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Upcoming Softball Promotions Announced by Marketing Department

Marshall will conduct a NFCA Strikeout Cancer game on Saturday, May 5 when UCF comes to town.

March 28, 2012

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall athletics and its marketing department announced Wednesday four different promotions scheduled for upcoming softball home games.

The Thundering Herd’s next home game will feature a doubleheader with regional rival Ohio on Wednesday, April 11. The match-up, which will is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. will be labeled as Marshall Athletics Day, and feature a variety of activities that allow fans to interact with a majority of Herd coaches and student-athletes. Posters and other giveaways will be available.

On Sunday, April 15, the Herd will conduct the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition for both boys and girls ages 7 to 14. The free competition will begin around 3 p.m., or once the game versus Tulsa is complete. Interested participants can sign-up for free through, at any upcoming softball game, or on the day of the competition.  A copy of the child’s birth certificate or baptismal record is required to sign-up.

The Longwood Lancers will invade Dot Hicks Field for two games starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. The day will be labeled as Little League® Softball Day and include a wide range of activities. Those will include a pre-game locker room tour, giveaways, trivia, junior game announcers, a post-game run the bases session and meet and great. All attendees are encouraged to wear their team jersey to the games.

Marshall will take part this year in the NFCA Strikeout Cancer campaign with a day dedicated to raising funds to battle cancer. UCF will come to town on Saturday, May 5 to for the special “pink” game. Marshall will sport pink colored jerseys during the game, which will be auctioned off following the day’s action. Herd players will begin soliciting donors for the game, who will pledge to donate any amount they wish to each strikeout recorded during the day. Other activities and special tributes will surround the game to help raise awareness in the fight against cancer. All money raised will go to the American Cancer Society.

Any person wishing to donate to the Strikeout Cancer campaign can contact the softball office at 304-696- 3279. Questions about any of the upcoming promotions are welcome to contact the marketing department at 304-696-6160.