Herd softball dominates in double header


Shannon Stowers

Rebecca Myslenski looks for the ball against Northern Kentucky University Wednesday at Dot Hicks Field.

The Marshall University softball team extended its conference record to 10-6 after it  defeated Northern Kentucky University Wednesday in both games of a double header.

The Herd outscored NKU in the first game 9-2, while the second game ended with a score of 6-3.

Sophomore Jordan Dixon earned both wins on the mound for the Herd today while striking out 15 batters in game one.

Dixon said her teammates give her the confidence she needs to perform in the circle.

“We all work together to bring the confidence of the team together,” Dixon said. “It’s not just one person, it’s everyone as a team.”

The team had 29 total hits and 11 stolen bases in the two games combined.

The Herd has surpassed its single season record for stolen bases with 141 total.

“We put in a lot of really good work during the week and focused on our hitting a lot,” Dixon said. “It showed today.”

Junior Shaelynn Braxton said it was fun to watch the freshmen show off their skills.

“It was great to get to watch our freshmen step up and see how well they’ve done as well,” Braxton said.

The team will take its final road trip of the regular season as they take on UTEP at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Jill Shemanski can be contacted at [email protected].