Chasing Brooks & Miller (not Aaron & Ruth)

First Baseman Josh Morris is tearing the cover off the ball again. The junior from Cartersville has 15 home runs this season and 43 for his career. The 43 is 3rd all-time and just 2 away from co-leaders Doc Brooks and Roger Miller. Georgia will need his bat as they play Florida this weekend. The Bulldogs are currently 7-11 in the SEC and they need to win at least 2 this weekend. Earlier today, he talked to me about his hitting and how is approaching this year differently.

Dave McMahon -- What are you doing different this season compared to last season?

Josh Morris -- When I come to plate now, I try not to get too excited. I can't try to pull everything. I get in trouble if I do those things. Coach Sisson is helping me a lot. He is making me more mentally tough. He is a great coach.

DM -- You have 43 career home runs, do you remember your first one?

JM -- It was against Bethune Cookman. It was the 2nd game of the year. I believe I hit it over the left-centerfield fence.

DM -- Any of the home runs do you remember more than others?

JM -- The grand slam I hit off of Vanderbilt's David Price I remember. He is an incredible pitcher. I hit the first pitch, too. You can't get too deep into the count with him or he will get you.

DM -- You play at least 30 games a year off of SEC pitching, how hard is it home runs against that quality of pitching?

JM -- They are so top-notch. You don't see pitching like this anywhere in the country. I liked playing top-ranked teams like San Diego and Southern Cal earlier this year because it helped us get ready for what SEC pitching is like.

DM -- You are 6'5" 230 lbs and the 2nd leading home run hitter for Georgia, Gordon Beckham is 6'0" 180 lbs, do you think it is odd that both of you are supplying the power, but you have two totally different body types?

JM -- No... he is a great hitter, too. The size of are bodies doesn't matter. He has a great swing and his hands are so quick. That is what gives him great power.

DM -- Have you ever met Doc Brooks or Roger Miller?

JM -- No, but I used to watch Doc Brooks on TV. I was amazed on how far he would hit home runs.

DM -- Which home run hitter in the majors would you like to meet?

JM -- I would like to meet Albert Pujols. He is such a great hitter and he is so low key. I like that about him a lot.

DM -- Thank you for your time and good luck the rest of the season and hopefully you can hit at least two home runs this weekend against the Gators. The Bulldogs return home on May 5th when they face South Carolina.

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