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 SOPHMORE: Made 11 appearances and seven starts... Started season 0-2, but finished strong posting 3-2 record in final 25.2 innings pitched... Strung two strong back-to-back outings together in wins over NYIT (4/9) and Holy Cross (4/24) giving up only one earned run in each start.
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 showed some improvement last season over his freshman year, but still has room for improvement. There is a lot of room to grow for a pitcher who has an electric arm. The staff is hoping for a break out year as Rick has a high ceiling, and if he has that breakout season, he will be a major force on the staff."
GETTING TO KNOW RICK MORALES:
Major: Finance Twitter Handle: @RickMorales10 What I like most about Siena College: Family atmosphere Another Siena sport I follow: Siena Golf, Basketball Best moment of the previous season: The streak of 10 wins in a row. My hobbies are: Fishing/Golfing If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Spain Sport/position I always wanted to try is: Synchronized swimming
Sports Team: New York Yankees Type of ice cream: Vanilla Phone app: Snapchat Animal: Tiger Pro athlete: Mariano Rivera Number: 10
Morales Career Bests Debut: at Tulane (2-19-12) First win: at Brown (4-4-12) Strikeouts: 3 - at Liberty (2-26-12)