By Ray Hamill — After two outstanding, albeit shortened, seasons playing baseball at College of the Redwoods, sophomore Charles Morgan has found a new home at a four-year school.
The San Diego native will take his talents to New Mexico Highlands University to play for the NCAA Division-II Cowboys, where he will join long-time coach Shannon Hunt, who graduated from Eureka High back in the 1980s.
Morgan will be missed, according to CR head coach Brad Morgan.
“He was a spark plug for us both years,” the coach said. “He hit over .300 both years, he was very solid on the bases and he played centerfield.”
The sophomore standout gave his teammates a lift every day.
“Just the energy and focus and mentality he brought,” Brad Morgan said. “He was always ready to go and always put in the work, and that’s why he had success here.”
Charles Morgan joined the team after red-shirting at Palomar. Both seasons at CR were cut short after he suffered a concussion as a freshman and because of COVID-19 this year.
He will, however join the Cowboys with three years of eligibility remaining.
This spring he hit a team-leading .329 for CR, and was tied for the team lead with 12 RBIs.
He joins a Cowboys team that was 1-11 this year.