Marshall Gei - Baseball - University of Kentucky Athletics 8


  • height 6-0
  • Weight 185
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Mount Juliet, Tenn.
• 2019 UK Athletics Frank G. Ham Society of Character Inductee 
• Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League All-Star (2018)
• All-Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League Honorable Mention (2018)
• 2018 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Team
• SEC Academic Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018)
• SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2015)

Appeared in 27 games for the Cincinnati Steam of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League…Batted .280 in 93 at bats with 17 runs, 10 RBI, five doubles and three home runs…Walked more than twice as often as he struck out (17 to 8)…Tied team record with five sacrifices…Threw out 11 runners attempting to steal…Was named to the GLSCL All-Star Game and was voted Honorable Mention All-GLSCL…Twice had three-hit games…Had a six-game hit streak from 7/1-7/11 where he hit .524 (11-of-21)…Played with UK teammates Thomas Bennett and Grant Macciocchi.

Appeared in 10 games with one start at designated hitter…Hit .250 (2-of-8) with a double and a stolen base…Logged the first start of his career on 3/31 at Alabama…Had a pinch hit double vs. South Carolina on 4/6…Had a hit and stole a base at Arkansas on 3/17.

Appeared in 25 games with 19 starts for the Martinsville Mustangs of the Coastal Plain League…Hit .222 with a double, seven RBI, seven walks and eight runs scored…Had four sacrifices…Did not make an error in 158 chances…Pitched 3.0 innings in one appearance on the mound, giving up no runs and two hits with four strikeouts.

Played in nine games, all as a pinch runner, pinch hitter or defensive replacement at catcher…Made his collegiate debut at Old Dominion on 2/25, knocking in a run in his first career at bat…Logged his first career hit on 3/7 against Wright State, which also drove in a run…Scored runs against Eastern Kentucky (2/28) and Florida (5/19).

Played in 38 games with the Seacoast Mavericks of the Futures League…Was primarily a catcher…Was named to the Futures League East All-Stars and had a hit and a stolen base in the game…Hit .254 with 12 runs scored, 12 runs batted in, eight walks and four stolen bases on the season…Team made the Futures League playoffs.

Did not appear in a game.

Redshirted the season. 

First-team All-State selection, also earning all-district, all-region and all-mid state honors … Played in the Mid-State All-Star Game … As a freshman was named the team rookie of the year, also winning the Golden Glove as a freshman and sophomore … Earned all-district tournament as a junior … Earned academic honor roll each year and was also a member of the Tennessee Scholars and the top-10 percent academic honors … Hit .473 with 14 doubles and 35 RBI as a senior, striking out just five times in 132 plate appearances … Led the Golden Bears to 51 wins in his two seasons as a starter … Played four years for coaches John Morris and James Carter … Also played three years – including as an eighth grader – in hockey.

Full name is Marshall Ryan Gei … Son of Guillermo and Jennifer … Has two older sisters, Ashley (26) and Ariana (24) … Sister, Ashley attended Kentucky … Born in Hermitage, Tenn. … Major is Physics…Also played hockey in high school…Tremendous student…Favorite MLB team is the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Read more