county, all-district and all-region teams...earned team MVP honors as a junior and senior...hit .420 with 43 RBI and 15 stolen bases along with a 5-0 pitching record as a senior...captained hockey and baseball teams as a junior and senior.

Personal: Born Aug. 14, 1983, to Jack Morris and Carolyn Kaplan...a civil engineering major...father Jack played 18 seasons of Major League Baseball for Detroit, Minnesota, Toronto and Cleveland...brother Austin competed in baseball and hockey at MIT...favorite team is the Cleveland Indians...father is his biggest baseball influence.