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Softball in full swing of fall ball season with game against West Virginia State

Mike Dotson, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Homeruns and crowd noise helped lift Marshall University softball over West Virginia State University in its third fall ball game of the year.  In a game where the score was not officially kept, it was clear from the start that Marshall was going to handle business and take care of WVSU, a Division...

Late-inning heroics propel Louisville past Marshall

Late-inning heroics propel Louisville past Marshall

Kieran Intemann, Sports Editor

April 23, 2019

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...

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

Sydney Shelton, Assistant Sports Editor

April 9, 2019

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 ...

Herd softball returns home to face league leader WKU

Herd softball returns home to face league leader WKU

Millard Stickler, Reporter

April 5, 2019

After taking two-of-three games on the road against Southern Miss, Marshall softball returns home Saturday to begin a three-game series against division leader WKU. “I think that when you are playing a team as talented as Western Kentucky and has the numbers that they do we have to make sure we...

Marshall welcomes Wildcats for midweek matinee matchup

Marshall welcomes Wildcats for midweek matinee matchup

Sydney Shelton, Assistant Sports Editor

March 20, 2019

 Marshall softball welcomes the Kentucky Wildcats to Huntington Wednesday after coming off a series win against Charlotte. The game will be on the Dot Hicks Field at Marshall University at 3 p.m.  So far this season the Herd sits at 19-7, overall and 2-1 in Conference with two wins against Charlotte ...

Herd softball remains undefeated at home after sweeping weekend series

Taylor Huddleston, Reporter

March 3, 2019

The Marshall women’s softball team remains undefeated at Dot Hicks Field after going 4-0 against Ohio and Rider. The Herd (14-5, 0-0 C-USA) swept all three games in its series against the Broncs (0-9, 0-0 MAAC), closing the series with a 10-2 win in five innings Sunday. “I think our offense...

Herd softball welcomes Ohio for midweek rivalry matchup

Herd softball welcomes Ohio for midweek rivalry matchup

Taylor Huddleston, Reporter

February 26, 2019

 After a 3-2 performance at the Holy City Showdown, the Marshall softball team opens its 2019 home slate Wednesday afternoon against longtime rival Ohio. The Herd’s overall record stands at 10-5, with all five losses being one-run contests. “Overall I think it was a solid performance,” hea...

Herd softball travels south for Holy City Showdown

Herd softball travels south for Holy City Showdown

Taylor Huddleston, Reporter

February 21, 2019

The Marshall women’s softball team is preparing for its third straight tournament this season after tying the program record in home runs in a game last weekend. The Thundering Herd is coming off a five-game series with three wins and two losses in the Battle at the Beach Tournament. “I think...

Thundering Herd prepares for Battle at the Beach

Thundering Herd prepares for Battle at the Beach

Millard Stickler, Reporter

February 14, 2019

Marshall softball’s focus is really cleaning up the defensive miscues and the precision of the pitchers, first-year head Coach Megan Smith said in an interview on Wednesday as the Thundering Herd prepares for the Battle At The Beach. “I think our pitchers performed well,” Smith said. “(We)...

New softball coach readies for Marshall tenure

New softball coach readies for Marshall tenure

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018

After nine years as head softball coach for the University of Kansas, Megan Smith moved east this summer and took over as Marshall University softball’s new head coach. Smith, a Walkertown, North Carolina, native and University of North Carolina alumna, was officially hired by Marshall in mid-July. ...

Softball falls to 2-1 to Western Kentucky in three-game series

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

April 23, 2018

Herd softball dropped Sunday’s game against Western Kentucky at WKU Softball Field, 4-1, to fall 2-1 in the series. With the loss, Marshall is now 23-24-1 overall and 11-9-1 in Conference USA. “Unfortunately, today’s result isn’t surprising,” Marshall head coach Jen Steele said. “We didn’t...

Herd softball wins weekend C-USA series over Charlotte

Herd softball wins weekend C-USA series over Charlotte

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

April 16, 2018

Marshall softball clinched its three-game weekend series 2-1 with a Sunday victory against Charlotte at Dot Hicks Field. “Every league game matters, and I’m really happy we found a way to secure the series win,” head coach Jen Steele said. Marshall (21-22-1, 10-7-1 C-USA) took game one by a score ...