Ten UT Arlington seniors are also playing their final games at Clay Gould Ballpark.
Appeared in 27 games, pitching 28.2 innings as a relief pitcher... led the team in ERA (1.57)... compiled a 2-1 record, two saves... held opposing batters to a .216 batting average and struck out 27 batters... allowed only one earned run in first 22 appearances... struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings against Houston (2/18)... pitched 3.1 scoreless innings to record first win over Wichita State (3/6)... pitched 2.0 scoreless innings against TCU (3/8)... pitched 2.0 scoreless innings and struck out two to notch first save against Sam Houston State University (3/12)... struck out two in 1.0 inning against Texas A&M (3/30)... struck out one in 1.0 scoreless innings against Nichols (4/3)... struck out two to record second save of season against Houston Baptist (4/26)... pitched 2.0 scoreless innings in a Mavericks win against Stephen F. Austin (4/29).
Chandler/Gilbert Community College
Transferred to UT Arlington after playing two seasons at Chandler/Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Ariz. for coach Russ Luce... named the 2009 CGCC Pitcher of the Year... appeared in 18 games, making 13 starts while compiling a 6-2 record with a 3.61 ERA, striking out 57 in 72.1 IP as a sophomore... appeared in 20 games (one start) as a freshman, going 0-3 with a 2.62 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 48 IP... allowed just one home run in two seasons.
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Chandler (Ariz.) High School for head coach Jon Watson... named first-team All-Region and honorable mention All-State as a senior... also tabbed honorable mention All-Region as a junior... led team to regional championship as a junior... played for the Bisbee (Ariz.) Copper Kings.
Son of Javier and Connie Morales... has one brother, J.J.... born May 13, 1990... a business major at UT Arlington.