Herd's first nine inning complete game shutout since 2004
Gomez named new assistant coach for Marshall baseball
Boster, Kiekover, Phares and Zerkle among 18 honorees from 2015-16
Marshall made its first appearance to the C-USA semifinals since 2008
Aaron Bossi hit his seventh RBI of the tournament
Photos from Marshall's Conference USA Tournament semifinal game against Southern Miss
Photos from the Marshall-FIU game at Pete Taylor Park in the 2016 Conference USA Tournament
Senior Day photos from Marshall baseball's game against Old Dominion. Photos shot by Lexi Browning.
Photos from Marshall's win over the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on March 5, 2016 at Kennedy Center Field.
Photos from Marshall baseball's opening day game against Florida A&M
2016 (Senior): All-Conference USA first team selection … named to the C-USA All-Tournament team … appeared in and started 16 games … set the school record in career wins with 20 … was the Herd’s primary Friday starter … had a team-best 8-3 record through 103.2 innings pitched with 85 strikeouts … held a 6-1 record in C-USA play with 55 strikeouts and a 2.88 ERA … had a season-high 11 strikeouts against FIU (May 25) in the first round of the C-USA Tournament … tossed two complete games against UAB (May 6) and Old Dominion (May 19) … pitched 12.1 innings in the C-USA Tournament with 15 strikeouts and a 2.23 ERA … finished the season with a 3.39 ERA ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2015 (Junior): Voted to the All-Conference USA second team and selected to the C-USA All-Academic team … appeared in 12 games, starting nine … had a 7-1 record through 55 innings pitched with 37 strikeouts … picked up his first win of the season at Florida A&M (Feb. 14) as he threw five innings and struckout seven while allowing no runs on two hits … worked his way into the starting rotation in April and won his first three conference starts against Charlotte (April 10), Old Dominion (April 17) and Middle Tennessee (April 24) … finished the season with a team-low 2.95 ERA.
2014 (Sophomore): Made 19 appearances this season, including seven starts... became the third weekend starter after Josh King's season ending injury...went 6.2 innings allowing just one run off three hits and a walk on 4/27 versus UAB while recording four strikeouts...repeated his 2013 season with a season opening relief win after two scoreless innings on Opening Day (2/15-Georgetown)...finished the season with a 2-3 record... recorded 30 strikeouts (nine looking) in 43 innings pitched... named to Collegiate All-American third team for his work in the summer prospect league with WV Miners
2013 (Freshman): Marshall's Friday starter for the first half of his true freshman season...threw five innings of one-hit, scoreless baseball in the Herd's season opener against Old Dominion (2/15)...sat down 13 in a row in that contest...finished the season 3-4 with an ERA of 6.04...was 2-4 with a 5.23 ERA in starts...turned in back-to-back quality starts against USC Upstate (3/1) and Northern Kentucky (3/9)...made one more QS against Morehead State (4/30)...struck out his career high of six against Central Michigan (3/15)...kept WVU scoreless over five innings in Marshall's season series-clinching win over the Mountaineers (5/14)...finished the season with 30 K's and 26 walks in 53.2 innings of work.
High School: Won the commonwealth district championship in 2011 and 2012...earned first team all-district and second team all-region pitcher in 2011...won first team all-district pitcher and designated hitter in 2012...also won first team all-area DH in 2012...threw 143.1 innings over high school career...posted 18-6 record with an earned run average of 1.86...struck out 154 hitters and held opposing hitters to .187 average...went 8-2 with 59 strikeouts in final season.
Personal: Born June 8, 1994...son of Perry and Tina Boster...has one brother: Kyle...majoring in chemistry with a minor in criminal justice.