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Athlete of the week: Abigail Tolbert, softball

Athlete of the week: Abigail Tolbert, softball

April 30, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Tolbert pitched 16 shutout innings across a three-game sweep of Conference USA foe Middle Tennessee, earning the win in all three games against the Blue Raiders. Tolbert followed that by pitching a complete game against Morehead State, allowing one run against the Eagles.

Big Green culminates 2018-19 season with 41st annual dinner, HERDSPY’s awards

Sydney Shelton, Assistant Sports Editor

April 30, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall’s annual Big Green Dinner and HERDSPY’s awards celebration took place Friday evening with 10 people and plays honored as award winners. Former Marshall Football player and current Oakland Raiders tight end Lee Smith was the guest speaker at the event.  “That ‘M’ is special and that green will han...

Thundering Herd stampedes past Morehead State in doubleheader

Thundering Herd stampedes past Morehead State in doubleheader

Taylor Huddleston, Reporter

April 30, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall softball team extended its winning streak to five straight games after sweeping the Morehead State Eagles Tuesday in a doubleheader matchup, 11-1 and 11-3, with both wins coming in five innings. The Herd’s record improved to 33-17 overall and the Eagles dropped to 2-39. Morehead State’s...

Late-inning heroics propel Louisville past Marshall

Late-inning heroics propel Louisville past Marshall

Kieran Intemann, Sports Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Louisville scored all five of its runs in the final three innings, including a pair of two-out runs in the seventh inning, to defeat the Marshall softball team Tuesday afternoon, 5-4, at Dot Hicks Field in Huntington. Marshall took a 4-3 lead into the final inning after Mya Stevenson’s 10th home...

Eagles best Thundering Herd in midweek matchup

Eagles best Thundering Herd in midweek matchup

Kieran Intemann, Sports Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

A bases-loaded walk in the top of the eighth inning sent visiting Morehead State past the Marshall baseball team Tuesday afternoon, 5-4, at the Kennedy Center Field in Huntington. Morehead State took an early 3-0 lead with a trio of runs in the third inning. Zach Boyd reached on a bunt single to begin...

Athlete of the week: Kerri Parks, women’s golf

Athlete of the week: Kerri Parks, women’s golf

April 23, 2019


Filed under ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, Showcase, SPORTS, Women's Golf

ABOUT KERRI PARKS YEAR: Sophomore HOMETOWN: Flushing, Mich. SEASON STATISTICS: 74.0 stroke average, five top-10 finishes LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS: 2nd at the Conference USA Championships at 4-under (73-67-72--212) Sophomore Kerri Parks led Marshall to its highest finish at the Confere...

Marshall baseball survives against Ohio Bobcats in 11 innings

Marshall baseball survives against Ohio Bobcats in 11 innings

Taylor Huddleston, Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

After a total of 8 pitching changes for the Thundering Herd and left fielder Tucker Linder’s extended hitting streak to 21 games, Marshall came out on top, 4-3, in a non-conference matchup against the Ohio University Bobcats Tuesday afternoon at the YMCA Kennedy Center field in Huntington. Marshall...

Herd baseball splits doubleheader, takes C-USA series over rival Hilltoppers

Herd baseball splits doubleheader, takes C-USA series over rival Hilltoppers

Millard Stickler, Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

Marshall baseball earned its fourth Conference USA series win when it took two out of three games from rival Western Kentucky at the Kennedy Center Field. “Obviously winning the series is what you want to do,” Marshall head baseball coach Jeff Waggoner said. The Herd played the first of the...

GALLERY: Baseball vs Ohio

GALLERY: Baseball vs Ohio

Sydney Shelton, Assistant Sports Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Baseball, GALLERIES, SPORTS

Athlete of the week: Rachel Rousseau, softball

April 9, 2019


Filed under ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, SPORTS

ABOUT RACHEL ROUSSEAU Class: Sophomore Hometown: Morgantown, West Virginia Batting Average: .370 LAST WEEK’S RESULTS vs. WKU (3 games): 4-9 at the plate, with six RBI’s, a grand slam and a walk-off solo  home run in the series finale. After missing the last 30 games due to a hand injury suffe...

MU softball wins series over WKU, hands Lady Toppers first conference loss

Sydney Shelton, Assistant Sports Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

An eight-run inning on Saturday and a walk-off win on Sunday gave Marshall softball the series win over Western Kentucky at Dot Hicks Field. Overall, the Herd is 25-13 and 8-4 in Conference USA, which puts them at second in the East Division. WKU is 27-8 and 10-2 in C-USA and in first place of the East ...

Former Division I student-athlete informs Thundering Herd of gambling-related issues

Millard Stickler, Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

“If someone doesn’t do something about a gambling addiction it will end in prison or suicide,” Lesa Densmore said on Monday at a gathering of Marshall student athletes and coaches during an 1800Gambler event presented by The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia. The event was to inf...