GREENSBORO, N.C.--On the warmest and sunniest of the Herd's three day stint in Greensboro, N.C., Marshall baseball tried to take the series with North Carolina A&T after splitting the first two games.
Things started quickly for A&T- the leadoff and second batter ripped singles off Herd starter Michael Taylor
(St. Albans, W.Va.). Taylor then gave up a walk to load the bases with no outs, and the Aggies plated a run across to take the early lead.
The Herd offense started slow, sitting down in order the first two innings. In the 3rd
, freshman Spencer Iacovone
(Cincinnati, Ohio) was walked, and singles from outfielder Corey Bird
(Elkview, W.Va.) and designated hitter Chase Vogelbach
(Ft. Myers, Fla.) sent Iacovone home.
The Aggies responded in the fourth, when Taylor gave up a home run to Cam Jergens to put A&T up 2-1.
The score remained 2-1 for the duration of the game, both defenses working quickly and diligently throughout the game.
Taylor went seven innings, scattering six hits and two walks in the contest and fell to a 1-1 record.
Marshall's four hits came from Bird, Vogelbach, Andrew Dundon
(Lincoln Park, N.J.) and Cory Garrastazu
(Miami). Vogelbach and Garrastazu are on a four-game hitting streak.
Marshall will head back to the Carolinas next weekend when the Herd faces James Madison, Duke, Coastal Carolina, and Rhode Island in the Caravelle Resort Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C.