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Phillip Morgan

Player Profile


Campobello, SC

Last College:
Spartanburg Methodist College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205


Academic Major:
Criminal Justice

Summer 2008: Appeared in 30 games and started 20 for the Columbia Blowfish of the Coastal Plains League ... Had 14 hits, eight runs and five RBIs ... Also stole two bases ... Threw out 10 would-be basestealers in 22 opportunities (47 percent).

2008: Played in 43 games, starting 42 ... Saw time at catcher, first base and designated hitter during the season ... Was ranked second in the conference with 28 RBIs and seventh with 55 total bases through 25 games before splitting a finger on his left hand that kept him out of the lineup for three weeks ... Still finished second on the team with 34 RBIs and hit .289 in 43 games ... Finished second on the team with 10 doubles ... Tied for the team lead with two triples and added 24 runs ... Hit .343 (23-for-67) with four doubles and 12 RBIs at Harley Park ... Hit .327 (37-for-113) with 16 runs, nine doubles, two homers and 22 RBIs during day games ... Started season by earning Courtyard by Marriott All-Tournament honors, hitting .462 (6-for-14) with two runs and four RBIs in the three-game set ... Went 2-for-5 with a run in season opener against NJIT (2/22) and 3-for-4 with a run and two RBIs against UT Martin (2/23) ... Hit first homer, a two-run shot, at Wofford (2/26) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs, including second homer of the season at ETSU (3/2) ... Had nine straight games with a RBI from Feb. 23 to March 5 ... After average dipped to .271, went 19-for-50 (.380), going on a 12-game hitting streak with nine runs and 12 RBIs ... Went 2-for-4 with three runs in 13-2 win over Campbell (3/14) ... Went 3-for-5 with a run and a RBI against UNC Asheville (3/18) ... Posted three hits, a triple and a RBI against Presbyterian (3/26) ... Was hitless in first two games back before going 4-for-7 with two runs and a RBI in doubleheader sweep of A-Sun Tournament champion Lipscomb (4/19) ... Went 3-for-5 with two runs and a double against A-Sun regular season champion Florida Gulf Coast (5/16).

Summer 2007: Played in 26 games, finishing second on the team with two home runs for the Spartanburg Crickets of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League ... Added 22 hits, 10 runs, eight doubles and a .316 on-base percentage ... Played in the league's all-star game.

Junior College: Earned two letters at Spartanburg Methodist for coach Tim Wallace ... A key power supply for the Pioneers en route to their third-place finish in the 2007 NJCAA Division I World Series ... Played in 64 games, posting 66 hits, 11 doubles and a .317 batting average ... Tied for the team lead with 12 homers and finished second on the team with 52 RBIs ... Led the Pioneers with 53 RBIs, a .365 average and 22 doubles as a freshman ... Also led the team with eight homers and tied for the team lead with 74 hits.

High School: A two-time all-conference honoree at Chapman High for coach Kevin Carr ... Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... Broke school's single-season home run record twice, hitting 10 as a junior and 11 as a senior ... Earned All-State honors as a senior after hitting .690 and was a member of the South team in the South Carolina North/South game.

Personal: Born on Nov. 25, 1986 ... Son of Thomas and Kristin Morgan ... Has a sister, Sara ... A criminal justice major ... Enjoys fishing ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite movie is "Field of Dreams" ... Favorite TV show is "Home Improvement" ... Dream job is to play professional baseball.

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