OU comes to town for softball doubleheader
HUNTINGTON -- Ohio University and Marshall University softball teams continue an old rivalry with a Wednesday doubleheader at Dot Hicks Field.
Ohio and Marshall are meeting for the 19th consecutive season. Game times are 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Marshall (21-27) is coming off a weekend Conference USA three-game sweep of FIU. Savanah Webster had two doubles, one home run, three runs scored and three runs batted in. Jordan Dixon recorded 17 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched.
Kristina Braxton extended her on-base streak to 16 games.
Morgan Zerkle has 40 stolen bases, two shy of the Thundering Herd season record.
Ohio (25-19) won six of its last eight games, but dropped two Mid-American Conference contests last weekend against Ball State.
Amanda Dalton and Adrienne Gebele lead Ohio with batting averages of .333 and .321 respectively.
Savannah Dorsey has an 18-13 pitching record for the Bobcats.
GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Marshall moved from last place (13th) to a tie for 10th after two rounds of the Conference USA women's golf championship at the Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club.
The tournament concludes Wednesday on the par-72, 6,145-yard course.
Tulane leads at 4-under 572 with a six-stroke edge on second place UTSA at 578. Marshall and North Texas share 10th place at 43-over 619.
Individual leader Fabiola Arriaga from UTSA's rounds of 68 and 69 put her three ahead of the field at 7-under 137.
Rachel Thompson from Marshall is in a tie for 17th after shooting 73-75 -- 148.
Marshall's other players and scores are Korakot Simsiriwong (81-74 -- 155); Sarah Helly (76-80 -- 156); Gabby Marcum (85-75 -- 160); and Natalie Irwin (85-85 -- 170).