The Parthenon

Baseball, Softball take crucial conference trip to Florida

Morgan Zerkle takes an at bat against Wright State during a double header April 5. Marshall won both games by scores of 4-2 and 9-1. Zerkle went for 5-7 while batting in 5 runs.

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

April 13, 2017

The Marshall University softball and baseball teams head to Florida for important series this weekend in Conference USA play. The softball team heads to Miami for a three-game set against Florida International. The baseball team meanwhile travels to Boca Raton for a three-game set against Florida Atlantic....

Softball sweeps Florida Atlantic, surpasses 30 wins for third consecutive year

The Marshall University Softball team gathers around home plate celebrating a home run hit by sophomore Abigail Estrada Friday in the bottom of the second inning leading to a 4-2 win over FAU.

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

April 10, 2017

The Marshall University softball team was already turning heads on the national level before this past weekend’s series against Florida Atlantic, as the team had been receiving votes in the national top-25 rankings. However, after a convincing three-game sweep of the Owls at Dot Hicks Softball Fie...

Marshall softball continues hot start after weekend sweep over UTSA

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

March 19, 2017

The Marshall University softball team continued its hot start to the season over the weekend in a three-game sweep over the University of Texas San-Antonio at the Dot Hicks Softball Field in Huntington. The team moved to 17-4 overall, and is now 3-0 in Conference USA play. The team outscored the Roadrunners...

Softball opens conference play, home series with UTSA

Herd pitcher Ali Burdette throws a pitch in a game earlier this season.

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

March 11, 2017

After four straight weekends on the road to begin the season, the Marshall University softball team plays at home this weekend at the Dot Hicks Softball Field. The team begins Conference USA play against the University of Texas at San Antonio for the team’s home opener. The team has started the...

Potential for Marshall baseball stadium among proposals

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

March 9, 2017

Marshall baseball technically has three home fields, but none on or even near campus. With a recent proposal by the city of Huntington, Marshall baseball may have a field in the not-too-distant future. The city of Huntington is looking to transform several former industrial properties between Third Avenue...

Herd softball heads back to Florida for Orange Blossom Invitational

Luke Creasy, WMUL-FM Sports Director

February 17, 2017

After a successful opening weekend of play, finishing 3-2 at the Unconquered Invitational hosted by Florida State, the Marshall Softball team enters the second weekend of regular season play at the Orange Blossom Invitational in Orlando, Florida. Marshall pulled off two come-from-behind wins, and...

Herd softball opens season this weekend

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

February 8, 2017

Spring does not officially begin until mid-March, but for the Marshall University softball team, spring begins this weekend. The Herd opens their season Friday, Feb. 10 at the Unconquered Invitational hosted by Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. The Unconquered Invitational begins as...

Dixon dominates on the mound as Herd softball defeats Middle Tennessee in weekend series

Marshall pitcher Jordan Dixon winds up up in a game last season.

April 25, 2016

The Marshall University softball team swept Middle Tennessee State University in its three-game weekend series at Dot Hicks Field. The Herd (25-23) responded from being its swept itself April 16-17 by Florida Atlantic University to push its way back to .500 in conference play at 9-9. Herd pitcher J...

Marshall softball hosts C-USA foe Middle Tennessee State in weekend series

Herd pitcher Ali Burdette throws a pitch in a game earlier this season.

April 21, 2016

Marshall University softball will begin a six-game home stand 1 p.m. Saturday when it takes on Middle Tennessee State University. The Herd will also play a game 3 p.m. Saturday to cap off a doubleheader, while the team will wrap up the three-game series noon Sunday. The Herd enter the weekend serie...

Marshall softball swept by nationally-ranked FAU

April 18, 2016

Marshall University softball was swept 3-0 by No. 24 Florida Atlantic University over the weekend in a series in Boca Raton, Florida in which the Herd was outscored a combined 22-1. The Herd (22-23, 6-9) have now lost 11 of its last 14 games, and in its latest string of losses, the first two games ...

Softball team hits road to face Liberty

April 12, 2016

The Marshall University softball team (20-20) faces Liberty University (21-19) Wednesday in its final non-conference matchup of the regular season. The Herd (20-20) travels to Lynchburg, Virginia for a doubleheader against the Eagles (21-19. The games were originally scheduled for Tuesday but were...

Softball’s Dixon on the path to a legendary career at Marshall

Marshall University junior pitcher Jordan Dixon throws a pitch in a game last season. Dixon’s 33 wins last season tied the program single-season program record leading to her being All-Conference USA Second Team.

Christian Hisman, Reporter

April 6, 2016

Despite being in just her third season as a member of the Marshall University softball program, pitcher Jordan Dixon has already accumulated a large number of accomplishments in her tenure. Members of the team said they have enjoyed having Dixon to lean on while the team is in the field. Raquel E...