Morales becomes fifth FAU shortstop to be drafted since 1996
Puerta scores game-winning run
Esteban Puerta went 2-for-2
Esteban Puerta drives in CJ Chatham for game-winning run
Owls host ECU this weekend
Sophomore (2013): Started all 64 season games at shortstop...had 20 multiple hit games and eight multiple RBI games...had the third highest team batting average at .301, ranked 29th in the Sun Belt Conference, and fifth on the team for runs scored with 39...notable game play includes going two for four with two RBIs and one run scored in the 8-6 win over ULM (4/5), going two for four with two runs scored and two RBIs in the 16-8 win against Louisiana (5/26), and going two for four with one RBI and two runs scored in the 8-3 win over Middle Tennessee (4/14).
Freshman (2012): Started 50 of the team's 54 games at shortstop during freshman campaign...drove in 19 runs and legged out three doubles and two triples...scored 21 runs and ranked second on the team with seven stolen bases...had two hits in his collegiate debut against Alabama (2/17)...recorded five multiple hit games, highlighted by three-hit efforts at FIU (2/16) and at Troy (4/27)...legged out a triple in a road win at Troy (4/27)...scored three runs to complete series sweep of FIU (3/18)...had two hits in conference-clinching contest against FIU (5/18).
2011: Was a Washington Nationals selection in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft (42nd round).
High School: Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American as a shortstop at Wellington High School...first team all-state selection...member of the Diamond Club.
Personal: Son of Alex and Clare Morales...communications major...hobbies include boating, fishing and ping-pong.
Subject in school.....Government
TV Show.....How I Met Your Mother