Career & Game-by-Game Stats
Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 21 & March 7)... InsidePitching.com Great Lakes Pitcher of the Week (March 7)... Big East-Big Ten Challenge All-Tournament Team... CollegeBaseball360.com Primetime Performer (Feb. 21)... Morgan pitched 13 games, all as a starting pitcher... started the opening game of every weekend in which he was healthy... missed two starts in March due to a finger injury but returned for the start of the Big Ten play and started every weekend the rest of the year... led the team in wins (6), starts (13) and strikeouts (65) while ranking second in innings pitched (72)... Purdue went 11-2 in the games he started, losing only the openers of the Minnesota and Michigan State series... recorded his 200th career strikeout in the series-opening win against Illinois, becoming the eighth pitcher in program history to reach the benchmark... his 37 strikeouts in Big Ten play ranked ninth in the conference... was essentially equally tough on left- (.242) and right-hander (.259) hitters... earned Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors for his 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball in the season-opening win against Connecticut and his complete-game shutout at Lipscomb... also impressed with eight innings of two-run ball in the Big Ten Tournament win against Penn State... also won starts against Michigan, Penn State (regular season) and Illinois... struck out a season-high 10 at Lipscomb, posting his third career double-figure strikeout performance... pitched at least six innings, allowing no more than three runs, in each of his four starts at home... finished the year with a 2.55 ERA and .255 batting average against at Lambert Field... worked six shutout innings in the series-opening win against Michigan, leading Purdue to its first shutout win against the Wolverines since 1993... Big East/Big Ten Challenge (Feb. 18-20): gave up only three hits while striking out five in his 5 2/3 shutout innings against a UConn team that went on to win the BIG EAST regular-season title and the Clemson Regional... at Morehead State (Feb. 26-27): was unable to make it out of the fifth inning, not factoring in the decision in a game in which the opposition scored six unearned runs... at Lipscomb (March 4-6): in his standout performance of the season, needed only 108 pitches to throw his three-hit complete game shutout; struck out 10 while leading Purdue to a 1-0 win... at Tennessee-Martin (March 11-13): had to leave the game in the third inning due to a strained finger tendon; did not factor in the decision after working 2 1/3 innings of one-run ball... at Minnesota (April 1-2): returned from injury in time for the Big Ten opener at Target Field, suffering the loss after giving up six runs over 4 1/3 innings... Michigan (April 8-10): returned to early season form while handcuffing Michigan over six innings of four-hit ball, striking out eight... at Penn State (April 15-17): did not give up a hit until the fifth inning, working six innings of two-run ball and earning the win thanks to some help from the bullpen... at Northwestern (April 23-24): his poorest start in Big Ten play (3 IP, 7 H, 7 R) did not cost him a loss after Purdue rallied to win the back-and-forth affair... Indiana (April 30-May 1): worked 6 1/3 innings of three-run ball but did not factor in the decision as Purdue went on to win in extra innings... at Michigan State (May 6-8): kept the Spartans off the scoreboard until the fifth inning, but was tagged with the loss after giving up six runs over five innings... Illinois (May 13-15): pitched six innings of one-run ball to earn the win, recording his 200th career strikeout while fanning five total... Iowa (May 19-21): kept Purdue in the game with 6 1/3 innings of three-run ball, striking out nine; did not factor in the decision after the Boilers rallied for five in the eighth inning to win the game... at Big Ten Tournament (May 25-27): gave up a two-run single in the first inning but responded with seven consecutive scoreless frames, striking out eight and helping Purdue advance to the second round... Big Ten Rankings: fourth in strikeouts and fifth in batting average against... Purdue All-Time Rankings: fourth in strikeouts, fourth/fifth in strikeouts per nine innings, ninth in strikeout-to-walk ratio, 12th in innings pitched and winning percentage.
Morgan pitched in 14 games and started 10 times, making a start in each of the first nine weekends of the season as well as the Big Ten Tournament opener against Iowa ... ranked second on the team in starts, innings and strikeouts ... recorded a 3-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio and averaged over nine strikeouts per nine innings ... surrendered only one home run in 36 innings pitched in Big Ten play ... went 2-0 with a .255 batting average against in March ... struck out a career-high 14 over 7 2/3 innings in his win at Ohio, recording the most Ks by a Purdue pitcher since 2002 ... Big East/Big Ten Challenge (Feb. 26-March 1): worked seven shutouts innings against Cincinnati, striking out nine and giving up only four singles his best outing of the season; settled for a no decision after the Bearcats rallied in the ninth inning ... at Southern Illinois (March 5-7): started the middle game of the series, giving up five runs over 5 1/3 innings while striking out five ... at Evansville Tournament (March 12-14): started the game against Morehead State, taking a no decision after failing to strikeout a batter for the only time in 2010 ... at Ohio (March 19-20): dominated the Bobcats in the series finale to earn his first win of the season, giving up only two runs on six hits while fanning 14 over 7 2/3 innings ... Chicago State (March 26-27): earned a win in the series finale with seven innings of one-run ball ... Minnesota (April 2-4): put together his top performance of Big Ten play in the series finale, striking out seven over 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball; settled for a no decision ... at Michigan (April 9-11): started the series finale, working 3 1/3 innings and suffering his first loss of the season in the rubber game ... Penn State (April 16-18): won the middle game of the series by giving up three earned runs over six innings and striking out six ... Northwestern (April 24-25): started game two of the doubleheader split, striking out seven over six innings but giving up six runs in the loss ... at Indiana (April 30-May 2): appeared out of the bullpen in the middle game of the series, working 3 2/3 innings and strikeout five ... Michigan State (May 8-10): again pitched in relief in the middle game of the series, four of the five he recorded over an inning and two thirds coming via the strikeout in a Purdue win... at Illinois (May 14-16): worked in long relief in the middle game of the series, pitching 3 1/3 innings of the shutout loss ... at Iowa (May 21-22): put together his top relief appearance in the middle game of the series, working 4 1/3 innings of one-run relief while striking out five ... Big Ten Tournament (May 26-28): earned the start against Iowa in the tourney opener thanks to his outing during the final regular-season weekend; gave up two earned runs over four innings and did not factor in the decision ... Big Ten Rankings: fifth in strikeouts ... Purdue Single-Season Rankings: fourth/eighth in strikeouts per nine innings (9.17) among pitchers that worked 30/60 innings; 10th in strikeouts.
