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Emmanuel Morris
Emmanuel  Morris

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Willowbrook, Ill.

High School:
Hinsdale South

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 196

Position:
C/OF

Birthdate:
10/20/1993

Bats/Throws:
R/R

05/17/2013

Ostapeck Fires Four-Hit Shutout, Wildcats Slam Three Home Runs in 8-0 Win Over Georgetown

Villanova head coach Joe Godri wins 300th career game in opener of three-game series

04/30/2013

Wildcats Edged By Temple, 7-6

Sciacca had three runs batted in for Villanova

04/13/2013

Ostapeck Strikes Out Career High Nine but Wildcats Fall to Connecticut, 4-1

Senior starting pitcher allowed just one earned run over 7 1/3 innings

03/20/2013

Late Runs Cost Wildcats in 12-5 Loss at Penn

Rambaud had two hits, two stolen bases; Emling drove in three runs

02/11/2013

Baseball Season Preview: Wildcats Keeping Their Options Open

Villanova roster a mix of veterans and younger players, features depth at every position

03/08/2016

Baseball vs. Delaware State

Villanova defeated Delaware State, 2-1, to win its home opener at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on March 8, 2016.

04/12/2015

Baseball vs. Georgetown (4-11-15)

Villanova hosted Georgetown in the second game of a conference series on April 11, 2015.

02/14/2015

Baseball vs. Manhattan

Villanova opened a three-game series with Manhattan on May 9, 2014.

02/14/2015

Baseball vs. St. Peter's

Villanova hosted St. Peter's on March 15, 2014.

05/22/2013

Baseball Senior Day vs. Louisville

Villanova recognized its graduating seniors prior to its home game against Louisville on May 4, 2013.

On Morris: Versatile athlete whose 121 career starts came at four different positions … Was part of the team’s catching rotation and started at both corner outfield positions in addition to designated hitter … Also made starts at seven different positions in the batting order (1-2-5-6-7-8-9) … Possessed excellent on-base skills and reached base in a variety of ways … A classic fit in the Villanova offensive system … As a catcher, managed games effectively and worked well with the pitching staff … Had a strong and accurate throwing arm both behind the plate and in the outfield.

Career: Played in 157 games with 121 career starts … His starts included 50 behind the plate, 30 as the designated hitter, 25 in right field and 16 in left field … Was a .266 (118-for-444) career hitter with a .367 on-base percentage and a .324 slugging percentage … Had 18 doubles, one triples and two home runs to go along with 77 runs scored and 52 runs batted in … Drew 47 walks and was hit by a pitch 26 times, while striking out 102 times in 539 plate appearances … Had 21 stolen bases and was only caught four times … Also collected 19 sacrifice bunts and three sacrifice flies … Owned a career .971 fielding percentage with 428 putouts,72 assists and 15 errors in 515 total chances.

2016: Started all 39 games he played in … Missed three weeks and 13 games early in the year due to an injury … Batted .254 (35-for-138) with a .360 on-base percentage and a .312 slugging percentage … Drew 16 walks and was hit by a pitch eight times … Struck out 28 times in 172 plate appearances … Second on the team with eight sacrifice bunts, and also had two sacrifice flies … Had 23 runs scored, 18 RBI, five doubles and a home run … Stole seven bases in eight tries … Recorded seven multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games … Had two hits, including a double, and tied a season high with three RBI in a win over Fordham … Compiled a .988 fielding percentage while catching and playing the outfield … Totaled 75 putouts, eight assists and one error in 84 fielding chances … Threw out two would-be base stealers; BIG EAST: Started all 18 conference games and hit .250 (17-for-68) with a .358 on-base percentage and a .324 slugging percentage … Tied for second on the team with 14 RBI during conference play … Also had four runs scored, two doubles and his only home run of the season ... Drew eight walks and was hit by a pitch four times … Had five sacrifice bunts … Hit his only home run of the season at Xavier, in a game where he went 1-for-4 with two runs, three RBI and a walk … Had three hits, including a double, in the series opener at Georgetown … Drove in two runs in games against Seton Hall and Creighton.

