SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — Ashley Morris played his high school and college baseball right here in the coastal empire and low country.
The former Calvary Day standout would go on to have a solid four-year career at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Now, Morris has his sights set on the professional diamond.
Since his college career came to an end a couple weeks back, Morris has been bust getting ready for what comes next, a shot at playing professionally.
“I’m just working every day trying to get ready for whatever happens,” says Morris.
The All Sun Conference shortstop getting plenty of attention from Major League scouts these days. Batting just under .400 with a team-best eight homeruns and 57 RBI’s will get you looks. In addition to those impressive numbers, Morris would set the Sand Sharks record for hits and runs in a single season.
“You just have to get one person to like you,” adds Morris. “I just play my game and hopefully I’ll get the call.”
Morris not only getting attention and invited to workout for Major League teams with his bat, he’s pretty good with the leather too. Morris was named to the conference Gold Glove team as a senior. He turned 170 assists and had 84 putouts from his shortstop postition.
“It will certainly be surreal if I do get that call,” says Morris. “Hopefully all this work I’ve put in will pay off.”
The 2015 Major League Baseball Draft is set for June 8-10.