MU roundup: Herd clobbers RedHawks, 11-6
ATLANTA -- Marshall opened a 6-0 lead after two innings and went on to defeat Miami (Ohio), 11-6, Sunday in its final game in the Georgia Tech Classic.
The Thundering Herd (3-7) added five more runs in the bottom of the fourth to extend the lead to 11-0, but the RedHawks (1-4) rallied for six runs in the fifth but that was all. At the time, Miami was facing a run-rule defeat as Herd starter Andi Williamson held the RedHawks hitless for 4.2 innings. Miami made a run, but relievers Brittanie Fowler and Halie Vance came on hold Miami in check the rest of the way.
Pinch-hitter Jessica Ferrick had a homer and drove in three runs in the Herd's five-run fourth. Alyssa Hively, Alexandra Bayne and Jazmine Valle knocked in two runs each. Ashley Gue collected three hits and Valle, Bri Anna Hope, Hively and Bayne had two apiece.
Marshall will return to action next weekend in the Spartan Classic in Greensboro, N.C. The Herd will play UNC Greensboro twice, Drexel twice and Quinnipiac once.
BARBOURSVILLE -- No. 48 Penn State (7-0) got the doubles point, then won five of singles matches to defeat Marshall, 6-1, on Sunday at the Huntington Tennis Club.
Karlyn Timko got the lone win for the Thundering Herd (4-5) with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Penn State's Chelsea Utting.
"Penn State is really good and really competitive," Marshall coach John Mercer said. "I thought we had opportunities, but we were unable to capitalize."
Marshall will return to action March 1 at home against UNC Greensboro. The match will start at 4 p.m. at the Huntington Tennis Club.
NORFOLK, Va. -- Sunday's game between Marshall and Old Dominion at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex was cancelled due to wet grounds left from Saturday night's rain, snow and ice. The teams split the first two games in the series. The Thundering Herd won the opener, 3-0. The Monarchs won Saturday, 10-1.
Marshall will return to action next weekend with games in Greensboro and Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Herd will face North Carolina A&T on Friday at 3 p.m. The teams will meet in a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. The Herd closes out the trip Sunday against Coastal Carolina at 6 p.m.