|High School:||Bellevue HS|
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008: Saw action in five contests ... had his first collegiate at bat in the Season Opener against Utah Valley (Feb. 22), registering one RBI ... scored his first collegiate run in game two against Cal Poly (Mar. 22) ... served as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement at first base against Gonzaga (Apr. 11)
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Bellevue High School in Bellevue, Wash. ... played first and third base ... helped his team to a 15-1 overall record and a first place league finish in 2007 ... received Seattle Post-Intelligence and Seattle Times All-State honors as a senior ... hit .441 with five home runs, seven doubles ... produced a .938 slugging percentage and a .600 OBP ... named first-team all-league as a junior in 2006 ... posted an OBP of .469 and an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 1.151 ... hit .341 on the year with three home runs following a sophomore campaign in 2005 in which he hit .385 ... was also named to the Class of 2007 Area Code team with the Washington Nationals club team.
PERSONAL: Born in Bellevue, Wash. ... son of Todd and Christine Morton ... enjoys working out, watching TV and movies and listening to music ... would like to play professional baseball.