Baseball Adds Two Transfers, Graduate Assistant Coach for 2002 Season
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—The Marshall University baseball team has added two transfers, Bryce Woods and Adam Fairman, and a graduate assistant coach, Josh Day, for the 2002 season, head coach Dave Piepenbrink announced today.
Woods, a sophomore outfielder who previously attended Pratt Community College (Kan.), and Fairman, a sophomore third baseman who transferred from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, will add depth for the Thundering Herd entering the 2002 season.
“Adding these two players at the semester will definitely help our squad this season,” Piepenbrink said. “Woods is a solid hitter who will see time in the outfield while the addition of Fairman will strengthen our infield.”
Woods, who originally hails from Wichita, Kan., has been a standout hitter throughout his career. As a senior at Maize High School in Wichita, Woods batted for a .406 average while hitting four home runs. For his performance, he was named to the Class 5A All-State team.
“Bryce did a great job for us,” stated Jeff Brewer, head coach at Pratt Community College. “He runs extremely well and is a really strong hitter. He was definitely ready to move on to a Division I school.”
Fairman battled an injury during his career at Pitt-Johnstown, but is ready to provide depth to the Herd infield. His senior season at Marion Center High School, he batted .383 while leading his team to qualify for state. As a junior, led his team to the district title while being named to the All-Gazette baseball team.
Day comes to Marshall after an outstanding career Pitt-Johnstown. As a sophomore, he batted .421, which was good for 42nd in the entire country.
He will be assisting the coaching staff with day-to-day operations and regular coaching duties. Day graduated from Pitt-Johnstown with a bachelor’s in elementary education. At Marshall, he is working towards his master’s in athletic administration.
“Josh was a superb student-athlete” Day’s former head coach Todd Williams stated. “He knows the game well and will make an excellent coach.”
Marshall opens the 2002 season with a two-game series against Winthrop University, a 2001 NCAA tournament team, on February 9-10, in Rock Hill, S.Car.