Herd Prepares For Another Doubleheader Against Western Carolina
Marshall looks to improve on 6-3 road record
CULLOWHEE, N.C.--The Thundering Herd baseball team goes from one North Carolina doubleheader to another for a midweek matchup against Western Carolina University. Marshall looks to improve its 6-3 road record before the team's home opener this weekend in Huntington, W.Va. Game one will take place Tuesday at 12 p.m. and game two will follow at 4 p.m.
ON THE MOUND
Tuesday vs. Western Carolina RHP Zac McNeel (0-0 4.50 ERA) vs. RHP Blake Therrian (0-1, 5.40 ERA)
Tuesday vs. Western Carolina TBA vs. LHP Caleb Bishop (0-0, 5.40 ERA)
HAVE YOU HERD?
--After a strong showing in the Herd's series against Appalachian State, Catcher/Designated Hitter Dakota Robbins leads the team with 11 runs scored this season, his eight RBIs rank second for Marshall. Robbins' slugging percentage is also a team-high .630% after three extra base hits in the final game against the Mountaineers on Sunday.
--Freshman second baseman Geordon Blanton continued to be a threat running the bases, as he is now a perfect 6-6 on the season when attempting to steal. Blanton's 11 hits this season ties him for the most among the Herd's newcomers with third baseman Raul Cabrera.
--Relief pitcher Gordon Cardenas moved to 3-0 on the season against Appalachian State. In 10 innings pitched, Cardenas has given up just three hits and one run.
--Starting pitcher Brad O'Connor collected his first win of the season Sunday. O'Connor leads Marshall's pitching staff with 17 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings pitched.
SCOUTING WESTERN CAROLINA
--Infielder Andrew Bullock leads the Catamounts with a .310 batting average.
--Outfielder Matthew Koehler has a team-high three home runs, seven RBIs, and four stolen bases in 2018.
--RHP Jake Neizen leads Western Carolina with a 0.77 ERA in 11 2/3 innings.
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After opening the season with 11 straight road games, the Herd finally gets to play in front of a friendly crowd when Niagara University comes to Huntington for a four-game weekend series starting Friday at 3 p.m.
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