William Jewell College Baseball welcomed freshman Connor Morehouse to the team this past fall. Morehouse is from Riverside, Mo and attended Park Hill High School. He is a right handed pitcher and a physics and mathematics major. Connor aspires to work as an innovative design engineer, producing solutions for the differently abled in the workplace. He shared some of the many reasons he chose to attend Jewell.
“Academics was a huge part of my decision. I plan to go into engineering post graduate, and Jewell has great academics. In terms of baseball I loved the team of guys. They are all really close, and the coaches were awesome, ” he said.
Morehouse has faced not only rigorous academics here at Jewell but endured the many challenges of Division II baseball.
“The most difficult thing about Cardinal baseball is definitely the running. I was surprised when I came here because the conditioning was nothing like I’d expected,” he said.
Some of his personal goals involve the execution of throwing strikes and avoiding walking players. His calm and collected attitude and perseverance allow him to stay focused. He believes that every player’s role is important and identifies with the team hallmark of hustle.
“I think it’s really cool that everyone is treated equally in the sense that no one can get away with not hustling. It doesn’t matter if you’re a senior. You’re expected to hustle as much as, say, a freshman,” Morehouse said.
Morehouse discussed the one thing that ultimately defines Jewell Baseball.
“The guys and their commitment and the close knit community that the team has is really what makes Jewell Baseball authentic. Without that I don’t think that we would have the success that we had in the spring season or will have for this upcoming fall season,” he said.
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