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Murphy Named C-USA Hitter of the Week

Feb. 19, 2007

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall designated hitter/first baseman Brendan Murphy (Sr., Chattanooga, Tenn.) has been named Conference USA Hitter of the Week after a strong weekend of play at Charleston Southern. The senior first baseman hit .400 (4-for-10) with a 1.100 slugging percentage as Marshall took 2-of-3 games in the series, the Herd's first season-opening series win since Feb. 14-15, 2003 at Mercer.

Murphy reached base three times in each game of the series. He was hit by pitches three times Friday, then went 3-for-6 with two home runs Saturday and launched a three-run, game-winning home run in the seventh inning of the 11-9 triumph. He also doubled in an insurance run in the ninth inning as part of his five RBI performance. Sunday, he added a single and a walk in the 2-1 victory. For the weekend, he finished with a .571 on base percentage and did not record any strikeouts.

The honor is the second career hitter of the week award for Murphy. He also earned the distinction March 6, 2006.

Tulane's Sean Morgan earned Pitcher of the Week honors.

Marshall plays its home opener this weekend, taking on LaSalle in doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday.