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Marshall welcomes Wildcats for midweek matinee matchup

Marshall welcomes Wildcats for midweek matinee matchup

Sydney Shelton, Assistant Sports Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

 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


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

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


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

 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


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

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


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

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


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

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


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

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


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

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 ...

Softball takes two of three from UTSA

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall softball clinched its three-game series against UTSA 2-1 this past weekend in San Antonio, Texas. In day one of play, a Saturday doubleheader, the Herd (18-20-1, 8-6-1 C-USA) won the first game 3-0 and the second game 4-2. In the series, senior outfielder Jordan Colliflower extended her hittin...

Herd softball drops two of three against FIU

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Thundering Herd softball dropped two of its three games against Conference USA east region rival Florida International this past weekend at Dot Hicks Field. With the series loss, the Herd falls to 15-18-1 overall and 6-5-1 in conference. “Success is fleeting, and it leaves you the second you think...

Herd softball loses series against FAU, remains third in conference standings

Herd softball loses series against FAU, remains third in conference standings

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

A strong series-opening game was hindered by consecutive losses over the weekend, as Marshall softball (14-16-1, 5-3-1 C-USA) dropped two of three games on the road at fellow Conference USA foe Florida Atlantic (19-16, 7-2 C-USA). “We worked hard to battle back after falling behind early,” head c...

Herd outmatched at Carolina Classic, drops four games

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall softball traveled to South Carolina this past weekend for the Carolina Classic—a five-game tournament in which the Herd went 1-4—and is now 8-12 on the season. South Carolina competed as host institution, while Liberty and George Washington joined Marshall as visiting schools. The Herd...