April 17, 2012
Marshall Game Notes
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Regional rival Morehead State will visit Dot Hicks Field for a doubleheader Wednesday beginning at 2 p.m. This will serve as a rematch-up, as the two met-up earlier this year.
Marshall (25-18, 11-7 C-USA) enters the mid-week match-up after falling two games to one in a conference series last weekend at home to Tulsa. The Thundering Herd captured game one but couldn’t knock off the Golden Hurricane in the final two games of the series.
Alysia Hively and Rebecca Gamby both continued their offense tears this past weekend. Hively blasted her third home run of the week in the first inning of game one versus Tulsa. The junior finished the week with ten RBI in five games. Meanwhile Gamby has hit safely in nine of the last ten games and extended her reached base streak to 13 on Sunday. She now leads the team in batting average with a mark of .350.
Gamby also will become the 20th Marshall softball player to participate in 200 games as a member of the Herd with Wednesday’s action. Jessica Hughes and Alianna Telles previously played in their 200th game this season.
Morehead State (12-27, 5-15 OVC) and first year coach David Williams, comes to town with a win under their belt against Murray State. The Eagles though have hit a rough patch recently, dropping nine of their last eleven contests.
The Eagles offense is led by Amber Riddle and her team high .355 batting average and 31 runs batted in. She also has smacked nine home runs to lead MSU. Kayla Brill is another offensive leader for the Eagles. She is batting .321 with a .424 on-base percentage, which is second best on the team. She has ten extra-base hits on the season. Katie Pfost leads the MSU pitchers. Although she has 4-10 record, she owns a 2.78 earned run average in 108.1 innings pitched. Her 78 strikeouts are a team best.
Wednesday’s match-up serves as a rematch this season as the two clubs faced each other previously this year at the College of Charleston Cougar Classic. The Herd was victorious, 9-4 in a rain shortened game. Erika Bennett picked up her first win of the year with 3.2 innings of relief, allowing no MSU hits. Bri Anna Hope had four RBI with a 3-for-3 effort. Jazmine Valle, Hughes and Gamby each had two hits, with Hughes scoring three times.
Wednesday’s games will feature live stats from GameTracker and video from All-Access, both available on HerdZone.com. WMUL 88.1 FM will have the radio call for Wednesday’s action. Audio can be accessed through the radio or on www.marshall.edu/WMUL.