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Marshall baseball team defeated by UAB, 10-6

Mar. 30, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

CHARLESTON -- UAB outfielder Ivan De Jesus opened the game with a home run and the Blazers moved on to defeat Marshall's Thundering Herd, 10-6, in Conference USA baseball action Friday at Appalachian Power Park.

Ryan Prinzing also homered in the first for the Blazers (11-14, 1-3 C-USA).

Marshall recovered with four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Gray Stafford drew a bases-loaded walk, Eric Escobedo's bases-loaded double to left-center field put the Herd (10-14, 0-1) on top, 4-2.

UAB came right back with four runs in the second inning to take a 6-4 edge.

The Blazers also scored one in the fourth on a John Frost double. They struck for three more in the sixth with Chase Davis delivered a two-run single up the middle.

Chase Mallard (1-2) pitched 7.1 innings of relief to get the victory. Marshall starting pitcher Chase Boster (4.0) went four innings and took the loss.

Saturday's schedule now has a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday's game was moved back one day because of a threat of rain.


HUNTINGTON -- Marshall swept three doubles matches and won five of six singles matches Friday in a 6-1 women's tennis defeat of the Pittsburgh Panthers on the Brian David Fox Tennis Center courts.

Dana Oppinger, Maria Voscekova, Kai Broomfield, Ellie Ball and Kara Kucin were singles winners.

Voscekova and Ball also won in doubles.

"I thought they took care of business and were very efficient in doing that," Marshall head coach John Mercer said.

Marshall (9-9) also had doubles wins by Dominika Zaprazna/Kucin and Oppinger/Karlyn Timko.

Taylor Washington of the Panthers (8-7) was the No. 1 singles winner over Zaprazna.

Pitt plays No. 38 VCU at noon, Saturday, while Marshall plays the Rams at 11 a.m., Sunday.