Oct. 4, 2008
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -
Freshman Rebecca Gamby (Mount Victory, Ohio) finished 4-for-7 at the plate with three RBIs to lead Marshall to a pair of victories over Morehead State in an exhibition doubleheader, Saturday at Dot Hicks Field.
The Thundering Herd won the first game by a score of 7-1 over the Eagles and game two by a count of 4-1.
In game one, Morehead State took an early lead in the first inning when leadoff batter Brianna Jones singled to center and eventually came home on a throwing error.
Marshall would quickly respond in the bottom of the first when senior J.J. Bitner (Virginia Beach, Va.) notched an infield single. Junior Caitlyn Jackson (Ontario, Calif.) hit Bitner home with a double.
Jackson then came home when sophomore Melanie Stoehr (Tacoma, Wash.) hit a double to take a 2-1 lead.
The Herd would add to its lead in the third by scoring five runs which started with a Stoehr single and followed by a two-run home run by senior Kelly Nielson (Tucson, Ariz.).
Senior Autumn Mitchell went four innings allowing just one hit while striking out five to pick up the victory. For the Eagles, Alex Gjevre suffered the loss giving up 10 hits in three innings.
The night cap started the way that game one ended as Marshall started the game with a triple from senior Rachael Sofie (Everett, Wash.) followed by a Bitner walk.
Jackson singled in Sofie before Gamby hit a two-run single to left field scoring Bitner and Jackson giving the Herd a 3-0 cushion.
Morehead would try to respond in the bottom of the first scoring one run off a Brianna Maleta double. Junior pitcher Katie Murphree (Tallahassee, Fla.) would escape the inning with Marshall turning a double play with runners at first and second. Murphree finished after four innings with two strikeouts and no walks.
The Herd would add a fourth run in the fifth inning when Gamby knocked in her third RBI of the day off a double.
Marshall will host West Virginia Wesleyan tomorrow in a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Admission is free.