2015: Saw action in 49 games with 43 starts … Batted .255 (39-for-153) with a .350 on-base percentage and a .359 slugging percentage … Had 23 runs scored and 18 RBI while finishing the year with 11 doubles, one triple and a home run … Drew 16 walks, was hit by a pitch seven times and had 32 strikeouts … Tied for third on the team with 10 stolen bases in 11 tries … Tied for second on the team with six sacrifice bunts and also had one sacrifice fly … Tallied 10 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games … Recorded three hits and two RBI in games against Saint Joseph’s and Bryant … Hit a solo home run at Penn in the semifinal round of the Liberty Bell Classic to help lift Villanova into the championship game … Registered a .951 fielding percentage with 180 putouts, 33 assists and 11 errors while splitting his time between catcher and the outfield; BIG EAST: Started all 18 regular season conference games and hit .246 (14-for-57) with 11 runs scored, four doubles and nine RBI … Posted a .353 on-base percentage versus conference foes thanks to nine walks and one hit by pitch … Struck out just eight times in 72 plate appearances … Stole three bases and had four sacrifice bunts … Had consecutive games with two hits and two RBI against Butler and Seton Hall, including going 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run and the two RBI in the latter of those two games.

2014: Played in 42 games with 33 starts … Batted .299 (35-for-117) with a .414 on-base percentage and a .316 slugging percentage … Ranked second on the team in on-base percentage and was third in batting … Scored 25 runs, had 14 RBI and hit two doubles … Drew 14 walks, was hit by a pitch nine times and had 29 strikeouts … Stole three bases in five tries … Tallied five sacrifice bunts … Recorded 10 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games … Had a career-high four hits, including a double, to go along with a run scored and two RBI against Connecticut … Reached base safely in 10 straight games from April 26 through May 17 and had a .500 on-base percentage during that stretch … Recorded 155 putouts, 23 assists and three errors for a .983 fielding percentage while catching and playing both second base and in the outfield; BIG EAST: Saw action in 17 conference games with 15 starts … Batted .288 (15-for-52) with 10 runs scored, four RBI and a .403 on-base percentage … Drew five walks, was hit by a pitch five times and had 17 strikeouts … Had three stolen bases without being caught and tallied two sacrifice bunts … Went 2-for-5 with a walk, a stolen base and a career-high three runs scored against Georgetown … Was 4-for-10 with four runs, three RBI, three walks and two stolen bases in that three-game series … Had consecutive multi-hit games in a series against Butler.

2013: Appeared in 27 games with six starts … Started five times behind the plate and once as the designated hitter but was also used defensively at first base, second base and in the outfield … Batted .250 (9-for-36) on the year with six runs scored and two runs batted in … Walked once and was hit by a pitch twice, while striking out 13 times … Had one stolen base in his only attempt … Singled against Penn for his first hit of the season … Went 1-for-2 and threw out a would-be base stealer in a win over Saint Peter’s … Pinch ran and had a stolen base in a win over La Salle … Played flawless defense with 18 putouts, eight assists and no errors; BIG EAST: Played in 12 games with four starts against conference opponents … Hit .250 (6-for-24) with six runs scored and two runs batted in … Walked once, was hit by a pitch once and struck out nine times … Went 2-for-4 against Connecticut … Had two hits, a walk and an RBI versus Georgetown … Appeared in the first two games of the Georgetown series and was 2-for-6 with two runs, two RBI, a walk and a hit by pitch.

Hinsdale South High School: Lettered four years in baseball and one year each in football and indoor track … Was the baseball team MVP as a freshman and was named the top hitter on the team as both a freshman and a senior … Named to the West Suburban All-Conference team each year from his freshman through junior seasons … Selected to the IHSA All-Area squad as both a junior and a senior while earning IHSA All-State accolades his senior year … Chosen as the Male Senior Athlete of the Year at his high school … Member of the National Honor Society and was an executive board member … Graduated with honors and in the top 10 percent of his graduating class … Presented with the J. Kyle Braid Leadership Award.

Personal: Born 10/20/93 in Willowbrook, Ill. … Older of two children of Ezekiel and Adrena Morris … Has a younger sister, Andra … Father played football in college at Upper Iowa University and was a safety … Chose to attend Villanova for the opportunity to play baseball at an outstanding academic school … Comprehensive Science major.

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