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Herd softball team hosts Wright State

Mar. 27, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Wright State plays Marshall University in a non-conference softball doubleheader Wednesday at Dot Hicks Field. Game one begins at 2 p.m.

Marshall, 18-12 overall and 6-3 in Conference USA games, has a 15-game home win streak dating back into the 2012 season.

Thundering Herd pitcher Andi Williamson has an 18-11 record and 2.47 ERA with 217 strikeouts in 167.1 innings.

Leading hitters for Marshall are Ashley Gue (.337), Kaelynn Greene (.322), Bri Anna Hope (.310) and Alysia Hively (.308). Hively also has six home runs and 17 RBIs.

Wright State has a 3-16 season record and hasn't started its Horizon League schedule.

Krystian DeWitt of the Raiders was names as the Horizon League co-pitcher of the week after allowing four hits and striking out 11 in a complete game loss to Bowling Green, 2-0. DeWitt is 2-6 with a 3.05 ERA.

Jess Gorman and Taylor Knore of the Raiders are hitting .281 and .267 respectively.

BASEBALL

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 8 Kentucky hosts Marshall for a 3 p.m., Wednesday, baseball game at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Kentucky (18-5, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) has A.J. Reed hitting .356 with six home runs and 28 RBIs. All-American outfielder Austin Cousino has a .287 average with four homers and 16 RBIs.

Sophomore right-hander Chandler Stephens (1-0, 3.10 ERA) starts on the mound for the Wildcats.

Marshall (10-12, 0-0 Conference USA) is led by Nathan Gomez with a .333 batting average. Gomez and Isaac Ballou have on-base percentages of .414 and .413 respectively.

Freshman southpaw Alex Thackson (0-1, 4.80 ERA) gets the Herd pitching start.

The Herd returns home for a C-USA weekend series with UAB beginning Friday at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston.

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