Position
Catcher
Height
5'7
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Edmond, Okla.
Major
Sport Commerce
B/T
R
High School
Santa Fe HS

2012 Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team 

SENIOR SEASON (2012)
Notched 38 appearances which included 37 starts at the catcher position … Tallied a .185 batting average (15-for-81) with one home run and 11 RBIs … One of six players to garner double figure RBIs … Recorded 18 career sacrifice hits to rank in a ninth-place tie on LSU’s all-time list … Picked up her first hit of the season versus Louisiana Tech (Feb. 12) … Belted a two-run single to cap a five-run first inning against Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 21) … Provided both RBIs which included a solo homer during LSU’s 2-0 victory over McNeese State (Feb. 26) … Secured Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team accolades … Added a RBI on a hit batter to conclude LSU’s eight-run third inning versus Mississippi State (March 16) … Was 1-for-3 with a RBI against Nicholls State (April 4) … Limited opponents to a 76 percent stolen base ratio (38-for-50) and put a close to a pair of impressive stolen base streaks during SEC action … Ended Alabama’s Jennifer Fenton NCAA-record 74-base run (April 7) and stopped Tennessee’s Raven Chavanne streak of 40 consecutive steals (April 15) … The 12 runners caught stealing were tied for sixth among SEC catchers … Her RBI single in the sixth inning put the finishing touches on LSU’s 4-0 win over Ole Miss (April 20) … Caught all 15 innings of LSU’s 1-0 setback versus No. 12 Georgia (April 27) … Served as LSU’s starting catcher for seven of the nine NCAA postseason games, including all three outings at the Women’s College World Series (May 31-June 2) … Cranked a RBI double as part of a two RBIs effort at No. 9 national seed Missouri (May 26) to open the NCAA Columbia Super Regional … Belted a two-run single to give LSU a 2-0 edge on No. 1 national seed California (May 31) during the second inning at the WCWS.

JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
Tallied 43 appearances, including 37 starts split between catcher (23) and designated player (14) … LSU won 10 of 14 games when Russell started at designated player … Teamed with Lauren Houston to limit opponents to 51 stolen bases and throw out 13 runners from the catcher position … Batted .202 (20-for-99) with 11 RBIs … One of seven Tigers to record double digit RBIs … Opened the season on a career-long five-game hitting streak (Feb. 11-18) … Went 1-for-3 with a two-run double during season debut against Bowling Green (Feb. 11) … Added a RBI double versus Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 16) … Platted two runs on a single as part of a seven-run third inning against McNeese State (Feb. 23) … Strung together hits in three consecutive games (March 23-April 2) … Connected for a pinch-hit RBI groundout to cap 2-0 victory and series sweep over No. 1 Alabama (April 10) … Reached base in 13 of her 16 outings (April 22-May 22) … Matched a career-high three hits with a RBI against South Carolina (May 7) … Posted a two-run single to end a six-run third inning during regular season finale versus South Carolina (May 8) … Recorded 18 putouts, second-most for a single game in program history, against Syracuse (May 20) at NCAA College Station Regional. 

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Made 51 appearances and checked in with 42 starts at catcher … Batted .230 (23-for-100) with a home run and drove home all 14 of her RBIs after March 5 … Her 280 putouts ranked 10th in the SEC … Mowed down five runners attempting to steal and limited LSU’s opponents only totaled 34 stolen bases for the season … Knocked a two-run double as a pinch hitter against South Alabama (March 5) … Went 2-for-2 with two RBIs against Syracuse (March 7) … Pieced together a four-game hitting streak (March 20-31) started by a two-run double during the Auburn series opener (March 20) … Ripped a RBI-single through the left side for a 2-1 walkoff win to open the Mississippi State series (April 10) … Coaxed a bases loaded walk in the first inning of the series opener versus No. 8 Georgia (April 29) … Provided a 1-for-2 effort with two RBIs in LSU’s 3-0 game two victory at No. 18 Tennessee (May 8) … Connected for her first career home run and smashed a RBI-single during LSU’s 9-1 semifinal with over No. 5 Florida (May 14) at the SEC Tournament … Was 1-for-8 at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (May 21-22) … Garnered a season-best 11 putouts against No. 20 Texas A&M (May 22).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
Saw action in 47 games and made 43 starts at catcher … Recorded double digit putouts on five occasions, including a career-best 13 against No. 5 Texas A&M (Feb. 13) and game one at Mississippi State (March 21) … Scored her first career run after drawing a walk in season opener against UAB (Feb. 5) … Notched her first career hit on a two-run single against Texas State (Feb. 21) … Knocked a bases clearing double to put finished touches on an 11-0 victory over UAB (Feb. 22) … Scored game-winning run on a wild pitch in seventh inning of 4-3 win over Baylor (March 11) … Turned in her first multi-hit effort with a 2-for-3 performance at No. 8 Georgia (March 14) … Went 2-for-4 in series finale against No. 13 Tennessee (April 5) … Started all four NCAA Tempe Regional games knocking hits in victories over Cal State Fullerton (May 15) and No. 9 Arizona State (May 16).

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner for Rhonda Lawson at Edmond Sante Fe High School in Oklahoma … Team won four regional championships and was a four-time state finalist appearing in the 2006 state championship game … Named All-Edmond Co-Player of the Year, All-Region and All-State as a senior after batting .402 with 22 doubles and 27 RBIs … Three-time All-Edmond and All-Conference pick … Played in Oklahoma Coaches Association All-Star Game … Member of Principal and Superintendent Honor Rolls … Played club softball with the Oklahoma Ultimate Gold.

PERSONAL
Full name is Morgan Shea Russell … Daughter of Brad and Angela Russell … Has one sister, Chelsea (24) and one brother, Garrett (15) … Father played baseball at Oklahoma State from 1978-79 … Majoring in sports administration with a commerce concentration … Born on Nov. 24, 1989 in Austin, Texas.

 

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