Kansas Jayhawks
Erik Morrison - Baseball - Kansas Jayhawks
10

Erik Morrison

Position IF
Height 6'1''
Weight 170 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Arroyo Grande, Calif.
High School Arroyo Grande

Career Honors & Records

  • Most Games Played by a Freshman (63)
  • Hit by Most Pitches as a Freshman (12)
  • 2006 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team
  • 2006 Academic All-Big 12 second team
  • 2007 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention

2007 (Junior): Hit .296 with a team-high 17 doubles, seven home runs and 44 RBIs … Scored 41 runs and stole six bases … Collected 14 multiple-hit games and 10 multiple-RBI contests … Finished the season by hitting in nine straight games … Recorded a season-high four hits with two doubles and a home run against Western Illinois (3/4) … Went 3-for-4 with four RBIs against Baker (3/7) … Had a season-high five RBIs in KU[apos]s win over Penn State (3/13) … Drove home the winning run in the 11th inning of KU[apos]s first conference win at No. 8 Texas A&M (3/17) … Hit a game-winning home run in the ninth inning at No. 25 Missouri (3/30) … Team-best .391 batting average in games at Hoglund Ballpark.

Summer 2006: Played for the San Diego Mavericks of the Western Baseball Association … Teammate of former Jayhawk Dylan Parzyk.

2006 (Sophomore): Started 65 games at third base for KU … Hit .290 with a team-high 14 home runs and 52 RBIs … Second on the team with 15 multi-RBI games … Also had 21 multi-hit games … Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against No. 8 Stanford (2/10) … Collected three RBIs and three runs scored at Lipscomb (2/25) … Went 4-for-9 with three home runs and six RBIs in a doubleheader against Western Illinois (3/5) … In game two of the doubleheader, he collected a season-high five RBIs … Hit safely in eight-straight games from 3/10 through 3/29 … Went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs at Kansas State (4/22) … Hit a pair of home runs against Oklahoma State at the Big 12 Tournament (5/26) … Collected two hits in the Big 12 Championship game against Nebraska (5/28) … Also had two hits and three RBIs against Hawaii in the first game of the NCAA Tournament (6/2).

Summer 2005: Played for the Santa Maria Indians in the California Collegiate League … Led the Indians with 124 at bats … Compiled 12 RBIs and swiped eight bases.

2005 (Freshman): Appeared in 63 games, setting a new KU freshman record … Started 62 games at third base … Was hit by a pitch 12 times, tying a KU freshman record … Had 12 multi-hit and seven multi-RBI games … Went 3-for-5 and hit his first two collegiate home runs against Western Illinois (3/19) while driving in seven runs, two shy of the school record … Was 3-for-4 against New Mexico State (4/26) … Scored a run and notched a hit in KU[apos]s season opener against Hawaii-Hilo.

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Arroyo Grande High School … Helped lead his team to two conference championships … Set the school record for home runs and RBIs … Selected first team all-league after his sophomore and junior seasons, and conference MVP following his senior season … Selected as county Player of the Year and all-state first team following the 2004 season … Coached by Brad Lachmann … Played for the Firestone Rangers when they won the USABF 18 and under World Series in 2003.

Personal: Born Oct. 23, 1985, to parents Michael and Debi Morrison … His father, Michael, was on the crew team at the University of Cal-Irvine … Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 49th round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft … Majoring in sports science.