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Tanner Morris

190 lbs.
Crozet, Va.
The Miller School
High School
Tanner Morris - Baseball - Virginia Cavaliers

• Third Team All-ACC honoree at shortstop
• Selected in the fifth round (147th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays as a draft eligible sophomore
• Was included on the Brooks Wallace award watch list
• Started all 56 games of the 2019 season and the final 85 games of his Cavalier career at shortstop
• Led UVA in batting average (.345), runs (56), hits (77), doubles (21), home runs (5), walks (41), slugging percentage (.507) and on-base percentage (.452)
• His .345 average at the plate was the seventh-highest in the ACC
• Hit .370 in league play, third highest average among ACC counterparts, with 31 runs scored,  12 doubles, two home runs and 18 RBI
• His 21 doubles were the fourth most in the ACC and was tied for the sixth-highest single-season total in UVA history
• Batted in the leadoff spot in 31 of the final 32 games of the season
• Led the Cavaliers with 24 multi-hit games, including eight, three-hit performances
• Drove in a career-high, six runs and homered twice in a 3-for-4, three-run effort against Wagner on March 4
• Reached base safely in the first 15 games of the season and finished the year reaching in 16-straight

• Named a Cape Cod League All-Star and the Harwich Mariners Team MVP in the summer of 2018
• Started 50 of the 51 games in which he appeared (48 at SS, 2 at DH)
• One of two freshmen in the ACC to start at SS, fourth freshman SS under Brian O’Connor
• ACC All-Freshman Team
• Listed on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Posted the team’s second-highest batting average (.298) and led the team with 31 walks
• Scored 38 runs (second most on the team) including four against Virginia Tech on April 6
• Batted in the leadoff spot in 40 games, including the final 28
• Tied for second on the club with 15 multi-hit games
• Put together four-hit performances against Radford (April 11) and Georgia Tech (May 11)
• Reached base in 16-straight games from April 9-16
• Delivered a walk-off, sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth against JMU on March 14
• Hit his first career homer on March 6 against Davidson
Hit a two-run homer against Liberty on April 18 as part of a 2-for-4, two run, two RBI day

• Five-time All-State honoree (second-team honoree in 2013 and 2014, first-team in 2015, 2016 and 2017)
• Led Miller School to 2017 VISAA Division II state championship
• Competed in Area Code Games and East Coast Pro
• Coached by former MLB standout Billy Wagner at The Miller School
• Played locally at St. Annes-Belfield School before transferring prior to junior year
• Also played shortstop for EvoShield Canes

• Son of George and Lauren Morris
• Has one older brother, Parker, and two younger sisters, Carter and Wynter