The Parthenon

Herd softball heads back to Florida for Orange Blossom Invitational

Luke Creasy, WMUL-FM Sports Director

February 17, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

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


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

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

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

April 25, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

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

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

April 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

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


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

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


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

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

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

Christian Hisman, Reporter

April 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

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...

Greene etches name into Herd history books in Marshall softball’s series loss to UAB

April 4, 2016


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University softball lost its weekend series to conference opponent University of Alabama at Birmingham two games to one. The Herd (20-15, 6-3) lost the first game of the series 3-1, but responded to take the second game, 4-3, in extra innings before falling in the third, 8-1. In the Herd...

Softball team splits doubleheader against Saint Francis

Softball team splits doubleheader against Saint Francis

March 29, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University softball split its doubleheader with Saint Francis University Tuesday taking the first game 9-2 before dropping the second 4-0. In the 9-2 victory, Jordan Dixon earned the win as the starting pitcher going the full seven innings, while allowing just three hits and two earned ru...

Marshall softball takes on high-powered St. Francis offense Wednesday

March 28, 2016


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team (18-12) faces Saint Francis University (17-12) Tuesday in its final home, non-conference doubleheader of the season. Marshall enters the doubleheader after splitting its last matches against Radford University Wednesday. The Herd won its second game against the...

Marshall softball edged by nationally-ranked Kentucky in defensive showdown

Marshall softball edged by nationally-ranked Kentucky in defensive showdown

Danielle Wright, Reporter

March 16, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team lost to the University of Kentucky Wildcats 1-0 Thursday in the final inning of action. With two outs and two strikes in the top of the seventh inning, Kentucky shortstop Christian Jones lined a home run off Marshall pitcher Jordan Dixon for the lone run of the gam...

MU softball head coach achieves milestone wins mark with 500th victory

Christian Hisman, Reporter

March 16, 2016


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team has had a lot of success over the past few years and head coach Shonda Stanton is one of the primary reasons. Now in her 17th season as Marshall softball’s coach, Stanton picked up her 500th career win with the program in last weekend’s series against the Un...