Morrison Named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
June 8, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU baseball freshman right-hander Preston Morrison has been named a Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger. It's the third straight season the Horned Frogs have produced a Freshman All-American.
Morrison has put together a solid collegiate debut season, becoming the first player in Mountain West history to earn the league's Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year in the same campaign. In 21 appearances, he has made 10 starts and leads the team with a 9-1 record. Morrison paces the squad with 109 1/3 innings pitched and has fanned 71 batters while walking just 11. Opponents are hitting just .212 against him this season.
He is the 12th freshman under the guidance of head coach Jim Schlossnagle to earn freshman All-American accolades. He joins an impressive list of former Frogs who have been tabbed Freshmen All-Americans. Royce Huffman was the first Frog to earn the honor in 1996. In 2004, Chad Huffman, Shelby Ford and German Duran were the first to be honored in the Jim Schlossnagle era. Also honored were Matt McGuirk (2005), Andrew Walker (2005), Sean Hoelscher (2008), Trent Appleby (2008), Matt Purke (2010), Josh Elander (2010), Andrew Mitchell (2011) and Stefan Crichton (2011).