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Herd softball takes series over FAU

Noah Hickman, Reporter April 19, 2021

After four tightly contested contests with the Florida Atlantic Owls, the Marshall softball team won three out of four, earning a series victory in its final home series of the season. The Herd improved...

The Marshall infield gathers at the circle during a matchup with Bellarmine Saturday, March 27.

Softball prepares for home series against FAU

Noah Hickman, Reporter April 13, 2021

Following a series loss against Middle Tennessee to begin Conference USA play, the Herd softball team returns home to take on the Florida Atlantic Owls for a four-game series April 16-18.   Marshall...

Freshman catcher Kat Sackett was a bright spot for the Herd in game one during a dull weekend. She hit two home runs on her two hits, racking up six RBIs.

Herd softball loses opening conference series of the season against MTSU

Noah Hickman, Reporter April 12, 2021

After winning the first game of the four-game series with Middle Tennessee, the Marshall softball team lost its next three games against the Blue Raiders, starting the conference season 1-3. Pitching...

Redshirt senior Blakely Burch commands her team’s attention in a huddle against Bellarmine Saturday, March 27.

Herd Softball to open C-USA play this weekend with WKU

Noah Hickman, Reporter March 30, 2021

Fresh off a series win against the Bellarmine Knights, the Marshall softball team is preparing to begin Conference USA play at home this weekend against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.   Marshall...

Weekend sports roundup

Zachary Hiser, Photo Editor March 30, 2021

Marshall softball gets series win over Bellarmine

Noah Hickman, Reporter March 29, 2021

Winning two out of three games, the Marshall softball team earned a series win Sunday against the Bellarmine Knights. The Herd improved its record to 11-4 while the Knights dropped to 5-18. Marshall...

Athlete of the Week:  Kat Sackett, softball

Athlete of the Week: Kat Sackett, softball

March 23, 2021

ABOUT KAT SACKETT   Class: Freshman   Position: Catcher   Number: 20   Hometown: Erie, Colorado PERFORMANCE   Six hits, seven RBIs, four doubles, two runs and one home run   in...

Freshman centerfielder Paige Halliwill celebrates with her teammates after her first career homerun against Akron Wednesday, March 3.

Softball to wrap up seven-game road swing with Akron

Noah Hickman, Reporter March 23, 2021

Coming off a three-game series sweep against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Marshall softball team will take to the road again to face the Akron Zips in a Thursday doubleheader.   Marshall...

Freshman center fielder Paige Halliwill celebrates as she rounds third after her first career home run against Akron on Wednesday, Mar. 3.

Herd softball sweeps Akron in double-header

Grant Goodrich, Sports Editor March 3, 2021

After a slow start in the season opener against Akron, the Marshall softball team’s bats woke up in the fourth inning of game one, leading to back-to-back victories. Akron started off strong, scoring...

Marshall first baseman Aly Harrell (43) attempts to tag out a Morehead State baserunner during the teams’ matchup at Dot Hicks Field on April 11, 2018.

Softball to open season with seven games in five days

Grant Goodrich, Sports Reporter March 2, 2021

Kicking off the 2021 season with a double-header against Akron Wednesday, the Marshall softball team is scheduled to play seven home games in its first week in action. The Thundering Herd Round Robin takes...

Sports News Analysis: Herd Softball Looks Ahead After Season Cut Short Due to COVID-19

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter April 25, 2020

Looking Back: On Wednesday, March 11, the Marshall University Thundering Herd softball team traveled the just about two-hour trip to take on the No. 11 ranked University of Kentucky Wildcats, in what...

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