GENERAL: A hard-throwing right-hander from South Florida whose fastball has been clocked in the upper-80's...Also possesses a sharp curveball and good size.
AS A FRESHMAN: Made nine appearances, posting a 1-2 record with a 10.07 ERA in 19.2 innings of work...Closed the season strong, allowing no runs in his final two appearances of year (at Bryant 5/1 and vs. Fairfield 5/12)...Walked 18 batters, hit 11 and struck out 10.
BEFORE SIENA: A three-year starter at Chaminade...Went 7-2 with three saves as a junior.
ROSSI ON MORALES: "Rick struggled with command most of last year. He throws the ball hard with a good breaking pitch. He works very hard, and once he harnesses those pitches where he can throw strikes in any situation he will be a pitcher to be reckoned with. Once he figures out the strike zone he should be a major contributor."
GETTING TO KNOW RICK MORALES:
Twitter Handle: @RickMorales10
What I like most about Siena College: The small class sizes and family atmosphere.
My favorite spot on campus is: The townhouses.
My best Siena baseball moment has been: Making my debut in Tulane.
My most embarrassing sports moment: When I was five years old and I ran to third instead of first base.
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be: The Bachelor
Pizza Topping: BBQ Chicken
Season: Baseball season
Day of the week: Friday
Movie: The Dark Knight trilogy
Book: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Morales Career Bests Debut: at Tulane (2-19-12) First win: at Brown (4-4-12) Strikeouts: 3 - at Liberty (2-26-12)