April 21, 2011
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall softball will host Southern Miss on Friday at 2 and 4 p.m. in a doubleheader at Dot Hicks Field. Saturday's series finale is slated for noon, with Lil Sis check-in at 11:30 a.m.
Marshall softball welcomes all Lil Sis’ to Lil Sis Recognition Day on Saturday when the Thundering Herd (15-28, 1-13 C-USA) hosts Southern Miss (1-27, 3-12 C-USA) in a single game starting at noon. The Lil Sis’ will be recognized before the start of the game on the field and will receive a t-shirt and signed poster upon check-in. Pizza and an autograph session will also be provided after the conclusion of the game. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. on the concourse behind the press box.
Herd vs. Golden Eagles
Southern Miss owns the all-time series between the squads 11-5. The Golden Eagles swept the series in 2010 in Hattiesburg, Miss. The last time the two met at the Dot, USM took the series 2-1 as the Herd picked up an 8-2 win in game two.
60 Free Feet
Despite the Herd offense’s slump, the Marshall runners have swiped an average of 2.76 stolen bases per game, ranking them first nationally in the category. Jessica Hughes ranks fourth all-time in the program record books with 77 in her career; she is one shy of tying Stefanie Cook for third. Hughes is 49th in the nation with 0.53 per contest, while the Herd is paced by Taylor Thompson’s 21 on the year.
USM is on a five game winning streak, most recently with a midweek win, 5-1, over Alcorn State on Wednesday. Over the weekend the Golden Eagles swept the series against UTEP in Hattiesburg for their three conference victories of the year.
Live game video will be available for a fee through All-Access. GameTracker and radio will also be provided for the entire series by accessing the softball schedule page on herdzone.com.