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Thundering Herd, Mountaineers to meet in Charleston for non-conference showdown

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

April 17, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

Marshall University Athletics is offering a bus ride headed to Appalachian Power Park in Charleston Tuesday to watch the baseball game between Marshall and West Virginia University. The bus ride is free for all Marshall students. Students must pick up their ticket for the game and a bus pass at the Henderson...

Baseball, Softball take crucial conference trip to Florida

Baseball, Softball take crucial conference trip to Florida

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

April 13, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball and baseball teams head to Florida for important series this weekend in Conference USA play. The softball team heads to Miami for a three-game set against Florida International. The baseball team meanwhile travels to Boca Raton for a three-game set against Florida Atlantic....

Marshall baseball to host home games Tuesday and Wednesday

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

April 10, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

The Marshall University baseball team returns home for back-to-back games Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday, the team faces off with Morehead State, while Wednesday the team goes up against Ohio University.  The Herd succeeded in what outfield Sam Finfer called a “brutal” part of the schedule over the past ...

Herd takes third game versus MTSU after five-run comeback

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

April 3, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

After losing the first two games of a three-game series to Middle Tennessee, the Marshall University baseball team used a late comeback to defeat the Blue Raiders in the third and final game of the series by a score of 8-6. Capping the comeback was a six-run seventh inning for the Thundering Herd. The...

Herd baseball earn victory, close series with UTSA

Herd baseball earn victory, close series with UTSA

Staff Reports

March 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

The Marshall University baseball team defeated the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners 3-2 Sunday afternoon in Charleston. The Roadrunners looked like they were going to start hot, getting runners on base early in the contest, thanks to a first inning double and single. But, Marshall’s...

Thundering Herd baseball split double-header with UTSA

Thundering Herd baseball split double-header with UTSA

Joseph Ashley, Assistant Sports Editor

March 18, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

The Marshall University baseball team split a double-header Saturday against the University of Texas at San Antonio at Power Park in Charleston, West Virginia to open Conference USA play. In the first game, both teams had good pitching and defense to start the contest. Both teams had 2 hits in the...

Potential for Marshall baseball stadium among proposals

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Softball, SPORTS

Marshall baseball technically has three home fields, but none on or even near campus. With a recent proposal by the city of Huntington, Marshall baseball may have a field in the not-too-distant future. The city of Huntington is looking to transform several former industrial properties between Third Avenue...

Herd baseball playing underdog role in 2017

Herd baseball playing underdog role in 2017

Mike Morgan, Contributor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

The Marshall baseball team enters 2017 coming off one of their best season’s in program history with 34 wins, including 21 wins in Conference USA play. The Herd finished in the top five of 17 different offensive categories, including first in hits (315), RBIs (189), home runs (36), doubles (69), total...

Herd faces Blue Raiders in conference play

April 28, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

Marshall University baseball will begin a three-game weekend series 7 p.m. Friday against Conference USA opponent Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The Herd (21-17, 10-8) suffered a loss to in-state rival West Virginia Wednesday when a furious eighth inning rally came up...

Herd baseball’s Finfer has no regrets passing on MLB in favor of collegiate career, education

Herd baseball’s Finfer has no regrets passing on MLB in favor of collegiate career, education

Brittanie Fowler, Reporter

April 27, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, SPORTS

The MLB Draft can be an exciting, depressing, surprising and emotional experience for baseball players all over the country. Kids start out playing the sport when they learn how to walk in hopes of one day making it to the big leagues. For many players that dream doesn’t come true. But for one o...

Marshall baseball’s rally comes up just short in final innings versus rival West Virginia

April 27, 2016


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

The Marshall University baseball team’s late-game rally against in-state rival West Virginia University came up just short Wednesday in Morgantown as the Herd fell 9-8. With the Herd (21-17, 10-8) trailing 4-3 heading into the seventh inning, West Virginia slapped in five runs in the seventh inning...

Martin making impact in first year

Martin making impact in first year

Danielle Wright, Reporter

April 26, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, SPORTS

After an impressive start to the season, Marshall University freshman pitcher Wade Martin may have a bright future as a member of the university’s baseball team.  The young pitcher has had the opportunity to warm up his arm and contribute to the pitching staff despite thoughts of redshirting ea...