57th meeting between the programs set for Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Series finale Sunday morning now set for 10 a.m. eastern
Saturday doubleheader begins at 2 p.m. eastern
Taylor McCord sets career record for runners caught stealing with her 56th
Aly Harrell drives in three runs, has 30 for the year
2017 NFCA Mideast All-Region Second Team
2017 All-Conference USA First Team
2017 Conference USA All-Academic Team
2017 Conference USA Player of the Week: March 13th
2017 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
2017 Top 10 NCAA Sacrifice Flies (T6th – 6)
GP/GS: 54/54 … “The Sniper” started 53-of-54 games at catcher and one game at designated player versus Delaware State (March 5) … Continued to gun down runners with 16 caught stealing and nine pickoffs both good for second most in a season in program history … Major factor in Herd allowing just 20 stolen bases while swiping 162 for the largest base-stealing difference (+142) since Alabama had a +156 in 2009 … Threw out two runners in the same inning in win over Florida Atlantic (April 8) including Madisyn Palmer one of the top 15 base stealers in the country … Set several offensive career-highs in batting average (.349), runs (41), hits (53), doubles (11), home runs (12), RBI (52), total bases (102), slugging percentage (.671), walks (24), on base percentage (.429) and stolen bases (19) … Led the Herd in home runs, RBI and walks … Drove in a run in 33 games and had two or more RBI 13 times and the Herd was 12-1 in those contests … Drove in four runs in three games: Bethune Cookman (Feb. 17), South Carolina State (March 3) and UTSA (March 11) all Herd wins … Drove in 25 runs during Herd’s 17-game winning streak … Recorded a hit in 35 games and had 15 multi-hit contests … Reached base safely in 48-of-54 games … Began 2017 season in almost the same fashion as 2016 season with a solo home run late in the first game of the season to tie the contest at 1-1 and help push to extra innings, against Lipscomb (Feb. 10) in the bottom of the sixth … Hit game-ending, three-run home run in the sixth against Bethune Cookman to give Marshall 10-2 win … First multi-SB game of career came against Hampton (Feb. 25) with two … Stole three bases at Georgia Southern (March 4) including taking second in the top of the seventh to move into scoring position with Herd trailing by one and later scored game-tying run … Crushed two home runs in 3-for-3 performance at home versus UTSA (March 11) with four RBI, one double and one walk … Was named C-USA Player of the Week (March 13) after UTSA series finishing the weekend going 6-for-9 at the plate, slugged 1.444, 26 putouts, two assists and no errors on defense … Went 2-for-4 with two runs, two RBI, a double, a home run and tossed out two runners in win at Southern Miss (April 1) … Hit first career triple against Ohio (April 18) … In first game of series at Middle Tennessee (April 29) hit 3-for-3 with a walk, tied a Herd single-game record with four runs scored and added a double, a home run and a stolen base … Drove in a run an threw out a base-stealer against Illinois (May 19) at the NCAA Regionals in Lexington … Is tied for second all-time at Marshall with 43 runners caught stealing … Needs just six more RBI to become 10th Herd player in the 100 RBI Club.
2016 All-Conference USA First Team
2016 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
2016 BAMA Bash All-Tournament Team
GP/GS: 56/55 ... The “Sniper” started 55 games behind the plate ... Stellar sophomore performance setting the Herd single season record 21 potential base stealers thrown out ... Picked off another six base runners during the season ... Finished the season with a .992 fielding percentage committing only three errors out of 374 chances ... Ranks fourth all-time in Herd history with a career .984 fielding percentage ... Picked off two runners in the same inning and threw out another to finish a double play against #14 Tennessee at the BAMA Bash Feb. 26 ... Was named to the BAMA Bash All-Tournament Team ... Set career highs in average (.301), hits (47), doubles (9) and RBI (33) ... Tied for team lead with nine doubles and tied for second with 33 RBI ... 13 Multi-hit games ... Nine Multi-RBI games, all Herd wins ... Hit first career home run in the first game of the year against Alabama State, bottom of the seventh inning with two outs to tie the game at 1-1 and send it to extra innings ... Drove in Herd’s only two runs with a first inning double in 2-1 win over Loyola March 5 ... 2-for-2 with two walks and four RBI in 8-3 win over Toledo March 15 ... Had four RBI in regular season finale 10-3 win at WKU ... Two-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2015 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete
2015 Conference USA Academic Medal
2015 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
GP/GS: 49/41 ... Primarily appeared as team’s catcher ... Picked off a runner at second base in her very first collegiate inning vs. Army Feb. 6 ... Threw out a base-runner in sixth inning of Herd 2-1 win over Bethune-Cookman to help preserve the lead Feb. 7 ... Against Middle Tennessee State April 12 threw out Cor’Nisha Birdsong at second, Birdsong was the nation’s fourth leading base stealer in 2015 ... Hit for a .252 average ... Had 28 hits, 9 RBI and 3 runs in 111 at bats ... Walked 12 times ... Belted six doubles ... Recorded first double of her career in Herd’s 7-5 win over Charlotte March 21 ... Hit two doubles and drove in a run during Marshall’s 16-8 win over North Texas April 4 ... Finished with a .325 on-base percentage and .306 slugging percentage ... Went 2-2 in very first game with a run against Army Feb. 6 ... Hit first RBI against Bethune-Cookman Feb. 7 ... Had first stolen base against Middle Tennessee April 10.
High School: McCord played 4 years of varsity softball, posting a batting average of .431 and more than 185 hits in 125 games at Gilbert High School ... She was named Second Team All-State in 2014.
Personal: Born Nov. 22, 1995 ... She is the daughter of Kim and Cassi McCord and has one sibling, Connor McCord ... Her major is Communication Disorders.