2012 Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team
SENIOR SEASON (2012)
Notched 38 appearances which included 37 starts at the catcher position ... Tallied a .185 batting average (15-for-81) with one home run and 11 RBIs ... One of six players to garner double figure RBIs ... Recorded 18 career sacrifice hits to rank in a ninth-place tie on LSU's all-time list ... Picked up her first hit of the season versus Louisiana Tech (Feb. 12) ... Belted a two-run single to cap a five-run first inning against Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 21) ... Provided both RBIs which included a solo homer during LSU's 2-0 victory over McNeese State (Feb. 26) ... Secured Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team accolades ... Added a RBI on a hit batter to conclude LSU's eight-run third inning versus Mississippi State (March 16) ... Was 1-for-3 with a RBI against Nicholls State (April 4) ... Limited opponents to a 76 percent stolen base ratio (38-for-50) and put a close to a pair of impressive stolen base streaks during SEC action ... Ended Alabama's Jennifer Fenton NCAA-record 74-base run (April 7) and stopped Tennessee's Raven Chavanne streak of 40 consecutive steals (April 15) ... The 12 runners caught stealing were tied for sixth among SEC catchers ... Her RBI single in the sixth inning put the finishing touches on LSU's 4-0 win over Ole Miss (April 20) ... Caught all 15 innings of LSU's 1-0 setback versus No. 12 Georgia (April 27) ... Served as LSU's starting catcher for seven of the nine NCAA postseason games, including all three outings at the Women's College World Series (May 31-June 2) ... Cranked a RBI double as part of a two RBIs effort at No. 9 national seed Missouri (May 26) to open the NCAA Columbia Super Regional ... Belted a two-run single to give LSU a 2-0 edge on No. 1 national seed California (May 31) during the second inning at the WCWS.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
Tallied 43 appearances, including 37 starts split between catcher (23) and designated player (14) ... LSU won 10 of 14 games when Russell started at designated player ... Teamed with Lauren Houston to limit opponents to 51 stolen bases and throw out 13 runners from the catcher position ... Batted .202 (20-for-99) with 11 RBIs ... One of seven Tigers to record double digit RBIs ... Opened the season on a career-long five-game hitting streak (Feb. 11-18) ... Went 1-for-3 with a two-run double during season debut against Bowling Green (Feb. 11) ... Added a RBI double versus Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 16) ... Platted two runs on a single as part of a seven-run third inning against McNeese State (Feb. 23) ... Strung together hits in three consecutive games (March 23-April 2) ... Connected for a pinch-hit RBI groundout to cap 2-0 victory and series sweep over No. 1 Alabama (April 10) ... Reached base in 13 of her 16 outings (April 22-May 22) ... Matched a career-high three hits with a RBI against South Carolina (May 7) ... Posted a two-run single to end a six-run third inning during regular season finale versus South Carolina (May 8) ... Recorded 18 putouts, second-most for a single game in program history, against Syracuse (May 20) at NCAA College Station Regional.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Made 51 appearances and checked in with 42 starts at catcher ... Batted .230 (23-for-100) with a home run and drove home all 14 of her RBIs after March 5 ... Her 280 putouts ranked 10th in the SEC ... Mowed down five runners attempting to steal and limited LSU's opponents only totaled 34 stolen bases for the season ... Knocked a two-run double as a pinch hitter against South Alabama (March 5) ... Went 2-for-2 with two RBIs against Syracuse (March 7) ... Pieced together a four-game hitting streak (March 20-31) started by a two-run double during the Auburn series opener (March 20) ... Ripped a RBI-single through the left side for a 2-1 walkoff win to open the Mississippi State series (April 10) ... Coaxed a bases loaded walk in the first inning of the series opener versus No. 8 Georgia (April 29) ... Provided a 1-for-2 effort with two RBIs in LSU's 3-0 game two victory at No. 18 Tennessee (May 8) ... Connected for her first career home run and smashed a RBI-single during LSU's 9-1 semifinal with over No. 5 Florida (May 14) at the SEC Tournament ... Was 1-for-8 at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (May 21-22) ... Garnered a season-best 11 putouts against No. 20 Texas A&M (May 22).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
Saw action in 47 games and made 43 starts at catcher ... Recorded double digit putouts on five occasions, including a career-best 13 against No. 5 Texas A&M (Feb. 13) and game one at Mississippi State (March 21) ... Scored her first career run after drawing a walk in season opener against UAB (Feb. 5) ... Notched her first career hit on a two-run single against Texas State (Feb. 21) ... Knocked a bases clearing double to put finished touches on an 11-0 victory over UAB (Feb. 22) ... Scored game-winning run on a wild pitch in seventh inning of 4-3 win over Baylor (March 11) ... Turned in her first multi-hit effort with a 2-for-3 performance at No. 8 Georgia (March 14) ... Went 2-for-4 in series finale against No. 13 Tennessee (April 5) ... Started all four NCAA Tempe Regional games knocking hits in victories over Cal State Fullerton (May 15) and No. 9 Arizona State (May 16).
Four-year letterwinner for Rhonda Lawson at Edmond Sante Fe High School in Oklahoma ... Team won four regional championships and was a four-time state finalist appearing in the 2006 state championship game ... Named All-Edmond Co-Player of the Year, All-Region and All-State as a senior after batting .402 with 22 doubles and 27 RBIs ... Three-time All-Edmond and All-Conference pick ... Played in Oklahoma Coaches Association All-Star Game ... Member of Principal and Superintendent Honor Rolls ... Played club softball with the Oklahoma Ultimate Gold.
Full name is Morgan Shea Russell ... Daughter of Brad and Angela Russell ... Has one sister, Chelsea (24) and one brother, Garrett (15) ... Father played baseball at Oklahoma State from 1978-79 ... Majoring in sports administration with a commerce concentration ... Born on Nov. 24, 1989 in Austin, Texas.