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#26 Morgan Cummins Season 2020

Sarasota, Fla.
High School
Lakewood Ranch HS

2020 SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 24)
2019 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Started in 25 games and made 30 appearances at the backstop position … Registered a .277 batting average, 18 hits, nine RBI, seven runs, five doubles, and two home runs … Had a 10-game reached base streak and five-game hitting streak this season … Logged a season-high two hits four times and drove in a season-high three RBI behind two doubles against Stephen F. Austin on Feb. 25 … Recorded a .994 fielding percentage with 137 putouts, 18 assists and one error in 156 chances.

Started 41 games and appeared in 46 behind the plate … Picked up 18 hits in 97 plate appearances, tallying one double and five home runs … Drove in 15 runs and drew six walks … Recorded 210 putouts and 13 assists in 227 chances … Caught five base runners trying to steal … Went 2-for-2 in an early non-conference game against Alabama with two singles to left field … Hit home runs in three consecutive games during the Kentucky series April 23-25 and tallied eight RBI in action that weekend … Had a four-game hitting streak that began on April 17 against NC State … Collected four hits in that span … In the winner’s bracket matchup of the Baton Rouge regional, she went 2-for-4 with two singles and an RBI against the Ragin’ Cajuns.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2020) – Season was cut short due to the coronavirus
Saw action in 19 games with 17 starts behind the plate for the Tigers … Had the third-best batting average on the team at .400 … Tallied 18 hits with seven doubles and four home runs for 21 RBI … Her .822 slugging percentage was ranked seventh in the SEC … Also ranked 11th in doubles with seven … Finished with a .436 on-base percentage … Ranked third in the nation and first in the SEC with four sac flies … Earned her first SEC Player of the Week honor on Feb. 24 after leading the Tigers at the plate with a .714 batting average and 14 RBI … That weekend she had a 1.571 slugging percentage and a .583 on-base percentage with five runs scored, three doubles and two walks … Her first career home run came on Feb. 14 against Samford which was the first of two back-to-back home runs with teammate Taylor Tidwell … Hit a go-ahead home run against No. 13 ULL on Feb. 16 … Hit her first career grand slam on Feb. 21 against Sam Houston State … Had a career-high of six total bases on two occasions (ULL Feb. 16, Sam Houston State Feb. 21) … Tallied a career-high six RBI in win over Sam Houston State on Feb. 21 … Had an eight-game hitting streak from Feb. 8 to Feb. 22 … Had two hits on five different occasions … Finished the year with back-to-back 2-for-3 performances against Illinois State and South Alabama, respectively … Finished with 98 putouts and had seven assists on the year without an error.

Played in 47 games with 25 starts on the season as the catcher for the Tigers … Had a .977 fielding percentage … She totaled 122 putouts on the year, recording 10-plus putouts on two occasions … Had four hits on 15 at-bats and scored three runs for LSU … Recorded three hits and two RBI against Iowa in the Tiger Classic … Tallied a season-high 14 putouts against Lamar (March 20).

A three-time letterman at Lakewood Ranch High School in Sarasota, Florida, who was recently ranked 131st in the FloSoftball Hot 200 … The three-time All-State player hit .394 with eight home runs and a .734 slugging percentage to lead her team to a 27-3 record and a regional final … Led her team to the regional semifinal as a sophomore after hitting .324 with four home runs and 32 RBI … Also earned Defensive Most Valuable Player that season … the 5-8 catcher hit .363 with 24 RBI and a home run, which helped lead her team to the district quarterfinal … Cummings is currently on the Senior Advisory Board at Lakewood Ranch … She also has participated in weightlifting for two years … During the summertime, she plays for the Sarasota Heat and Georgia Impact, coached by Mark Dover and Patrick Lewis, respectively

Full name is Morgan Connor Cummins, born on Jan. 28, 2000 in Sarasota, Fla … Parents names are Tony and Stacy Cummins … Has two sisters Noelle Cummins and Kristen Leahr … Plans to major in kinesiology.

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