Marshall returns nine pitchers from last season
Bird had four hits with two RBIs in the series
Marshall will play WVU on Friday and Saturday
Marshall will play Potomac State and West Virginia
Herd to return top three starting pitchers
Baseball vs No. 19 Houston, April 5-7
2014: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: 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.