17 years after graduation, the Diplomats' ace still owns the
school record for strikeouts, seating 220 batters. He also
maintains the F&M record for strikeouts per 9 innings, fanning
10.53 batters per complete outing. In his career, Marshall compiled
a 13-10 overall record with four saves and a 4.45 ERA. At the time
of his induction he will remain second in career starts (29), fifth
in compete games (10), sixth in innings pitched (186 2/3).
Marshall led the Diplomats in strikeouts all four years, and twice led the team in innings pitched. In three of his four seasons he limited opponents to a batting average of .205 or less. As a sophomore, he ranked seventh in NCAA Division III in strikeouts per seven-inning game with an 11.9 average. He finished his senior campaign fourth overall in NCAA Division III statistics for strikeouts. He averaged 11.6 K's per nine innings that season.
As a junior, he no-hit Moravian (W, 5-2) and suffered just one conference loss in a 4-2 season. In addition, he led the team with 52.2 innings pitched while compiling a 4.27 ERA and holding opposing batters to a .214 average. That year, Marshall led the team to its first post-season berth since 1980 with a bid to the ECAC Championships. Marshall is inextricably linked to F&M baseball lore. In the first game ever played at Caplan Field, he struck out four consecutive batters to record a save as F&M knocked off nationally ranked Elizabethtown. His accomplishments were not limited to the field. Marshall was a three-time Middle Atlantic Conference Academic All-Star. Marshall's baseball career did not end in Lancaster. He signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Padres after graduation, and pitched for the club's single A team in Spokane, Washington.