April 5, 2011
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.- After a tough three-game sweep at the hands of Houston, the Marshall University softball team looks to rebound during a midweek matchup against Wright State. The doubleheader is slated to begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the WSU Softball Field.
The Thundering Herd (13-20, 1-8 C-USA) continues to exploit its speed on the bases, tallying 11 stolen bases over the weekend against conference foe Houston. Marshall moves up in the rankings to second in the nation, behind Akron, in stolen bases per game at 2.8 - the Herd has only been held without sixty free feet in five of its 33 contests in 2011.
Wright State brings a 15-14 record into the meeting, with the Raiders riding a three-game winning streak which includes a 12-2 blowout of Youngstown State this past Sunday.
Justine Shilt brings an offensive threat to the dish as WSU's statistical leader in runs scored (20), home runs (7) and slugging percentage (.693). On the rubber Krystian DeWitt carries a 2.88 ERA in 121.2 innings pitched. DeWitt has a staff-best 11-9 record, 20 starts and 96 strikeouts.
Marshall will host Memphis this weekend in its annual Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Game on Saturday at Dot Hicks Field with the doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. The three-game series will conclude with a noon contest on Sunday.