42 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

Experience:
SR

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: One of the team's leaders on and off the field ... A versatile player who can catch and play the outfield while making consistent offensive contributions ... Has excellent on-base skills and is a good fit for the Villanova offensive system ... As a catcher does a terrific job of managing games and working with the pitching staff ... Presents a good target and has a strong throwing arm ... Possesses outstanding speed both defensively in the outfield and on the bases.

Career: Has played in 118 games with 82 starts in three seasons ... A career .271 (83-for-306) hitter with 54 runs scored, 34 runs batted in, 13 doubles, one triple and one home run ... Has a .371 on-base percentage and a .330 slugging percentage ... His offensive totals include 31 walks and 18 hit by pitch while striking out 74 times ... Has 14 stolen bases while being caught just three times ... Has tallied 11 sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly ... Owns a career .968 fielding percentage with 353 putouts, 64 assists and 14 errors.

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 (19) ... 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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