Marshall places second-most student-athletes on list among league schools
Finfer's three-run home run capped comeback for Marshall
The Thundering Herd and Golden Eagles will now play a doubleheader on Friday at 5 p.m.
Marshall had nine home runs over the three-game series
Sam Finfer was 4-of-6 with two home runs and seven RBIs
2016 (Freshman): Appeared in 13 games, starting one … had a 4-3 record through 27 innings pitched with 22 strikeouts … recorded a season-high five strikeouts against No. 17 Florida Atlantic (April 15) … pitched a season-high five innings in a start against Brown … finished the season with a 1.67 ERA ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Attended Canton Central Catholic High School from 2011-15 and was a three-year letterman … led Canton Central Catholic in pitching his senior year going 9-1, with an ERA of 0.90, with 90 K’s in 62 innings pitched … was the team leader in pitching and batting his junior year going 7-1, with an ERA of 0.92 and batting average of .446 … named to the All-Ohio team in 2015, named the 2015 Ohio Mizuno Game’s Outstanding Pitcher … named to the 2014 NEOBCA First team, and was the 2015 NEOBCA Division 3 Player of the Year … led Canton Central Catholic to the Ohio Division 3 State Championship in 2015 pitching a complete-game one hitter in the semifinals, and recording the save in the finals.
Personal: Born March 7, 1997… Parents are Joe and Mary Cay Murphy… Has three brothers, Michael (20) who currently attends Miami (Ohio) University, Haydan (16), and Owen (13) … lettered in basketball in high school … an assistant coach for the U13 Canton Crocs Baseball team, and assists with the Special Olympics and the National Association of Down Syndrome … major in undecided.