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The Thundering Herd softball team swept Wright State University Tuesday in a doubleheader at Dot Hicks Field. The Herd won the first game 3-2 on a walk-off by Morgan Zerkle and the second game by a score of 11-2.

Richard Crank

The Thundering Herd softball team swept Wright State University Tuesday in a doubleheader at Dot Hicks Field. The Herd won the first game 3-2 on a walk-off by Morgan Zerkle and the second game by a score of 11-2.

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Marshall University softball is coming off a two-game sweep against the University of North Texas and looking to continue its success this week in four games in the next five days.

The team is on the road for all four games starting 6 p.m. Wednesday in Lexington, Kentucky, when it faces The University of Kentucky.

“We know this is a big opportunity for us to continue our win streak and knock off a top 25 team,” senior Kristina Braxton said. “Our staff puts in a lot of work to make sure we are prepared for each opponent we face, so we will continue to work hard and be ready to play Wednesday as well as this weekend.”

The Herd will then travel to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where it will play three games against Middle Tennessee University. The team will have a double header starting at 2 p.m. Saturday followed by a single game at noon Sunday.

“We will continue to stay hot and confident with the momentum we have,” Escareno said.

We want to show them the message of what Marshall softball is all about.”

— Kristina Braxton

The team is looking for revenge against non-conference rival Kentucky after losing to them two years ago.

The Wildcats beat the Herd by one run in the 2013 NCAA Regional Tournament.

“We always look forward to playing against competitive teams,” Braxton said. “So we’re very excited to play Kentucky. We know we could see them in post season again this year, and we want to show them the message of what Marshall softball is all about.”

The Herd currently has a record of 25-10 (6-5).

Jill Shemanski can be contacted at [email protected]

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