C/O '21 LHP Cody Morse commits to UH

Morse is out of Katy and already stands 6’5".




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In doing so, Morse became the first Panthers baseball player to verbally commit to a NCAA Division I school. For some, it was surprising. Morse is a relatively unknown name, and Houston is a formidable program. But it wasn’t a surprise to Morse, or his mother Tawnya.

“It’s a big deal. It’s huge,” Tawnya said. “This kid has so much heart, and every morning he gets up and wants to work out. Every day, it’s working out and doing long toss. It just means so much to him. Baseball is what he wants to do.”

Last season was Paetow’s inaugural year of varsity baseball play. While the 6-foot-5 Morse was named the program’s Pitcher of the Year, the road there was anything but smooth.

He admits he did not do as well as he expected early in the season. He wasn’t throwing hard, and that led to a plethora of hits. Slowly, Morse started to learn to “paint the corners,” either by throwing outside or inside to hitters way up in the batter’s box. Morse learned to not rely on his fastball and to mix-up his repertoire with off-speed pitches.