Appeared in 13 games, making 12 starts ... Went 6-5 with a 4.75 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings pitched ... Won five rubber games in tied Big Ten series ... Big East/Big Ten Challenge (Feb. 20-22): Allowed three runs on seven hits in a no-decision effort against Michigan. Struck out four and walked three over five innings ... at Texas State (March 6-8): Was charged with first loss of the season after allowing five earned runs on 10 hits in six innings. Struck out six and walked one ... Dunn Hospitality Classic (March 13-15): Was charged with a hard-luck loss after surrendering an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth inning in a 1-0 loss to IPFW. Struck out six, walked one and allowed just six hits in 8 2/3 innings ... vs. SIU Edwardsville (March 21): Earned first win of the season after allowing just two runs on six hits over six innings. Struck out five and walked two ... Iowa (April 3-4): Struck out a season-high 10 batters against no walks over 7 1/3 innings to earn second win of the season. Allowed five earned runs on eight hits ... at Penn State (April 10-12): Recorded third win with a complete game effort. Allowed two earned runs on six hits with five strikeouts and five walks over all nine innings ... Ohio State (April 17-18): Charged with third loss of the year after surrendering nine runs, six earned, on eight hits 3 1/3 innings. Finished with five strikeouts and one walk ... Butler (April 22): Tossed one shutout inning of relief in only appearance out of the bullpen all season ... at Minnesota (April 24-26): Suffered fourth loss of the year after giving up five runs on 11 hits in seven innings pitched. Struck out three and walked three ... Indiana (May 2-3): Earned fourth win of the year after limiting IU to two runs, one earned, on five hits over 7 1/3 innings. Tallied five strikeouts against just one walk ... at Michigan State (May 9-11): Recorded win No. 5 after allowing three runs on nine hits over six innings. Struck out five and did not issue a walk ... Illinois (May 14-16): Closed out the regular season with sixth win of the year. Surrendered five runs, three earned, on 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings pitched ... Big Ten Tournament (May 20-22): Dropped fifth decision of the season after allowing six runs on eight hits 4 2/3 innings against Minnesota.
Appeared in 13 games, including one start ... Went 1-0 with 5.01 ERA in 23 1/3 innings pitched ... Struck out 19 against just nine walks ... at Western Kentucky (Feb. 29-March 2): Made his collegiate debut in a two-inning outing ... Allowed three runs on three hits with one strikeout ... Valparaiso (March 26): Made his first career start and tossed 4 2/3 shutout innings to earn his first victory ... Surrendered just four hits while striking out five and walking two ... at Louisville (April 2): Allowed two runs on three hits in 1 1/3 innings of relief work ... Struck out two and walked one ... at Iowa (April 4-6): Tossed 2 2/3 innings out of the bullpen ... Gave up two runs on three hits with one strikeout ... Penn State (April 11-13): Appeared in two games in relief ... Combined to allow just one run on three hits in 3 2/3 innings pitched ... at Ohio State (April 18-20): Surrendered two earned runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings of work ... Minnesota (April 25-27): Retired the only batter he face in the series ... at Indiana (May 3-5): Gave up three unearned runs on one hits in one inning of work ... Struck out two and walked one ... Illinois-Chicago (May 14): Worked two innings in relief, allowing two earned runs on four hits ... at Illinois (May 16-17): Tossed one shutout inning with two strikeouts and one walk ... Big Ten Championship (May 22-24): Made one appearance in relief.
Did not see action ... Redshirted.
Was a three-year varsity letterwinner at Hamilton Southeastern High School ... Recorded a 2-0 record in an abbreviated junior season, running his career record at the time to 13-0 ... Named all-conference and all-county his senior season while compiling a 2-2 record with a 1.90 ERA and 58 strikeouts in just 43 1/3 innings.
Full name is Matthew Lee Morgan ... Born: April 29, 1988, in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Son of Randy and Sue Morgan ... Has one brother, Alex ... Majoring in communication.