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Herd Looks to Advance to Postseason

Seniors Savanah Webster and Taylor Winton will be playing in front of their last home crowd this weekend.

May 2, 2014

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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
Sunday, May 4 | Noon ET
Huntington, W.Va. | Dot Hicks Field
Twitter | Live Stats (Game 1) | Live Streaming (Game 1)
Live Stats (Game 2) | Live Streaming (Game 2)
Live Stats (Game 3) | Live Streaming (Game 3)

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall softball (23-30, 10-11 C-USA) will welcome Louisiana Tech (19-30, 7-13 C-USA) to Dot Hicks Field for the final series of the regular season May 3-4. This will be the first meeting between Marshall and the first-year Conference USA member. 

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.

Seniors Savanah Webster (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Taylor Winton (Federal Way, Wash.) will celebrate their careers and last three games in a Marshall jersey in front of a home crowd over the weekend.

Live stats and live streaming will be available for each game. Final results can be found on at the completion of the day. For live updates follow @HerdSB on Twitter.

Marshall earned a conference victory over Charlotte on the road last Sunday to keep the Herd in contention for a spot in Boca Raton, Fla., at the C-USA Tournament. Webster was 3-for-3 in the matchup, and fellow Winton delivered both RBIs in the 2-1 victory.

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.

Louisiana Tech took one game from East Carolina in a three-game C-USA set the two squads played last weekend.

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.

This weekend's action will determine whether Marshall will travel to Boca Raton, Fla., to compete in the 2014 Conference USA Tournament from May 8-10. ​