|Rick Morales 10
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:
What I like most about Siena College:
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:
If I could travel anywhere, I would go to:
Sport/position I always wanted to try is:
New York Yankees
Type of ice cream:
Morales Career Bests
Debut: at Tulane (2-19-12)
First win: at Brown (4-4-12)
Strikeouts: 3 - at Liberty (2-26-12)
MORALES' CAREER STATS