Herd Looks to Advance to Postseason|
May 2, 2014
MARSHALL (23-30, 10-11 C-USA) VS. LOUISIANA TECH (19-30, 7-13 C-USA)
Saturday, May 3 | 1 p.m. ET | 3 p.m. ET
The Thundering Herd sits in a tie for seventh place in C-USA at this point in the season. The top eight teams will advance to the conference tournament.
HAVE YOU HERD?
Sophomore Kaelynn Greene (Eastvale, Calif.) continues to lead Marshall with a .382 batting average. A trio of hitters sits behind her above the .300 plateau – freshman Morgan Zerkle (Milton, W.Va.) at .339, sophomore Shaelynn Braxton (Woodbridge, Va.) at .335 and Webster at .316.
Braxton remains at the top of the power categories for the Herd with 15 home runs, 53 RBI and 112 total bases, with a .723 slugging percentage.
Freshman Jordan Dixon (Edmond, Okla.) has compiled a 16-20 record in the circle for the Herd with 224 strikeouts. Her strikeout total ranks fourth in the Marshall record book for a single season.
SCOUTING THE LADY TECHSTERS (19-30, 7-13 C-USA)
The Lady Techsters are led offensively by sophomore Kristen Miles, batting .336 with a .410 on-base percentage. Sophomore Anna Cross and freshman Pauline Tufi add power to the Tech lineup. Cross has five home runs and 11 doubles with 30 RBIs, while Tufi has four homers and nine doubles and recorded 33 RBI.
Tufi and Cross share pitching responsibilities with junior Bianca Duran. Tufi has a 13-9 record in 41 appearances. She boasts a 2.97 ERA and 108 strikeouts. Duran has compiled a 6-18 mark with 39 appearances and a 3.62 ERA. Cross has 17 appearances.