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Softball’s Dixon on the path to a legendary career at Marshall

Softball’s Dixon on the path to a legendary career at Marshall

Christian Hisman, Reporter
April 6, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Despite being in just her third season as a member of the Marshall University softball program, pitcher Jordan Dixon has already accumulated a large number of accomplishments in her tenure. Members of the team said they have enjoyed having Dixon to lean on while the team is in the field. Raquel E...

Greene etches name into Herd history books in Marshall softball’s series loss to UAB

April 4, 2016
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University softball lost its weekend series to conference opponent University of Alabama at Birmingham two games to one. The Herd (20-15, 6-3) lost the first game of the series 3-1, but responded to take the second game, 4-3, in extra innings before falling in the third, 8-1. In the Herd...

Softball team splits doubleheader against Saint Francis

Softball team splits doubleheader against Saint Francis

March 29, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University softball split its doubleheader with Saint Francis University Tuesday taking the first game 9-2 before dropping the second 4-0. In the 9-2 victory, Jordan Dixon earned the win as the starting pitcher going the full seven innings, while allowing just three hits and two earned ru...

Marshall softball takes on high-powered St. Francis offense Wednesday

March 28, 2016
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team (18-12) faces Saint Francis University (17-12) Tuesday in its final home, non-conference doubleheader of the season. Marshall enters the doubleheader after splitting its last matches against Radford University Wednesday. The Herd won its second game against the...

Marshall softball edged by nationally-ranked Kentucky in defensive showdown

Marshall softball edged by nationally-ranked Kentucky in defensive showdown

Danielle Wright, Reporter
March 16, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team lost to the University of Kentucky Wildcats 1-0 Thursday in the final inning of action. With two outs and two strikes in the top of the seventh inning, Kentucky shortstop Christian Jones lined a home run off Marshall pitcher Jordan Dixon for the lone run of the gam...

MU softball head coach achieves milestone wins mark with 500th victory

Christian Hisman, Reporter
March 16, 2016
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team has had a lot of success over the past few years and head coach Shonda Stanton is one of the primary reasons. Now in her 17th season as Marshall softball’s coach, Stanton picked up her 500th career win with the program in last weekend’s series against the Un...

Marshall softball team sweeps Toldeo in doubleheader

Marshall softball team sweeps Toldeo in doubleheader

Christian Hisman, Reporter
March 15, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team swept Toledo University Tuesday in a doubleheader at Dot Hicks Field to continue its unbeaten start to conference play. Marshall swept the University of Texas at El Paso at home over the weekend. The Herd picked up a 5-3 win in its first game Tuesday. Marshall...

Softball team hosts Toledo

Softball team hosts Toledo

March 14, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University’s softball team continues its six-game home stand Tuesday when it faces the University of Toledo at Dot Hicks Field. The Herd will play the Rockets in a doubleheader beginning 1 p.m. Marshall has not played Toledo (4-17) since March 2011 when the Herd fell to the Rockets 13-0 in Ox...

MU softball goes 3-2 in weekend tourney, set to start conference play

March 8, 2016
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team went 3-2 in the Campbell University Tournament over the weekend. Marshall earned a pair of victories over the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and defeated Loyola University Chicago, but fell to Appalachian State University and host-school Campbell University. ...

Marshall softball goes winless in Bama Bash tournament

Marshall softball goes winless in Bama Bash tournament

March 1, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team lost all five of its games over the weekend in the Bama Bash tournament in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The University of Alabama hosted the tournament, and the University of Tennessee and University of Arizona competed in the tournament as well. The Herd lost its ope...

Herd softball faces tough tests in Bama bash

Herd softball faces tough tests in Bama bash

Christian Hisman, Reporter
February 26, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team heads to Tuscaloosa, Alabama Friday for the Bama Bash tournament, which will span the entire weekend. The University of Alabama, the University of Arizona and the University of Tennessee are the other schools participating in the tournament. The Herd will face ...

Memorial Wiffleball Tournament to honor deceased Marshall softball player

February 19, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Softball

The Brothers of Alpha Sigma Phi are hosting a Memorial Wiffleball Tournament in memory of former Marshall University softball player Emileigh Cooper, who died Feb. 12 after sustaining injuries in a car accident. Friday, Feb. 19, is the last day to sign up for the Wiffleball Tournament Anyone can sign up from...