Zac Morris – Rio Grande University
What was your biggest learning experience once you got to college? What was different and what did you have to focus on to succeed in college.
The biggest learning experience once I got here was making sure I went to class and immediately taking everything in from my coaches and upperclassmen
How long is your average school day? How long do you spend in the weight room? How much time do you spend at practice? How do you balance it all?
My average school day is between 3 to 4 hours long. I spend about 1 to 2 hours in the weight room 4 to 5 days a week. It is usually after my classes or it is a part of our AM practices. Practice is about 2 hours long. I balanced it by getting the right nutrition and just simply enjoying it. It is a privilege to play college baseball.
How has the Marlin program prepared you for the next level?
It has taught me to be a team player and I got to play against other college baseball commitments. Also it has prepared me to always work hard and to keep the game simple.
Where are you playing summer ball this year? What summer league are you in so Marlin fans can follow?
Not 100% on where I'm playing yet. I might be playing with the Licking County Settlers in the Great Lakes league. I want to see how this season goes first. No matter what I will be working on my game.
What position are you playing in college? And what will your role be to your team?
I'm a third baseman and right-handed pitcher in college. I'm looking to be our three or four guy on the mound and second in the depth charts at third base. Whatever it takes to win.
When does your season start? Are you taking any trips to start the spring season? If so where?
We start Feb. 4th. I'm very excited and roughly our first 25 games are on the road because of the cold. We are going down to Tennessee first then to Florida.
What are some of your favorite memories of Midwest marlins baseball?
There are too many to name. Just being around the guys four days a week and playing the game we all love is enough. I've made connections with teammates for a lifetime.
Would you refer someone to the marlins program and why?
Yes the Marlins program wants you to succeed. If you want to play college baseball and you put in the effort you will with the Marlins. It is up there being in the top five baseball travel programs. It is growing and you play great competition.
What do you miss most about high school sports?
The people and my coaches. Nothing like a Heath vs. Lakewood baseball rivalry game. It is hard getting that feeling and it gives me Goosebumps thinking about some of those games. Make the most of it.
What motivates you to be successful?
God, my family, my former and current coaches and teammates. Just waking up knowing I'm representing a lot and being a college baseball player. A lot to learn to be the best you can be.
Rio Grande University