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Robbie Morrison was one of the key factors during Miami's NCAA record streak of consecutive World Series appearances (1994-99). He came to Coral Gables after claiming 3 straight team MVP honors for Wellington High School, as well as the school's Athlete of the Year (1995) and being named the top pitching prospect at the FCA Stars of Tomorrow Baseball Showcase. He turned down an offer to play pro ball after being drafted by the Seattle Mariners. Once he arrived on campus, UMSHoF member Coach Jim Morris knew who to give the ball to in clutch situations.
Named a Freshman All American and Collegiate Baseball first team All American, and 2nd team by Baseball America, in 1996 after collecting 14 saves with a team leading 1.68 earned run average. That Summer, he was named Rookie of the year and the top pitcher in the Cape Cod League. He backed that season up with a team leading 1.49 ERA and 8 saves in 1997, while being named a third team All American by both Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America, and spent the '97 Summer touring with Team USA. His junior year, he was named third team All American again by both publications after recording 12 saves.
He holds the school career record for strikeout average per nine innings (13.9) with 237 strikeouts in 143 innings pitched. He is still currently third in career saves with 34.
Robbie was drafted in the 2nd round (47th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in the 1998 Major League Baseball draft.
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