2018 (Redshirt Sophomore): Made 21 appearances on the season including 18 out of the bullpen with three starts, tossing 43.0 innings … Pitched at least two innings in 12 of his 21 appearances … Finished the season with a 0-4 record and a 6.28 ERA … Struck out 34 batters against 26 walks … Surrendered 54 hits with just 14 going for extra bases – 10 doubles and four home runs … Made his WCU debut in relief in the season-opening weekend series at East Carolina (Feb. 17) … Started three-straight games including his first start in the win over eventual OVC champion, Morehead State (Feb. 20) … Struck out a career-high five against Ball State (March 10) … Tossed a career-long 5.0 innings against Kent State (March 17) … Had a shortened appearance at nationally-ranked North Carolina (April 25) due to an apparent injury and was used sparingly over the remainder of the season … Named to the 2017-18 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Redshirted as a freshman at Florence Darlington Tech ... Made nine appearances as a sophomore, tossing 12.2 innings pitched on a squad that won 42 games and advanced to the junior college world series ... Finished with a 1-1 record with a save, tallying eight strikeouts; High School: Was a part of consecutive district titles, leading PNHS to the state finals in 2015 falling in the championship game ... Also played basketball as a prep where he was a four-year varsity letter winner, also playing three years of varsity football.
Personal: Full name is Blake Marshall
Career Game Highs:
- Innings Pitched: 5.0, KENT STATE (3/17/18)
- Strikeouts: 5, BALL STATE (3/10/18)
- Walks: 3, at North Carolina (4/25/18)