Herd baseball team travels to play UTSA
HUNTINGTON — Marshall’s baseball team has been on a roll. That’s why the Herd is gunning to win its third consecutive Conference USA series when it takes on UTSAat 5 p.m. Friday in San Antonio, Texas.
But that’s also why Marshall coach Jeff Waggoner is on the brink of becoming the second winningest coach in Marshall baseball history. He’s only one victory away at 170.
Both are daunting challenges considering Marshall is 13-18 overall and 7-7 in C-USA, while UTEP is 22-11 and 8-4. The Roadrunners played in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
RICHMOND, Ky. — The nationally ranked Herd continued its torrid play by defeating host Eastern Kentucky, 5-2, T hu rsday.
Marshall, ranked No. 72, improved its record to 13-6.
The Herd grabbed an early lead by sweeping two doubles matches. The No. 2 team of Karli Timko and Anna Pomyatinskaya won, 8-3, for their 11th straight doubles win. Then, Kai Broomfield and Rachael Morales clinched the doubles point at No. 1 with an 8-7 (8-6) victory.
In singles play, MU’s Dana Oppinger and Derya Turhan lost in the No. 1 and No. 1 positions, respectively, but Broomfield won at No. 3, Pomyatinskaya at No. 4, Timko at No. 5 and Morales at No. 6 for the victory.
The Herd stays in the Bluegrass State for a dual match against No. 55 Louisville at 4 p.m. Friday.
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