Nov. 28, 2007
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall University baseball head coach Jeff Waggoner recently announced the 2008 schedule for the Thundering Herd, which includes 25 home games, with the 12 Conference USA games to be held at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, W.Va. Marshall's 13 non-conference home contests will be played at the YMCA Kennedy Center off Route 2 in Huntington.
Eight of Marshall's 2008 opponents, including Western Carolina, Kent State, N.C. State, Coastal Carolina, Ohio State, Rice, ECU and Southern Miss., made the NCAA Tournament last spring.
The Herd begins play Feb. 22-24 on the road with a three-game set against Western Carolina in Cullowhee, N.C. before traveling to Conway, S.C. for four contests. Marshall will square off against the Catamounts for a fourth time, Feb. 29 before taking on Bash at the Beach host Coastal Carolina later in the day. The Herd will then take on West Virginia University (Mar. 1) and George Mason (Mar. 2) to close out tournament play.
Marshall will continue play on the road with contests against Radford (March 4) and Cincinnati (March 5) before opening up its home schedule with a five games in six days. That stretch from Mar. 7-12 includes a three-game series with Marist, followed by two contests with Valparaiso.
Following three games on the road against VMI (March 14-16) the Herd returns home for two games with Kent State (March 18-19).
Marshall then opens C-USA action with a three-game home series against 2007 College World Series semifinalist Rice (March 21-23), and will also host Memphis (March 28-30), Southern Miss. (May 2-4), and UCF (April 18-20). The Herd will travel to Tulane (April 4-6), East Carolina (April 11-13), UAB (April 25-27) and will finish regular season action at Houston (May 15-16).
Marshall's remaining non-conference home schedule includes Morehead State (April 2), Eastern Kentucky (April 16), Ohio (April 23), and a three-game series with Delaware State (May 9-10).
The remainder of the Herd's non-conference road schedule includes a pair against N.C. State (March 25-26), Morehead State (April 8), Eastern Kentucky (April 16), Kent State (April 22), Ohio (April 30), and Ohio State (May 7).
Marshall fished last season with a 21-32 overall record, 5-18 in the conference, and will look to make strides during the 2008 season.