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    Michael Morales
    Michael Morales

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Anaheim, Calif.

    High School:
    Loara

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 190

    Position:
    Outfield

    Birthdate:
    01/30/1980

    Bats/Throws:
    Right/Right

    2002: Morales either can be a starter or valuable reserve outfielder as a 2002 junior...his speed also can be used in a pinch-running role late in the game.

    MIKE GILLESPIE SAYS: "Michael is a great success story. He is a great leader and very bright. He is a mature guy and is one of our best base stealers and defensive players on the team. He should definitely be considered as a starter."

    2001: Morales was a valuable hitter off the bench in his 2001 sophomore season...batted .414 (12-for-29)...started in four of 32 games...went 1-for-2 against Tennessee on June 12 at the College World Series...on Feb. 18 at UCLA, his single to right in the top of the 11th proved to be the game-winner in a 5-4 victory against the Bruins.

    2000: Morales served as a team manager for the Trojans and traveled with the team to Omaha for the College World Series.

    1999: Morales attended USC, but did not play baseball.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He earned 1998 first team All-Empire League honors at Loara High in Anaheim (Calif.)...participated in the North/South Orange County All-Star Game...also played as a quarterback and cornerback for the football team, where he was named as the Empire League Most Valuable Player...also played in the North/South Orange County All-Star Football Game...member of the Dean's List and All-Academic team.

    PERSONAL: Majoring in business...his father was a USC graduate...birthdate is Jan. 30, 1980.

    MORALES' CAREER STATISTICS
    YEAR	        G-GS	AVG	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	SB-SBA	BB	SO
    2001 (So.)	32-4	.414	29	7	12	1	0	0	5	1-2	4	4