Baseball: UTSA @ Marshall (In Beckley, W.Va.)

Friday at 3 p.m.—Saturday at 1 p.m.—Sunday at 1 p.m.

Geonte Jackson, Infielder, #23

After a sluggish start to the season, Geonte Jackson has dialed in at the plate in the past few weeks. In fact, Jackson had a nine-game hit streak before it was snapped in University of Texas at San Antonio’s last game.

During that nine-game hit streak, Jackson had seven games with multiple hits, including back-to-back three-hit games.

The hot stretch for Jackson severely inflated his batting average rising from 0.125 before the streak to 0.377.

On the season, Jackson has registered 20 hits, ranking second on the team with a 0.357 batting average to go along with four doubles, one homerun and eight runs batted in.

However, Jackson’s value isn’t confined to his offensive production, as he has been incredibly efficient defensively with his fielding.

Jackson boasts a 99.3 fielding percentage, having notched 123 putouts and one error on the season.

Softball: Western Kentucky @ Marshall

Friday at 2 p.m.—Saturday at noon and 2 p.m.

Miranda Kramer, Pitcher, #2

Despite a slew of canceled games so far this season, Miranda Kramer hasn’t lost her rhythm on the mound.

She has been outstanding all season continuing to build on a highly illustrious career with the Hilltoppers.

For the season, Kramer has gone 6-2 in eight starts with five shutouts, while posting a 1.04 earned run average and tallying 92 strikeouts.

In WKU’s final pre-conference tournament, Kramer dominated, posting two shutout victories and giving up just three in 12 total innings pitched. Kramer also registered 12 strikeouts in both games.

Kramer, a senior, has been sensational during her collegiate tenure at WKU, registering 20 or more wins in each of the past two seasons.

Her ERA never exceeded 1.93 for a single season. As a junior last season, Kramer was named Summit League Pitcher of the Year, finishing with 332 strikeouts for the season, the second most in Summit League history.

Tennis: Miami (Ohio) @ Marshall

Friday at 4 p.m.

Alix Thurman

Alix Thurman has posted a 6-1 record in singles play this season, and has won each of her past three matches playing in the team’s one spot.

In those three matches, Thurman won in straight sets (6-2, 6-2) against Dayton, battled back to take the victory against Illinois State after dropping the first set (5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4)) and triumphed in a three-set marathon against 71st ranked Wisconsin (6-1, 5-7, 7-5).

In doubles play, Thurman has posted a 4-3 mark on the season, while playing with four different partners thus far this season.

Winthrop @ Marshall

Sunday at 10 a.m.

Alice Garcia

After being named All-Conference for singles and doubles play last season, Alice Garcia has posted seasonal of records of 6-7 and 6-6 in singles and doubles play, respectively.

In singles play, Garcia has dropped her last two matches playing the one spot after notching a victory in straight sets against Longwood.

In doubles play, Garcia had a rough start to the season, dropping six of her first seven matches, but since partnering with Mariana Humberg, the pairing has reeled off five straight victories.

Bradley Heltzel can be contacted at [email protected].