First pitch set for 5 p.m. from FGCU Softball Complex
The Herd will be closing out a five-game home stand at Dot Hicks Field this weekend.
The Word on the Herd-Feb. 5, 2013
Rubber match scheduled for Sunday at noon
Herd returns to C-USA this weekend with a road series at East Carolina
2013 (Junior): Medical redshirt
2012 (Sophomore): Was in the circle 26 times, starting 17 games and posting a 7-7 record...allowed the least amount of walks among eligible pitchers in C-USA with 23...picked up two wins during the season-opening Kickin' Chicken Classic against George Mason (Feb. 10) and Georgia Southern (Feb. 11)...limited GSU to just one run and three hits in eight innings of work...struck out eight batters March 2 at home against IPFW...pitched a complete game shutout against Memphis March 17, striking out seven in the process...limited eventual C-USA champion Tulsa to just one run and five hits during a complete game effort April 14...picked up saves at Memphis (March 18) and home vs. Wright State (April 25).
2011 (Freshman): Was in the circle for 41 contests, starting 21 of them...led team with seven complete games and innings pitched (137.0)...second on the squad in strike-outs (63)...ranked ninth in conference for strikeouts looking (26) and third in appearances (41)... grabbed crucial conference victories against East Carolina, Southern Miss, and UTEP...in first collegiate win blanked Belmont 8-0 marking Marshall's largest victory of the 2011 season.
High School: Letterwinner at Etiwanda High School...in 2010 posted a record of 19-3 and an ERA of 0.53 in 132.1 innings with 104 strikeouts...named Baseline League co-most valuable player, Etiwanda Female Athlete of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Second Team, California Interscholastic Federation First Team and Inland Valley First Team...led EHS to a Baseline League championships in 2009 and 10...in 2009, named Baseline League most valuable player, Mike Smith Academy Pitcher of the Year, CIF Player of the Year, Inland Valley Player of the Year and a First Team All-State selection...led EHS to a California State Championship title in 2009 with an overall record of 22-2 in the circle, 11 solo shutouts, 121 strikeouts and a 0.71 ERA.
Personal: Daughter of James and Conny Pulver...has two sisters, Nicole (23) and Jamie (14)...cousin, Mike Pulver, played football at the University of Oregon from 1972-75...majoring in management.