Morris of St. Thomas earns pitching honor from league

Savannah (Ga.) Sand Gnats reliever Akeel Morris of St. Thomas has been named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for his Minor League baseball appearances during the week of April 3 through April 13.

In three Single-A relief appearances, the righthander struck out 14 batters and has yet to allow an earned run in his six-and-two-thirds innings on the season.

In 2010, Morris was drafted by the New York Mets in the 12th round out of Charlotte Amalie High School. Among pitchers who threw at least 40 innings, Morris led the New York Penn League in strike-out percentage (32.8 percent) while pitching for the Brooklyn Cyclones last season.

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