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Mr. Dallas Morris

720 Oaklawn Ave.
Lafayette, La 70506


Home Phone: 337-232-7844
Work Phone: 337-258-8601
Fax: --
Email: dallasmorris1@yahoo.com

All-Louisiana baseball team

June 26, 2005 –

2005 All-Louisiana College Baseball Team

As Selected for the Louisiana Sports Writers Association


Pos Name, School, Class Hometown, Stats

P Brian Bogusevic, Tulane, Jr, Oak Lawn, Ill., 11-1, W-L, 2.55 ERA, 108 K

P Austin Faught, Louisiana, Sr.Houston, 12-0, W-L, 1 Sv, 2.40 ERA, 72 K

P Matt Green, UL Monroe, Jr., Monroe, 10-2, W-L, 1 Sv, 2.56 ERA, 141 K

P Greg Smith, LSU, Jr., Alexandria, 10-2, W-L, 2.20 ERA, 78 K

C Randr Roth, Southeastern La., Sr., Destrehan, 349, 46 RBI, 8 HR

1B Phillip Hawke, Louisiana, Sr., Baton Rouge, .317, 42 RBI, 10 HR

2B Clay Harris, LSU, Sr., Slidell, .369, 83 H, 9 HR, 54 RBI

3B Dallas Morris, Louisiana, Sr., Destin, Fla., .35, 92 H, 12 HR, 68 RBI

SS Tommy Manzella, Tulane, Sr., Chalmette, .368, 86 H, 8 HR, 55 RBI

OF Ryan Patterson, LSU, Sr., Rowlett, Texas, .363, 85 H, 19 HR, 49 RBI

OF Nathan Southard, Tulane, Jr., Luling, .338, 22 2b, 7 HR, 41 RBI

OF Nick Stavinoha, LSU, Sr., Houston, .350, 84 H, 17 HR, 59 RBI

DH Blake Jones, Northwestern State, Sr., Brandon, Miss., .350, 7 HR, 48 RBI

UT Micah Owings, Tulane, Jr., Gainesville, Ga., .324, 15 HR, 50 RBI


Brian Bogusevic, Tulane

(Voting: Bogusevic 8, Faught 4, Green 4, Smith 3)


Micah Owings, Tulane

(Voting – Owings 14, Patterson 4, Kiefer 1)


Brad Emaus, Tulane

(Voting: Emaus 11, Cartie 3, Lucroy 2, Cloeren 1, Clevenger 1, Mayer 1)


Brandon Bowser, UNO

(Voting: Bowser 7, Hamilton 4, Dewees 3, McElroy 2, Owings 1, Filyaw

1, Mercer 1)


Rick Jones, Tulane

(Voting: Jones 13, Gaspard 4, Robichaux 1, Laval 1)


Pitcher – Jason Determann, LSU (Jr., Baton Rouge); Clay Dirks, LSU (So., Hernando, Miss.); Jacob Marceaux, McNeese State (Jr., Jennings,); Bernard Robert, Southeastern Louisiana (Jr., Jennings). Catcher – Greg Dini, Tulane (Sr., Longwood, Fla.) First Base – Kevin Nelson, Southern (Sr., Tampa, Fla.) Second Base – Dustin Bissonette, LSU-Shreveport (Jr., Prince George, BC) Third Base – Brad Emaus, Tulane (Fr., Senoia, Ga.) Shortstop – David Kiefer, Centenary (Sr., Albuquerque, N.M.) Outfield – Bubba Bell, Nicholls State (Sr., Paris, Texas); Brandon Bowser, New Orleans (So., Roaring Spring, Pa.); Ryan Spencer, Southeastern Louisiana (Jr., Covington). DH – Jonathan Lucroy, Louisiana (Fr., Umatilla, Fla.)

UT – Micah Cockrell, Louisiana (Sr., Carthage, Texas)

Originally published June 26, 2005


March 07, 2005 – Chris Yandle

Louisiana-Lafayette moves up to No. 19 in Collegiate Baseball Top 30

LAFAYETTE – The No. 19-ranked Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns senior third
baseman Dallas Morris was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the
Week, as announced Monday by the conference office. It marks Morris’
second weekly honor in his career. Morris, a second team All-Sun Belt
selection in 2004, was named Sun Belt Player of the Week on April 12,

It is also the first Player of the Week award for the Cajuns this
season. Earlier this year, Kevin Ardoin was named the conference’s
Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 14.

Last week, Morris, a preseason 2005 Brooks Wallace Award candidate, led
the Cajuns to a 4-1 record and a tournament title at the First Hawai’i
Title Rainbow Baseball Classic in Honolulu. Morris batted .471
(8-for-17) with a home run and six RBI, including a 3-for-6 performance
in the Cajuns’ 19-3 rout of No. 15 Wichita State last Tuesday. For his
efforts, Morris was named to the All-Tournament team.

