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Marshall baseball’s groundbreaking ceremony for new stadium

Marshall baseball’s groundbreaking ceremony for new stadium

Grant Goodrich, Reporter

October 29, 2019

A home stadium for the Marshall University baseball team will become a reality in a short 17 months, Athletic Director Mike Hamrick announced Saturday morning at a groundbreaking ceremony inside the Chris Cline Athletic Complex. “We will be playing baseball in Huntington, West Virginia instead of Charle...

Herd baseball headed to Morgantown to face Mountaineers

Herd baseball headed to Morgantown to face Mountaineers

Grant Goodrich, Reporter

October 3, 2019

In its second out of three scheduled fall baseball games, the Marshall Thundering Herd will travel to Morgantown, West Virginia on Friday to play the West Virginia Mountaineers at 6:30 p.m. at Monongalia County Ballpark. “We need to use these games to identify what we need to do better in our fall...

Future is promising for Herd Baseball players Peralta and Shapiro

Future is promising for Herd Baseball players Peralta and Shapiro

Sydney Shelton, Contributor

June 11, 2019

Two of Marshall’s baseball players were drafted on the third day of the 2019 MLB Draft: redshirt-junior shortstop Elvis Peralta, Jr. and senior left-handed starting pitcher Joshua Shapiro.   Peralta, who signed with the Oakland A’s, was selected in the 26th round as the 794th pick. Shapiro was ...

Eagles best Thundering Herd in midweek matchup

Eagles best Thundering Herd in midweek matchup

Kieran Intemann, Sports Editor

April 23, 2019

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...

Marshall baseball survives against Ohio Bobcats in 11 innings

Marshall baseball survives against Ohio Bobcats in 11 innings

Taylor Huddleston, Reporter

April 17, 2019

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

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

Thundering Herd looks to extend win streak in midweek matchup at Power Park against Virginia Tech

Taylor Huddleston, Reporter

March 20, 2019

 Marshall baseball plays its second Atlantic Coast Conference opponent of the season on Wednesday when it welcomes the Virginia Tech Hokies to Appalachian Power Park in Charleston. The Thundering Herd is coming off a series win in conference play against the FIU Panthers last weekend. In the firs...

Marshall to build long-awaited baseball stadium, aims for 2021 completion

Marshall to build long-awaited baseball stadium, aims for 2021 completion

Millard Stickler, Reporter

February 22, 2019

“It’s time to build a baseball stadium.” Fans of Marshall baseball have been hearing this phrase since the 1960s but during an unveiling ceremony on Thursday the words were spoken once more. Mayor Steve Williams announced that the Huntington Municipal Development Authority bought eight acres...

Herd baseball battles Mountaineers in marathon midweek matchup at Power Park

Herd baseball battles Mountaineers in marathon midweek matchup at Power Park

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

April 26, 2018

  Marshall baseball battled WVU for 13 innings Tuesday night at Appalachian Power Park, but ultimately lost the contest 11-10 after five hours and 10 minutes of play. “It was a hard-fought battle between both teams and it went back and forth the whole game,” head coach Jeff Waggoner said. ...

Herd baseball meets West Virginia at Power Park Tuesday

Herd baseball meets West Virginia at Power Park Tuesday

Luke Creasy, Reporter

April 23, 2018

After being swept by the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs this past weekend, the Marshall baseball team returns home to Appalachian Power Park Tuesday in Charleston for a Capitol City Classic on the Diamond, as the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Thundering Herd meet for an annual matchup. WVU and Marshall ...