Baseball: Morell to pitch this summer for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League

Baseball: Morell to pitch this summer for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League

LaGrange junior right-hander Eric Morell will spend his summer pitching for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League, the second most prestigious collegiate summer league behind the Cape Cod League.

Morrell, a transfer from Mt. San Antonio (Calif.) College, was 5-5 with a 3.86 earned run average for the Panthers. He led the pitching staff in innings pitched (63), strikeouts (36), complete games (3) and shutouts (2). Morrell pitched six or more innings in seven of his 10 starts.

On March 21, Morell threw the first nine-inning no-hitter by a Panther pitcher in a 2-0 win against William Peace. It was the team's first no-hitter since the 2009 season. He was named the USA South Pitcher of the Week and to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week for his effort.

Morrell was also the USA South Pitcher of the Week after a complete game three-hitter in a 9-0 win against Huntingdon of Feb. 20.