Herd softball to take on Northern Kentucky

The Marshall University softball team will play a non-conference double header 2 p.m. Thursday against Northern Kentucky University.

The two games will be played at Dot Hicks Field in Huntington.

The team is looking to make up for its losses from last weekend after falling to conference rival University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The team is focused on getting wins Thursday and is preparing for the games all week.

Marshall freshman Taylor McCord said there is a lot of extra work being done, and the girls are focusing on playing more as a team.

“We hit a little bump in the road” McCord said, “but I have confidence in this team’s ability and I know we will bring it all together this week,” said McCord. “We are preparing for Northern Kentucky just like we would for any other team. I think our mindset is different in that we can’t look past anybody and we just have to go out and compete every pitch until the last inning. When we bring all of our abilities together, I think we will be unstoppable with how much talent is on this team.”

The team currently has a record of 4-5 in conference.

Senior Emileigh Cooper said the team has to do more than just show up to the games.

“We just have to work and compete,” Cooper said. “Losing to Charlotte showed us that we can’t just show up, we have to fight, put in the time and show everyone what the Herd is about.”

The Herd will travel to Greenville, South Carolina, for the weekend after Thursday’s double-header, where it will face Furman University in a three -game series 1 p.m. Saturday.

Jill Shemanski can be contacted at [email protected].