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Ex-Knight Brent Morel of the White Sox Leads Arizona Fall League in Hitting.

December 3, 2009

Four Former Knights Play in AFL

Ex-Knight Brent Morel of the White Sox Leads Arizona Fall League in Hitting.

The Knights MVP for the 2006 season - Brent Morel (pictured while at Cal Poly) - continues to impress in professional baseball as the Chicago White Sox prospect led the prestigious Arizona Fall League in hitting with a .435 batting average.

Morel was selected in the 3rd round of the 2008 MLB draft by the White Sox following a banner junior season at Cal Poly where he was named first-team All-Big West.

The third baseman from Bakersfield, California hit .281 with 16 HR and 79 RBI this past summer for Winston-Salem of the Carolina League.

Morel followed up his first two pro seasons by shining versus the very best of the pro game's up-and-comers by hitting an AFL-leading .435 (16 games, 62 at bats) with 2 HR and 11 RBI for league champion Peoria.

Brent hit fourth in the AFL championship game and went 2 for 4. The game was broadcast nationally on the MLB Network.

Morel played two summers for the Knights. He was the team MVP in 2006 as the sophomore-to-be hit .284 with 8 doubles, 1 HR and 21 RBI while showing off his defensive prowess both at third and shortstop. Morel's 2007 season in Corvallis was cut short due to injury.

Three other Knight alums also appeared in the AFL this past October and November. 2005 Knights' teammates Darin Holcomb (Gonzaga) of Colorado, Garrett Parcell (San Diego State) of Florida and Daniel Turpen (Oregon State) of San Francisco were showcased: Holcomb and Turpen for the Scottsdale Scorpions and Parcell with the Mesa Solar Sox. Holcomb hit .250 (44 at bats) with 1 HR and 5 RBI, Parcell made 11 relief appearances and posted a 5.68 ERA and Turpen tallied 11 relief appearances and went 1-0 with a 3.94 ERA.