Marshall won the most league series ever since joining C-USA
Marshall dropped the first game of the day 2-1
Starter JD Hammer threw a career-high eight innings, with a personal best 11 strikeouts
Marshall welcomes newcomer Western Kentucky to Charleston
Marshall will face Southern Miss in a critical three-game series
Career: Right-handed pitcher that works primarily out of the bullpen ...made several good starts at the beginning of sophomore season before serving as a setup man/closer...capable of production in all relief roles: long relief through the middle innings or as a setup man or closer in the later innings...led the team in appearances (22) and saves (six) during his junior season...ranks third all-time at Marshall for career saves (nine).
2014:Made six starts as the Friday night rotation leader before sitting out the rest of the year due to surgery... posted a 2-2 record with 28 strikeouts (12 looking) in 34 2/3 innings pitched...threw six scoreless innings on 2/21 versus NC A&T allowing just three hits and fanning six...struck out seven in eight innings of work on 3/14 versus Southern Miss.
2013: Was one of three pitchers (Ryan Hopkins, Kolin Stanley) to make 22 appearances out of the pen...was 1-3 with six saves which moved him to a third-place tie on Marshall's career saves list (nine)...struck out 29 and walked 14 in 30.2 innings...conceded 29 hits, only three of which went for extra bases (all doubles)...took his first save when he and Aaron Blair combined for a two-hit shutout of rival West Virginia (3/19)...struck out a season-high six in three innings in that effort...earned another save when Marshall beat WVU the second time (5/14)...combined with Blair for another shutout against No. 19 Houston (4/6).
2012: Made a pair of weekend starts over the first two weeks of the season before being moved to the bullpen...led the team with 23 game appearances...went 1-1 as a starter and 1-4 as a reliever...2-5 for the year with an earned run average of 2.30...did not give up a run in any of his first five relief appearances (10.1 innings)...picked up his only save of the season against St. Bonaventure (3/18)...struck out 42 in 43.0 IP...saw his earned run average drop to 1.72 after pitching two hitless innings against East Carolina (5/5)...gave up earned runs in only seven of his 21 relief apearances.
2011: Pitched 39.2 innings in relief...went 2-4 with two saves and a 3.86 earned run average...fanned a hitter in 18 of his 22 appearances...led the Marshall bullpen with 32 strikeouts...made his first collegiate appearance in a 6-4 victory over Kentucky (2/19) where he threw two scoreless innings with two punchouts.
High School: Finished with an 8-1 record with six complete games at Troup HS...the righty logged 65 innings and collected 88 strikeouts with a 1.25 ERA...team advanced to the Elite Eight in state playoffs...honored with the ACE Pitcher Award...named to all-state and all-region teams...played for the Ohio Warhawks summer team...captured the National Championship in 2010.
Personal: Born July 1, 1992...son of Micky and Katrina King...majoring in marketing.