Herd to return top three starting pitchers
Marshall dropped the first game of the day 2-1
Marshall records its third most hits in a game this season
Marshall still takes series
Starter JD Hammer threw a career-high eight innings, with a personal best 11 strikeouts
2014:Started in 44 games for the Herd, missing seven at the beginning of the season due to a toe injury... led the team in batting average (.292), stolen bases (15, second in C-USA, just one shy of leader), hits (49) and was tied for first with 20 walks with Andrew Dundon...was second in on-base (.370) and slugging percentages( .321)...third on the team with 19 runs... led the team in batting average in 39 of the Herd's 51 contests... led team with 15 multi-hit games, including four three-hit games... posted a team-high 16 game on base streak that ended on 5/11 versus Old Dominion... began his collegiate career going 6-for-7 with three stolen bases, a double, and scored three runs... teamed up with fellow outfielder Robert Fajardo to work a routine where he allowed to Fajardo to score on a hit, groundout, or sacrifice in 16 of the Herd's games this season...... named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team and was named to second team College Sports Madness All-C-USA team.
High School: Attended Herbert Hoover High School in Falling Rock, WV... led the Huskies the state tournament in 2012 and 2013... Pitched the final three innings of the 2013 AA State Championship...Selected as First-Team All-State in 2013 where he was also chosen to be captain... Selected to the WV State Baseball All-Tournament Team in both 2012 and 2013... selected as 2013 Kanawha Valley Player of the Year...2013 WV Gatorade Player of the Year honors... Boasts a .457 career batting average in four seasons at Herbert Hoover...participated in the WV North South All Star Game in 2013... also lettered in basketball
Personal:Born on August 11, 1995...son of Lisa and Jeff Bird... has one sister, Lindsey...Undecided on major