Softball in full swing of fall ball season with game against West Virginia State

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Homeruns and crowd noise helped lift Marshall University softball over West Virginia State University in its third fall ball game of the year. 

In a game where the score was not officially kept, it was clear from the start that Marshall was going to handle business and take care of WVSU, a Division II school. 

Sophomore Mya Stevenson had herself a game to remember, going 3-4 with two homeruns, a double and also knocking in 5 RBI’s.

“I just try and get on a base and try to move any runner I can move,” Stevenson said. “It’s like a job. If the runner scores, I did my part as a hitter.”

Senior Haleigh Christopher, a transfer from Charleston University, also hit a long ball for the Herd when she pulled one over the left field fence. 

“I thought offensively, we were able to generate a lot of runs; we had some big hits and we had some clutch hits,” Head Coach Megan Smith said. “We were poised under pressure and able to get big hits.”

WVSU also hit three homeruns as a team, which were all solo shots.

The Herd’s fall season consisted of a green and black intersquad scrimmage along with games against Ohio Valley and West Liberty.

Marshall softball’s last fall ball game of the season with be against Fairmont State. In the spring, Fairmont ended its season 26-23, with a 19-13 conference record. They are in the Mountain East Conference. 

The game will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 where the Herd will face off against Fairmont State in a double header at home. 

Mike Dotson can be contacted at [email protected] 

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