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Ali Burdette

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Buffalo, W.Va.

High School:
Buffalo High School

Height:
5-9

Position:
RHP/UTL


11/17/2017

Marshall Softball Announces the 2017-18 Diamond Club

Annual booster club with the Herd with many great features

05/21/2017

Historic Season Comes to an End for @HerdSB at NCAA Regionals

Marshall finished season with program record 42 wins

05/13/2017

@HerdSB Eliminated in Semi-Final Round

Marshall falls to FIU and Louisiana Tech Friday

05/11/2017

Dixon No-Hits WKU as @HerdSB Advances

Third career no-hitter for Dixon

05/06/2017

No. 23 @HerdSB Takes the Series over UAB and the No. 1 Seed in C-USA

Zerkle homers in her final plate appearance at home

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.” … Plans to major in education with a minor in history.

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