Marshall opens season at Florida A&M on Feb. 19
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
Bird was one of six outfielders named to the team
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.
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