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04-24-2017, 03:52 PM
Morgan Picks Up More National Awards

Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and WCC; USA Baseballís Gold Standard Performance

April 24, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash.óAfter another 15-strikeout performance April 21 at Portland, junior RHP Eli Morgan is garnering further national recognition.

For the third time this year, Morgan was named one of Collegiate Baseballís National Players of the Week, and heís once again up for USA Baseballís Golden Spikes Gold Standard Performance. Fans may vote for Morgan through the organizationís poll on the @USAGoldenSpikes Twitter account.

Also, Morgan picked up his fifth Rawlings WCC Pitcher of the Week honors. Heís won all of those conference honors in just the last eight weeks.

Against the Pilots last Friday, Morgan was once again masterful, tying both a season and a career-high with 15 strikeouts while just allowing three hits in eight scoreless innings of work. He became just the second Division I pitcher turn in multiple 15-strikeout outings this season and moved up to a tie for third in the country with 95 total strikeouts. Heís now 7-1 on the year with a 2.34 ERA. Opponents are hitting just .192 off the Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., native.

Morgan and the Bulldogs have one more road trip Ė a Tuesday, April 25 game at Washington State in Pullman Ė before returning home for a 10-game homestand to end WCC play. That stretch will begin April 28-30 against Saint Maryís at Patterson Baseball Complex & Washington Trust Field.

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