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Ali  Burdette
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Ali Burdette

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Buffalo, W.Va.

High School:
Buffalo High School

Height:
5-9

Position:
RHP/UTL


05/06/2018

Herd Softball Sweeps Middle Tennessee in Thrilling Fashion

Rachel Rousseau delivers a walk-off, two-run double in the bottom of the seventh of game two

05/02/2018

Herd Softball Falls at Louisville

Marshall scored nine runs in the fifth inning of 13-10 loss

04/28/2018

Herd Softball Drops Doubleheader at Pitt

Marshall’s next game Wednesday May 2 at Louisville

04/25/2018

Herd Softball Falls at Ohio

D’Orazio sets Marshall and Conference USA career mark for stolen bases

04/21/2018

Herd Softball Splits with WKU

Series finale Sunday morning now set for 10 a.m. eastern

2018 (Junior)
2018 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
GP/GS: 33/5 … Stepped up in the circle and became a key relief arm for the Herd appearing in 33 games but starting just five … Set career-highs with 33 appearances, 91 innings pitched and 46 strikeouts … Fields position very well with 31 assists and just one error … First two outings of the season pitched 2.2 shutout and hitless innings against No. 13 Auburn (Feb. 8) and Furman (Feb. 9) … First start of the year came against Wichita State (Feb. 9) … First win of the year was against Tennessee Tech (Feb. 10), came on in relief and pitched the final four innings, allowed just four hits, one run and struck out five … Had career weekend at the Michele Smith Pediatric Cancer Foundation Invite (Feb. 16-18) with a 0.68 ERA in 20.2 innings … Pitched four-plus shutout innings against Oakland, USF and Missouri … Came on in relief in the first inning against No. 10 Tennessee (Feb. 18), pitched six innings, spread out seven hits, allowed just two runs, struck out four and had five assists … Earned win in second start against Southern Miss (March 17) pitching five innings, allowed five hits, two runs and struck out four … Earned first career save in game one against Middle Tennessee (May 6) … Pitched complete-game victory over Middle Tennessee in game two (May 6) allowing just two runs, both unearned … Had two plate appearances at USC Upstate (Feb. 23) and was walked twice … Did not appear offensively again until a pinch hit at Louisville (May 2) and drove in two runs with a single to right-center.

2017 (Sophomore)

GP/GS: 43/22 … Made 22 starts between pitcher and designated player … Finished 5-0 in the circle with a 3.65 ERA and 26 strikeouts … Started and pitched the first four innings against Florida Atlantic (April 9) and shutout the Owls with four strikeouts, was her fifth win of the year … Pitched complete game, five-inning win at home against Wright State (April 5) allowed four hits, one unearned run and struck out three … At the plate set career highs in batting average (.243), at-bats (73), hits (18), doubles (4), home runs (2), RBI (11), total bases (28), slugging percentage (.378) and stolen bases (2) … Crushed home runs in consecutive at-bats and consecutive pitches across two days … Belted a pinch hit, two-out, two-run homer at Georgia Southern (March 4) on the very first pitch of the at-bat to give Marshall the lead in the top of the seventh … Next day against Delaware State (March 5) in first at-bat of the game, on the very first pitch, crushed a grand slam to left field to give Herd a 5-0 lead in the first inning … Recorded first career stolen base at home against Wright State (April 5) … Went 2-for-4 with three runs driven in against WKU (March 25) … 3-for-3 with a double at FIU (April 14) … Delivered a two-out pinch hit single against Illinois (May 19) in the fifth inning at the NCAA Regionals in Lexington.

2016 (Freshman)
GP/GS: 25/8 ... Multi-talented athlete who pitched 69 innings and recorded 43 at-bats ... Made first appearance in the circle pitching 2.2 innings with two strikeouts at Troy Feb. 14 ... First plate appearance and first career hit vs. LIU-Brooklyn Feb. 19 ... Earned first career win with first career start vs. LIU-Brooklyn Feb. 19 pitching three innings and allowing two runs ... Pitched two complete games vs. UMES (March 4) and vs. Toledo (March 15) both wins ... Season high five strikeouts in complete game win over Toledo March 15 ... Second on the team with five wins and 30 strikeouts ... Pitched three or more innings 14 times ... Hit first career home run in game one of the doubleheader vs. Toledo March 15 ... Season high two hits three times; 2-for-2 vs UMES (March 4), 2-for-3 with two RBI vs. UTEP (March 13) and 2-for-3 at Wright State April 6.

High School: 
Attended Buffalo High School … Played for Coach Darrell Moore … Won four West Virginia State Championships … Named the West Virginia Player of the Year, Gatorade Player of the Year and the Kanawha Valley Player of the Year as a senior … 25-1 record in the circle with a .34 ERA and 253 strikeouts … at the plate hit .674 with 10 home runs and 50 RBI … Four-time member of the Class A All-State Tournament Team … Played for the WV Diamond Dusters for three years and USA Stars for one season … Member of the National Honor Society
Personal: Born May 1, 1997 … Daughter of Karen and Laddie Burdette … Has one brother, Garrett (23) … Chose Marshall because, “Marshall is the school where as an athlete I can reach my full potential.” … Majoring in education with a minor in history.

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