Updated: July 24, 2012
2012: Named a Brooks Wallace Award quarterfinalist (5/3) ... Made 52 starts, all at shortstop … Posted 17 multi-hit games (second on the team), including two games with three … Also had 10 multi-run (second) and nine multi-RBI (third) games … Had a nine-game hitting streak during the season and reached base in 15 straight contests … Batted .275 with 55 hits (third), including 12 doubles (third) and one home run for 70 total bases and a .350 slugging percentage … Scored 32 runs and drove in 34 (tied for third) … Drew 20 walks (fourth), had a .344 on-base percentage, and was 4-for-6 on stolen base attempts … Finished the season as the 55th Toughest to Strikeout in the NCAA (14.3) … In the Kennesaw State Tournament (2/17-19), had an RBI in the season opener against Bradley (2/17), had two hits and an RBI against the Owls that night, had a single and scored two runs against the Braves (2/18), and had a fourth hit against the hosts on Sunday (2/19) ... Notched his first double of the year at Coastal Carolina (2/25) ... Also had a hit against George Mason (2/25) and Iowa (2/26) ... Had two hits, including a two-RBI double, at High Point (2/28) ... In four-game series with Yale (3/3-4), had eight hits total (two in each game), walked four times, scored six times and drove in six runs ... Had two two-hit games in Virginia series (3/9-11), while scoring twice and driving in one ... Had four hits, four runs and one RBI combined versus Radford (3/13) and Wagner (3/14) ... Combined for two hits, both doubles, two runs, two walks and one RBI in Cornell series (3/20-21) ...Had three hits, including an RBI double, in the Duke series (3/23-25) ... Hit a double and a two-RBI single and also stole a base at James Madison (3/27) ... Had three hits, including a double, an RBI and a run scored at Florida State series (3/30-4/1) ... Tied then career-high with three RBI against Wofford (4/3) ... In the Boston College series (4/6-8), had five hits including a double and a pair of sacrifice bunts, scored three times and drove in five total, including a career-high four on Saturday ... Tied new career-high with four RBI at Radford (4/10) on three hits, including a three-run home run and a double, and scored three times ... Came one assist shy of tying a Tech single-game record for assists by a shortstop in the Sunday game versus Miami (4/15) ... Had two hits, two runs, two RBI and a stolen base at Wake Forest (4/21-G1) ... In second game, drew a pair of walks, had a hit and scored a run ... Scored a pair of runs in the Maryland series (4/27-29) ... Had an RBI, two runs scored and a single against VMI (5/2) ... Hit a double, stole a base and scored two runs, including the game-winner in Tech’s walk-off win over Liberty (5/15).
2011: One of two players to start all 55 games – 54 at third and one at shortstop … Posted 10 multi-hit games, including five games with three hits and one with four … Also had five multi-run games and five multi-RBI games, one with three … Had a nine-game hitting streak and reached base in 16 straight … Batted .253 with 45 hits, including nine doubles and one home run for 57 total bases and a .320 slugging percentage … Scored 29 runs and drove in 20 … Drew 14 walks, was hit by a team-high 10 pitches for a .337 on-base percentage … Was 2-for-2 on stolen base attempts … Led the team with 14 sacrifice hits, which was 38th in the nation … Scored a run in each of the first nine games ... Drove in one versus Tennessee Tech (2/19) ... Had a multi-hit game versus Niagara (2/26-G1) ... Drove in a run against Bryant (3/5-G1) ... Scored two runs at Florida Atlantic (3/8) ... Had three hits in Hartford doubleheader (3/16) and had two RBI in each game ... Had two sacrifice hits against North Carolina (3/20) ... Hit a 10th-inning, two-out, bases-loaded double to lift Tech to a 9-6 win at Liberty (3/22) ... Had two hits and drove in one versus Radford (3/29) ... Had three sacrifice bunts in Wake Forest series (4/8-10), while being hit by a pitch in one game (4/8) and drawing a walk and scoring a run in another (4/10-G1) ... Collected a pair of hits and scored a run, drove in another at Radford (4/13) ... Had a season-high three-hit game versus Florida State (4/16) with a double and two runs scored ... Scored two more runs the next day (4/17) versus the Seminoles ... Had two hits - both doubles - and knocked in two at ETSU (4/19) ... Had a hit and scored a run in all three games at Maryland (4/22-24), including a pair of runs and an RBI on Sunday ... Had two hits, scored a run and knocked in the game winner in the ninth versus NC A&T (4/26) ... Extended his streak of scoring a run or driving one in to 12 straight games with two RBI and two runs scored in Duke series (4/29-1) ... That effort included a career-high four hits on Friday, and a pair of doubles ... Knocked in a run and also singled versus James Madison (5/8) ... Hit a double and scored a run versus Clemson (5/14-G2) … In Georgia Tech series (5/19-21), had three hits in the first game and had two hits, two RBI and two runs scored in game two, including hitting his only home run of the year.
2009 – 2010 (at Cypress College): Was on the Chargers’ roster … In two seasons, started and played in all but one game … Had 106 hits, 28 doubles, two triples and six home runs, while driving in 60 runs and scoring 68 times in 88 games … As a sophomore, batted .343 with a .418 on-base percentage and a .544 slugging percentage … In 2009, hit his first collegiate home run in his first game versus Palomar College (1/27) … Had 32 multi-hit games, including a career-high three hits six times … Had 15 multi-RBI games including a career-high five once and four twice … Scored at least two runs 14 times, including a career-high three four times … In 2010, had a 18-game hitting streak from Feb. 13 through March 23 and batted .434 in the stretch.
High School: Was a three-year letter winner for Paramount under Coach Cameron Chinn, helping the team to a pair of league titles … Awarded the 2008 San Gabriel League MVP as a senior … Earned second-team all-San Gabriel League as a sophomore and first team after senior season … Was named the team’s MVP as a senior and the offensive player of the year as a sophomore and junior … Named the school’s athlete of the year as a senior.
Personal: Johnathan Scott Morales … Born 8/31/90 in Long Beach, Calif. … Son of Luis and Rocio Morales … Enrolled in sociology.