Marshall opens season at Florida A&M on Feb. 19
The Word on the Herd - Jan. 14, 2016
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
Baseball vs No. 19 Houston, April 5-7
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.
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.