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

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...

Athlete of the Week: Mya Stevenson, Softball

Mya Stevenson
March 3, 2020

ABOUT MYA STEVENSON: Class: Sophomore Hometown: Mesquite, TX RESULTS OVER THE LAST WEEK: (At the Pirate Classic) 2 home runs, 2 RBI, 2 hits & 2 runs vs. Delaware State (8-0, W) 2...

Athlete of the Week: Aly Harrell, Softball

Athlete of the Week: Aly Harrell
February 18, 2020

ABOUT ALY HARRELL: Position: First Base Class: Junior Height: 5’7 Hometown: Gahanna, OH RESULTS OVER THE LAST WEEK:  One home run, three RBI, two runs, four putouts vs. Lipscomb (14-6,...

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

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...

Late-inning heroics propel Louisville past Marshall

Infielder Blakely Burch (55) fields a ground ball during Marshall's 2018 game against Morehead State at Dot Hicks Field.
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...

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

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...

Herd softball returns home to face league leader WKU

Marshall pitcher Kailee Williamson (77) prepares to throw a pitch during a 2018 game against Morehead State at Dot Hicks Field.
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...

Marshall welcomes Wildcats for midweek matinee matchup

Marshall infielder Blakely Burch (55) flips the ball to Aly Harrell (43) following an out during Marshall's game at Dot Hicks Field against Morehead State on April 11, 2018.
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...

Herd softball remains undefeated at home after sweeping weekend series

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,...

Herd softball welcomes Ohio for midweek rivalry matchup

Marshall pitcher Kailee Williamson (77) prepares to throw a pitch during a 2018 game against Morehead State at Dot Hicks Field.
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,...

Herd softball travels south for Holy City Showdown

Infielder Blakely Burch (55) fields a ground ball during Marshall's 2018 game against Morehead State at Dot Hicks Field.
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...

Thundering Herd prepares for Battle at the Beach

Marshall's softball team lines up for the national anthem prior to its home game against Charlotte last season.
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...

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