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Herd baseball earn victory, close series with UTSA

Herd baseball plays against Northern Kentucky University last season.

Staff Reports

March 19, 2017

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

Freshman pitcher Joshua Shapiro winds up for a pitch in a game earlier this season. Shapiro was named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week after pitching seven scoreless innings in the team’s victory over Florida Atlantic University Sunday.

Joseph Ashley, Assistant Sports Editor

March 18, 2017

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

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

The Marshall University baseball walks off the field after a game earlier this season.

Mike Morgan, Contributor

February 7, 2017

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

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

Marshall catcher Sam Finfer makes contact with a pitch in a game earlier this season.

Brittanie Fowler, Reporter

April 27, 2016

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

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

Marshall University freshman Wade Martin throws a pitch against Eastern Kentucky University April 19 at the Kennedy Center Field on Route 2.

Danielle Wright, Reporter

April 26, 2016

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...

Baseball game rescheduled due to weather

Members of the Marshall University baseball team take the field during a game earlier this season.

April 26, 2016

The Marshall University baseball team (21-15, 10-7 C-USA) heads to Morgantown, West Virginia to face West Virginia University 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (20-18, 6-8 Big 12) at Monongalia County Ballpark. The original game time was  scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. However, it was postponed due to inclement weather....

Marshall takes on in-state rival West Virginia Tuesday in Morgantown

Brittanie Fowler, Reporter

April 25, 2016

The Marshall University baseball team (21-15, 10-7 C-USA) heads to Morgantown, West Virginia to face West Virginia University Tuesday (20-18, 6-8 Big 12) at Monongalia County Ballpark. Marshall heads into the game after a series win against Conference-USA opponent the University of North Carolina a...

Gee, Bossi, Lane power Herd to weekend series victory over Charlotte

Marshall second baseman DJ Gee swings at a pitch in a game earlier this season.

April 25, 2016

Marshall University baseball took its weekend series against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte two games to one. The Herd (21-16, 10-8) won the first two games of the series Friday and Saturday, 7-2 and 10-5, respectively, before falling in the final game Sunday, 5-0. In the opening gam...

Marshall baseball head coach Waggoner reflects on his experineces with the Herd

Brittanie Fowler, Reporter

April 21, 2016

The Marshall University baseball team is off to a great start this season as they’ve taken all but one series so far during conference play. Talent from players can take a team far, but it’s the coaching that takes teams to the next level. Head coach Jeff Waggoner is in his 10th season with th...