Three-game series begins Saturday at 1 p.m.
Marshall plays in Hattiesburg for the first time since 2012
Team Wins 9-1 Over Tennessee State
2006 C-USA ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
2006 SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE USA SELECTION
CONFERENCE USA PITCHER OF THE WEEK (APRIL 3)
Earned All-Conference USA second team honors as a junior, posting a 17-9 record with a 2.61 earned run average and 73 strikeouts in 33 appearances...Was named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team...Entered the C-USA championship game with a seven-start winning streak...Was named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week for April 3...Began the season 3-0 with victories over Mississippi Valley State, Eastern Kentucky and Appalachian State...Finished the season on a 11-2 tear, including nine wins against C-USA opponents...Pitched 17 complete games...Pitched a complete-game, one-hitter against MVSU on Feb. 10...Struck out a season-high seven batters in a complete-game shutout over Eastern Kentucky the following day...Posted three consecutive victories during the Herd's five-game home stand in March...Pitched a complete-game four-hitter, striking out three batters in a 9-1 win over Indiana State on March 14...Followed with a complete-game six-hitter in a 6-1 win over UCF March 18...Pitched in relief in the series finale, striking out two batters in 3 1/3 innings to preserve the win on March 19...Threw back-to-back complete-game shutouts against UAB (6-0) March 25 and East Carolina (2-0) April 1...Won her final six complete-game decisions...Finished with a 9-4 record and 2.05 ERA with 33 strikeouts against C-USA competition.
Made 22 starts in 32 appearances in the circle for the Herd...Finished with a 14-10 mark with a career-high 96 strikeouts and a 2.95 earned run average...Won her first start of the season, allowing two runs on six hits with four strikeouts in seven innings vs. Utah State on Feb. 4...Won her second game of the season on the following day, striking out three batters in seven innings of relief vs. UTEP on Feb. 5...Suffered first loss of the season, allowing five runs on two hits with five strikeouts in four innings at Auburn (Feb. 11)...Struck out a season-high eight batters en route to her fourth win of the season against Ball State on March 19...Allowed one hit while striking out seven in a complete-game shutout at Western Michigan on April 6...Scattered three hits while striking out seven batters in a complete-game shutout vs. Northern Illinois on April 20.
Was a dual threat for the Herd as a pitcher and a designated player...Pitched 109 innings with 13 starts...Was 7-7 in 2004 with a 2.11 earned run average...Had 77 strikeouts, including 10 in five innings of work against Monmouth on March 12...Also went 2-for-2 with a double in that game...First career win came against Cleveland State on March 7...Tossed a one-hitter vs. Appalachian State on March 21...Finished third in the MAC with four saves...Had six hits in 29 at bats while batting .207 at the plate...Hit first career home run vs. Miami (Ohio) on April 17 in a game that she also won in the circle.
Was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Bill Ford and Santiam Christian HS...Was a three-time first team All-State selection while finishing her career with a 0.56 earned run average to go along with a .565 batting average...Was also an All-Region pick in 2001 and 2002...Played for Oregon Reign and Arizona Outlaws...A member of the Student Council, Corvallis Chamber of Commerce Leadership and FCA in high school...Also lettered in soccer and basketball.
Full name is Abigail Rose Harter...Born on February 22, 1985...Daughter of Jim and Mary Harter...Has one older sister, Megan (28)...Majoring in Adult Fitness.