Herd softball to take on Northern Kentucky


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.

Marshall University’s softball team is looking to get back on a winning streak after coming off the first loss following 10 straight wins.

The team plays non-conference rival Northern Kentucky University at 2 p.m. Wednesday in a doubleheader.

The team will host NKU at the Dot Hicks Field in Huntington. The second game of the day is set for 4 p.m.

The Herd is looking forward to the mid-week doubleheader after suffering their first loss in 11 games to Florida Atlantic University Saturday.

“I don’t feel the loss affects our team,”  freshman second baseman Elicia D’Orazio said. “Wednesday’s game is a game that we will use to get us ready for UTEP this weekend. Beating FAU just gave us the momentum to know that we are still heading in the right direction, and we will dominate Wednesday against Northern Kentucky.”

Freshman shortstop Kylie Howard said even though NKU is a non-conference opponent, the team plans to approach Wednesday’s game as they would any other.

“Conference game or not, every game means a lot,” Howard said. “We will tackle every practice just like we do every other week. We will just focus on getting better each day and doing everything we can to win.”

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