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Hurricanes’ Skipper Jim Morris Suffering From Pneumonia

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University of Miami Head Baseball Coach Jim Morris in Jan. 2011 talking to the kids of the HPBSA. (Source: CBS4)

University of Miami Head Baseball Coach Jim Morris in Jan. 2011 talking to the kids of the HPBSA. (Source: CBS4)

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CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) — University of Miami head baseball coach Jim Morris is suffering from pneumonia and will not be with the team Monday during the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament Selection Show on ESPNU.

Morris, one of the winningest coaches in college baseball history, has been hospitalized at Duke University since Saturday, when he fell ill and missed the Hurricanes’ final game in the 2013 ACC Baseball Championship against Clemson.

“I’m looking forward to returning to the dugout, and will rejoin the team as soon I can,” Morris said in a news release.

Assistant Coach Gino DiMare coached the Hurricanes against Clemson and will continue to assume head coach responsibilities until Morris returns to the team.

“The most important thing right now is the recovery of Coach Morris and we appreciate the care he has received at Duke University,” said Director of Athletics Blake James. “We look forward to having him back with the program when he is ready. In the meantime, Coach DiMare has our full support as we look ahead to the NCAA Tournament.”

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