Game two postponed to Sunday at 1 p.m. eastern
Also Named Madness C-USA Pitcher of the Week
Went 5-0 In First Weekend
The 2014 campaign was another historic season for Shonda Stanton and Marshall softball
Started in all 55 games, made 13 starts in the circle while making 33 appearances...finished the season with a 6-11 record in 113.2 innings of work...tallied 105 strikeouts on the year...retired a single game career-high 10 batters against Dayton on April 18, with the first eight outs of the game coming at a K from Jackson...led team in hits with 56, tied for lead in doubles with 12 (eighth in C-USA), second on club in runs scored with 25...in conference play, notched seven doubles (T-2nd in C-USA) and a team-best 21 hits...had a game-high three hits against Morehead State on two occasions...had two doubles against UTEP...led the Herd with a 12-game hitting streak that stretched from March 5-20, in that time she tallied six multiple-hit games, 17 hits, five doubles, a .757 slugging percentage, hit at a .459 clip and struck out just once...finished senior campaign with four home runs...in MU career record books, she finished fifth in batting average (.320), hits (209), doubles (34), RBI (89), sixth in at-bats (653), tied for fifth in triples (5), fourth in total bases (280) and fourth in appearances with 100.
Played and started in all 51 games as a junior...started as the team's designated player and in the circle as a pitcher...started the season with an 11-game hitting streak...against UIC, in the opening weekend, went 3-for-4 with four RBI and a double...picked up three RBI against Ball State at the Georgia Softball Classic...finished with 13 multi-hit games and recorded at least one hit in 35 games...had first solo home run at Ohio in a 3-for-4 game with three RBI, three runs and two doubles...ranked fourth nationally as the toughest to strikeout...third on the team in batting avearge (.325), second in hits (51), tied for second in RBI (27) and third in runs scored (22)...picked up five wins as a pitcher with 38 strikeouts...pitched two complete games...named to the NFCA Regional First Team at the Pitcher/Utility position...honored as a member of the C-USA All-Tournament Team.
Started in every game during sophomore year...made 33 starts as a pitcher...went 9.2 innings against UAB with five strikeouts...batted .337 with 62 hits and 30 RBI...lead the team in triples with four...went 3-for5 with her first career triple and three RBI against College of Charleston February 8...hit her first career home run against McNee State to help team comeback for an 8-7 win...had three three-RBI performances....named C-USA Pitcher of the Week on April 7...pitched a career high 9.2 innings against UAB April 12...had nine games which she pitched seven or more innings...named to the NFCA Mid-West Regional Second Team.
Started 51 games playing mainly in the outfield...made 15 appearances on the mound and finished with a 4-4 record....named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team...pitched 48 innings and earned one save...started seven games on the hill and had an overall 3.79 ERA...hit .295 on the year with 12 RBI and five doubles...scored 21 runs and was credited with three stolen bases...had 12 multi-hit performances, including a 3-for-4 day with one run and two RBI against North Carolina State, Feb. 16...earned first career double after a 2-for3 performance with two runs against Princeton on March 3...earned first career victory with a complete game against UCF on March 31...during her first win, Jackson gave up only four hits and no runs while strucking out six...pitched three complete games...recorded first career save in 2.1 relief innings without surrendering a run against Memphis, April 22.
Was a four-year letterwinner at Pomona Catholic High School...was a three-time All-League selection, splitting time between first base, outfield and in the circle...led Pomona Catholic to the CIF Division V Championship in 2005 and 2006...named Pomona Catholic's MVP and Southern California Inland Valley second team in 2005...Batted .455 with five home runs and 29 RBI as a junior...recipient of the High School Coaches Trophy in 2004.
Born on December 1, 1988...Daughter of Richard and Linda Jackson...Has one older brother...Majoring in criminal justice.