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Former Marshall softball player made lasting impact on program

Emileigh Cooper goes to bat during a game last season at Dot Hicks Field.

Brittanie Fowler, Reporter

February 16, 2016

When someone plays for a team, they play for more than themselves. They play for their family, friends, community, school and more importantly, for one another. Every year, the Marshall University softball team says goodbye to its seniors as they move on to new chapters in their lives and welcomes i...

Former Herd softball player dies in car wreck

Emileigh Cooper at bat fall of 2015.

February 9, 2016

Former Marshall softball player Emileigh Cooper died Friday after sustaining injuries from a car accident. Cooper played for the Herd from 2012 through the 2015 season. Marshall athletics expressed its state of mourning and loss in a released statement. “The Marshall athletics family joins our...

Zerkle candidate for national softball POY

February 4, 2016

Marshall University softball junior outfielder Morgan Zerkle continues to rack up the accolades. Zerkle was named to the Top 50 “Watch List” for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, the Amateur Softball Association announced Wednesday. “It’s not a secret anymore, the elite stud...

Marshall softball has four players named to preseason all-conference team

January 21, 2016

The Marshall softball program received several accolades Wednesday when the Conference USA league office released its preseason projections for the upcoming season. The Herd was picked to finish second in the conference standings behind only Florida Atlantic University in the preseason poll. The H...

Herd softball team finishes fall ball season on high note

THE PARTHENON

October 13, 2015

The Marshall University softball team finished out its fall exhibition season Saturday by sweeping the final double header of the fall 8-0 and 13-1 over Ohio Valley University. Head coach Shonda Stanton said she was pleased with her team’s performance. “(Jordan) Dixon and (Brittanie) Fowler provided...

Marshall softball team volunteers at Enterprise Child Development Center

Imani Spradley, reporter

October 1, 2015

Marshal University’s softball team wasted little time when asked to help with a playground cleanup project last week at Enterprise Child Development Center in Huntington. Head coach Shonda Stanton and her team showed up with rakes and shovels to help with the initiative. The team cleaned and...

Herd softball dominates in exhibition doubleheader

Herd softball team welcomes in home run hitter.

Josh Hughes, reporter

September 15, 2015

The powerful Marshall University’s softball team’s offense was on full display Sunday when it faced the University of Charleston in a fall exhibition doubleheader. Marshall cruised to a victory in their first game winning 16-2. The win was highlighted by a 10-run third inning, in which the Herd...

Herd softball player wins prestigious award

The Parthenon

July 29, 2015

Marshall University center fielder Morgan Zerkle was awarded the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Golden Shoe last week. The award recognizes the most outstanding base stealer in NCAA Division I softball. A committee comprised of Division I head coaches determined the winner of the award....

Herd softball dominates in double header

Rebecca Myslenski looks for the ball against Northern   Kentucky University Wednesday at Dot Hicks Field.

Jill Shemanski, Reporter

April 22, 2015

The Marshall University softball team extended its conference record to 10-6 after it  defeated Northern Kentucky University Wednesday in both games of a double header. The Herd outscored NKU in the first game 9-2, while the second game ended with a score of 6-3. Sophomore Jordan Dixon earned both wi...

Herd softball to take on Northern Kentucky

The Thundering Herd softball team swept Wright State University Tuesday in a doubleheader at Dot Hicks Field. The Herd won the first game 3-2 on a walk-off by Morgan Zerkle and the second game by a score of 11-2.

Jill Shemanski, Reporter

April 20, 2015

Marshall University’s softball team is looking to get back on a winning streak after coming off the first loss following 10 straight wins. The team plays non-conference rival Northern Kentucky University at 2 p.m. Wednesday in a doubleheader. The team will host NKU at the Dot Hicks Field in Hunt...

Herd softball to take on Wildcats

The Thundering Herd softball team swept Wright State University Tuesday in a doubleheader at Dot Hicks Field. The Herd won the first game 3-2 on a walk-off by Morgan Zerkle and the second game by a score of 11-2.

Jill Shemanski, Reporter

April 6, 2015

Marshall University softball is coming off a two-game sweep against the University of North Texas and looking to continue its success this week in four games in the next five days. The team is on the road for all four games starting 6 p.m. Wednesday in Lexington, Kentucky, when it faces The University of...

Herd softball hopes to continue winning streak

The Thundering Herd softball team swept Wright State University Tuesday in a doubleheader at Dot Hicks Field. The Herd won the first game 3-2 on a walk-off by Morgan Zerkle and the second game by a score of 11-2.

Adam Polsky, Reporter

April 1, 2015

Marshall University softball returns to C-USA action with a three game series against University of North Texas this weekend at Dot Hicks Field. The Thundering Herd is riding a five game win streak into this contest after back-to-back sweeps against Furman University and Wright State University. T...