A roundup of Marshall alumni in major and minor league baseball
Marshall to host three camps through December and January
The sixth weekly update of Marshall players with MLB organizations
The fifth weekly update of Marshall players with MLB organizations
The fourth weekly update of Marshall players with MLB organizations
Photos from Marshall's Conference USA Tournament semifinal game against Southern Miss
Senior Day photos from Marshall baseball's game against Old Dominion. Photos shot by Lexi Browning.
Photos from Marshall baseball's win over Eastern Kentucky on March 22, 2016
Photos from Marshall's doubleheader sweep over Lehigh on Sunday, March 6 at Kennedy Center Field in Huntington, W.Va.
Photos from Marshall's win over the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on March 5, 2016 at Kennedy Center Field.
2016 (Junior): All-Conference USA second team selection … named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team … started in all 55 games in center field … had 69 hits in 230 at-bats for a .300 batting average and 22 RBIs … registered a .375 on-base percentage and a .335 slugging percentage … had a season-high three hits four times against West Virginia (April 5 & April 27), Old Dominion (May 20) and Southern Miss (May 26) … recorded a season-high two RBIs twice against Lehigh (March 6) and at Charlotte (April 22) … led the team and Conference USA with 34 stolen bases … scored a season high four runs at Middle Tennessee (April 30) … recorded a team high 23 multi-hit games … had a 14-game hit streak and reached base safely in 14 consecutive games … went 8-for-19 with two RBIs at the C-USA Tournament … finished the season with a 44 runs, six doubles and one triple.
2015 (Sophomore): Appeared and started in 52 games … was a staple in center field … led the Herd in batting average (.307), at-bats (212), runs (34), hits (65) and total bases (77) … was a threat on the base path with 10 stolen bases … had on-base percentage of .373 and a slugging percentage of .363 … recorded a season-high five RBIs at Florida A&M (Feb. 14) on four hits and one double … had 18 games of multiple hits, including five games of four hits (Florida A&M, UAB, Miami of Ohio, Old Dominion and Louisiana Tech) … had three games of two RBIs or more … finished the season with 23 RBIs, seven doubles, one triple and one home run … had 138 putouts.
2014 (Freshman): 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... a sports management/marketing major