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TITANS `08: Worked primarily out of the bullpen in 2008 making three midweek starts in April Tied with Adam Jorgenson for the second most appearances out of the pen (27) behind Jason Dovel Earned his first win of the year in his 11th appearance of the season at LMU on Apr. 1 when he went a career high 6 innings holding the Lions scoreless on just one hit His second win of the year came on June 1 against UCLA in the Fullerton Regional (2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 K) Went four consecutive scoreless outings between Mar. 25 and Apr. 5, allowing just three hits over 12.1 innings pitched Struck out a career-high five batters on Mar. 8 against Southern Miss over 2.2 innings of relief Had six appearances in which he struck out four-or-more batters and did not record a strikeout on just three occasions.
TITANS `07: Posted the third-most number of wins as a versatile starter/reliever for the Titans in 2007 Earned his first collegiate save in his first appearance, tossing three innings on Feb. 2 against Stanford, surrendering one earned run on three hits Made six starts for the Titans as a freshman, going 3-3 in those appearances Had a string of four relief appearances from Mar. 9 to Apr. 10 (10 innings) in which he did not give up a run Posted his first career win on Feb. 27 vs. San Diego State in a three inning midweek start Also collected a season-high four strikeouts on Feb. 27 vs. San Diego State Set his career-high in innings pitched with a 5.1-inning effort on Apr. 22 vs. Pacific when he gave up one run on four hits for the win.
CYPRESS HS: Played varsity baseball for four seasons at Cypress High School in Cypress, Calif., under Head Coach John Weber In his last three seasons, earned All-Empire League recognition at three different positions (3B, P, OF) Was named Empire League Pitcher of the Year in 2005 as a junior, when he posted an 11-1 record with a 1.83 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 2005 Was a 2005 unanimous pick as a first-team all-league, all-CIF, and all-county player, helping the Centurions to a Div. II CIF Championship Backed up his junior year with a solid senior season going 9-0 from the mound, with a 1.71 ERA and 81 strikeouts, while hitting .297 with four home runs in 2006 Was named to the All-CIF second team in 2006 and again an All-Empire League first-teamer Rung up 18 strikeouts against Valencia High School his senior year The 2006 Centurions were ranked No. 4 in the country.
PERSONAL: Born on December 17, 1987, in Fullerton, Calif. Parents are Michael and Lisa Morrison Full name is Michael Joseph Morrison Has two sisters (Amy and Krista) Majoring in kinesiology Models his game after Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan Played for the Cape Cod League champion Harwich Mariners over the summer in 2008 Has played in the CIF Championship game at Angel Stadium as well as the Mickey Mantle World Series, Connie Mack World Series and the College World Series Favorites include: Will Ferrell , Adam Sandler, Jennifer Anniston (actors), The Natural, 61* , Anchorman, 21 and Batman (movies), Metallica, Kenny Chesney, AC DC, Journey (musical artists), mlb.com, pogo.com, youtube.com (websites).
MORRISON'S CAREER HIGHS
Innings Pitched - 6.0, Apr. 1, 2008 at Loyola Marymount
Strikeouts - 5, Mar. 8, 2008 vs. Southern Miss
Hits Allowed - 7, Apr. 15, 2008 vs. USC
Runs Allowed - 5 (2 times), Last on Apr. 29, 2007 at UC
Earned Runs Allowed - 5, Apr. 29, 2007 at UC Riverside
Walks Allowed - 4, Apr. 1, 2008 at Loyola Marymount