Folden and Tourville Named to 2008 Frost Classic All-Tournament Team


Deanna Tourville hit three home runs during the 2008 Frost Classic to lead all hitters.

Deanna Tourville hit three home runs during the 2008 Frost Classic to lead all hitters.

March 5, 2008

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Marshall University seniors Rachel Folden and Deanna Tourville were selected to the 2008 Frost Classic All-Tournament Team, Wednesday as voted on by the participating schools sports information contacts.

"We have had some incredible individual performances throughout the tournaments," Marshall head coach Shonda Stanton said. "Dee is taking advantage of the pitches she sees hitting in front of Folden and once our team performance comes together it's going to be an exciting season."

Tourville led all hitters at the classic with three home runs, 14 total bases and a 1.400 slugging percentage. She recorded four RBIs improving her season total to a team-high 17. During the classic, she had her first multi-home run game of the season in a loss against Wright State, while tallying all three of the Herd's RBIs.

Folden went 7-for-13 at the classic with a home run, a double and two RBIs. She continues to lead the Herd with a .455 batting this season and is the conference leader in doubles with 11.

Folden and Tourville will guide the Herd to its conference opener against Memphis, when Marshall takes to the road, Saturday, March 8 for a double header starting at 1 p.m. (ET).

2008 Frost Classic All-Tournament Team
Mary Russell - Buffalo
Tricia Sullivan - Connecticut
Angela Danca - Eastern Illinois
Deanna Tourville - Marshall
Rachel Folden - Marshall
Rebecca Butler - Morehead State
Bri Jones - Morehead State
Jherica Williams - Wright State
Jamie Perkins - Wright State

2008 Frost Classic Most Outstanding Player Bianca Cardenas - Morehead State