Morris is now batting .275 with two home runs and 12 RBI.

Louisiana-Lafayette (14-1) moved up three spots to No. 19 in the
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Top 30 poll which was released on Monday.
Entering the tournament in Honolulu, UL Lafayette was ranked No. 22. The
Cajuns remain No. 21 in the Baseball America Top 25 poll.

The Cajuns cracked into the Sports Weekly/ESPN Top 25 Coaches’ Poll at
No. 24. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Top
35 Poll was not available at press time. The Cajuns entered last week
ranked No. 24 in the NCBWA Top 35 Poll.

Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns return to action Wednesday to host McNeese
State at 6:30 p.m. at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field.

Tracking the Cajuns in the Polls
Baseball America Collegiate Baseball NCBWA
Sports Weekly/ESPN
Preseason No. 47 — —

Feb. 7 — — —

Feb. 14 — — —

Feb. 21 — — —

Feb. 28 No. 21 No. 22 No. 24 ORV (Others
Receiving Votes)
Mar. 7 No. 21 No. 19 N/A No. 24

Baseball fun once again for Morris
Dan McDonald

April 30, 2004

LAFAYETTE � Baseball has become more than a passion for Dallas Morris over the last two months.

It�s become his release, his escape.

�Baseball�s much easier now,� the UL Lafayette junior third baseman said. �You can have fun when you�re playing baseball.�

The game has played a role in giving him perspective, since the lives of he and his family have been in turmoil since the morning of Feb. 21.

Early on that Saturday, younger brother Zach was shot and seriously injured by Lafayette City Police after a four-hour standoff at their Myrtle Place Subdivision home. Police spokesmen said that Zach Morris fired on police from inside the home, and Morris was shot in the upper torso when police entered the home and returned fire when shot at again.

Two days later, two Lafayette men were arrested for allegedly supplying the drug Ecstasy to 19-year-old Zach, and family members said he was under the influence of the drug when the incident occurred.

His medical status is no longer life-and-death, as it was for several days, but he is still paralyzed from the chest down and prospects for regaining mobility are iffy at best.

�He has good weeks and bad weeks,� Dallas said. �He�s starting to show signs of healing, but he�s got some wounds in a tough area to heal. We�re going to take him to a specialist in Houston soon to get a bullet taken out of his spine.�

The third of the four Morris brothers was in San Marcos, Texas, that weekend for a series against Texas State, but he and his parents hurried home that Saturday morning.

�He�s doing better,� Dallas said. �He�s healing, and that�s all we can ask.�

The incident has changed the way that Morris looks at baseball and his role with the Ragin� Cajun squad � one that currently has him leading the squad in all of the �triple crown� categories.

�It�s given me some perspective,� Morris said. �Baseball�s not the most important thing in my life. That makes the game that much easier. You can sort of relax and have fun, because I always know that I could be in a lot worse situation.

�I�ve been given a gift, the chance to play Division I baseball, and that�s even more of a gift now.�

�No doubt, baseball became an escape for him,� said Cajun coach Tony Robichaux. �Dallas is so mentally tough, and I�ll take that kind of toughness over ability any time. He�s been helping hold their family together, and he hasn�t let adversity define him. Adversity either brings you closer together or tears you apart, and this has brought them closer.�

There�s been no sign of that kind of adversity when Morris takes his regular third-base spot near the Cajun dugout, or when he digs into the right-hand batter�s box. He enters tonight�s Sun Belt Conference series opener against New Orleans hitting 70 points higher than the .299 average of his sophomore season.

He�s added 12 homers and 49 runs batted in to his .369 mark, after getting only three home runs and 26 RBI all last season and playing only sporadically as a freshman.

He�s also earned a reputation as a stellar defensive player at the corner.

�If you know him, nothing he does surprises you,� said Robichaux, for whom Morris was a walk-on and a redshirt in his first Cajun seasons. �He�s earned everything, and he did it day in and day out. He chased balls in batting practice. He was out here in shorts diving for balls. I don�t know how many practices he left with blood running down his knees.�

He�s also taken on a leadership role on the squad, a task that becomes even more important since the Cajuns dropped out of first place in the Sun Belt standings after being swept at Florida International last weekend.

�That put some added pressure on us,� Morris said, �but we just have to come back and be mentally tough and overcome it. We�ve got to make the best of the opportunities that we have. We�re going to handle our business, and let the rest take care of itself.�

Sort of how he�s dealing with a crisis that would have crippled many others.

�I lost a little brother, so I have an idea of what he�s fought,� Robichaux said. �There are nights that he may go 0-for-4, but he knows now that�s not the worst thing in the world. He knows he doesn�t have it that bad with anything that happens out here.�

�The Lafayette Daily Advertiser
April 30, 2004