The Parthenon

Herd baseball hits the road against Charlotte, eyes C-USA tourney bid

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

Christian Hisman, 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 the ...

Marshall baseball’s Bossi relishing program’s family atmosphere in senior season

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

Christian Hisman, Reporter

April 20, 2016

Marshall University baseball player Aaron Bossi is making an impact on the program in his senior season with the Herd, but Bossi said it errs in comparison to what the program and the university has given him back. “(My four years at Marshall) have been the best four years of my life,” Bossi said....

Herd baseball rolls past Colonels with big first inning

Marshall University junior Sam Finfer takes a swing Tuesday at the Kennedy Center Field against Eastern Kentucky University.

Brittanie Fowler

April 19, 2016

The Marshall University baseball team (19-15) defeated Eastern Kentucky University (17-20) Tuesday, 6-0, at the Kennedy Center Field. The Herd exploded in the first inning as it plated five runs against the Colonels, giving Marshall a 5-0 lead early in the game. Marshall junior Corey Bird got th...

Shapiro shines as Herd salvage win in series finale versus FAU

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.

April 18, 2016

Marshall University baseball dropped two of its three games to No. 16 Florida Atlantic University over the weekend. The Herd lost the first game of the series, 6-3, in extra innings, fell 10-2 in the second game, but responded to salvage a win in the 7-2 victory in the series finale. The Herd (18-15, 8-7...

Marshall baseball hosts nationally-ranked FAU

Marshall University freshmen pitcher Joshua Shapiro throws a pitch in a game earlier this season.

Brittanie Fowler, Reporter

April 14, 2016

The Marshall University baseball team (17-3, 7-5) faces No. 16 Florida Atlantic University (23-7, 9-3) this weekend in a three-game series at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley, West Virginia. Florida Atlantic, who sits in second place in Conference USA, is ranked 16th in the NCBWA poll and 17th in th...

Marshall baseball heads south for three-game series against UTSA

Marshall University freshman Joshua Shapiro throws a pitch Tuesday against West Virginia University at Appalachian Power Park.

Brittanie Fowler, Reporter

April 7, 2016

The Marshall University baseball team (15-12, 5-4 C-USA) heads south for a three-game series against the University of Texas at San Antonio (11-17, 2-7 C-USA) for its fourth conference series of the season. Marshall is tied for fourth place in Conference USA. The Herd enters the game after a loss to...

Bossi hits for cycle as Marshall baseball clinches series win over C-USA foe

Marshall baseball left fielder DJ Gee swings at a pitch in a game earlier this season.

April 4, 2016

Marshall University baseball took its weekend series over Louisiana Tech University two games to one after a historic performance by senior second baseman Aaron Bossi. In the series’ rubber match, Bossi hit for the cycle and powered the Herd (15-11, 5-4) to a 10-4 victory. Bossi singled in the fi...

Marshall, WVU baseball square off in Charleston

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

Brittanie Fowler, Reporter

April 4, 2016

The Marshall University baseball team (15-11, 5-4) faces in-state rival West Virginia University (14-11, 4-4) Tuesday for the teams’ first matchup of the season. The Herd is coming off a series win over Louisiana Tech University this weekend after winning two of its three games against the Bulldogs. ...

Herd baseball crushed 13-0 on the road by Morehead State

The Marshall University baseball team huddles together after a game earlier this season. The team’s 13-0 loss Wedensday was its second largest margin of defeat this season. The team’s next contest will be 6 p.m. Thursday at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston.

March 30, 2016

Marshall University baseball fell flat Wednesday as it was shutout by Morehead State University in a 13-0 blowout loss on the road. The Herd (13-10, 3-3) were lacking at the plate, totaling just seven hits in 31 at-bats for a .226 average, but were even worse on the mound yielding 15 hits and 13 earne...

Gee comes up clutch twice with go-ahead RBIs as Marshall baseball takes series against FIU

Marshall second baseman DJ Gee swings at a pitch in a game earlier this season. Gee recorded the go-ahead RBI in both Herd victories over the weekend.

March 28, 2016

Marshall University baseball won its three-game series with conference foe Florida International University 3-2 over the weekend. Although the Herd dropped its opening game Thursday 10-5, the team rallied to win the next two contests, 5-4 and 6-5, respectively. The Herd (13-9, 3-3) had some late-inning f...

Baseball team opens conference action against Southern Miss

Brittanie Fowler, reporter

March 17, 2016

The Herd enters conference action with a 9-6 record and a five-game win streak, which is its longest since 2014. Marshall has completed a three-game sweep of Lehigh University and a four-game sweep of Brown University this season while claiming eight victories in its last nine games. This past week,...

Marshall baseball sweeps Brown in four-game series during weekend host

Herd Baseball Game, February 14, 2016.

Brittanie Fowler, Reporter

March 14, 2016

Marshall University’s baseball team swept Brown University this past weekend in a four-game series at the Kennedy Center in Huntington. In the first match, the Herd took the Bears into the 17th inning Friday until Marshall came out on top, winning the game 3-2. Both teams were held scoreless until ...