Marshall Softball to Play Five in Atlanta|
Feb. 14, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - One week after going 2-3 in a season-opening tournament in Tampa, the Marshall softball team will play five more starting on Friday at the Georgia Tech Classic in Atlanta, Ga.
The Thundering Herd will play Indiana (12:30 p.m.) and the host school, Georgia Tech (3:30 p.m.) on Friday before facing Indiana (10:30 a.m.) and Miami (5:30 p.m.) on Saturday. Play concludes on Sunday another matchup against Miami at 11 a.m.
Marshall's two wins on the season have come against future Conference USA member Florida Atlantic, one with the help of a no-hitter by senior Andi Williamson. It was the first no-hitter thrown by a Marshall pitcher since Randi Nielsonon Feb. 24, 2002 during a 4-2 win over Appalachian State.
The Herd has 20 hits on the season, a quarter of them by senior Ashley Guewho is batting .357. She stole five bases last weekend and is currently 18 away from being the third Marshall player with at least 100 career steals.
Freshman Shaelynn Braxtonhas played well so far in her rookie season, batting .286 and two of her four hits going for extra bases. Of the Herd's seven runs this season, Braxton has scored three of them.
Indiana is 2-3 on the season with all three losses coming against ranked teams. The Hoosiers have wins over Bradley and Portland State.
Georgia Tech is 5-0 and is ranked No. 24 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25. The Yellow Jackets defeated Eastern Michigan, Butler, Missouri State and Coastal Carolina twice last weekend all at home.
Like Georgia Tech, Miami qualified for the NCAA Regionals last season. The Redhawks were 41-20 last season and have yet to play a game in 2013.
Follow the games all weekend by going to HerdZone.com. Live video can be accessed through RamblinWreck.com.