@HerdSB Wins 10 Straight, Sweeps MTSU

Special to HNN Provided by Herd Zone
MURFREESBORO, TN. - Marshall softball won its 10th straight game and earned its second straight Conference USA series sweep with a 6-1 win against Middle Tennessee Sunday.

Marshall moves to 28-10 and 9-5 in C-USA. While the Blue Raiders fell to 15-23, 2-16 in conference.

Marshall got started in the first inning, when sophomore Morgan Zerkle scored on a passed ball. During the game, Zerkle passed former Herd standout and assistant coach Amanda Williams for fourth all time in stolen bases, with 90. She finished with two in the game.

Marshall scored in the second off of a throwing error when senior Emileigh Cooper stole second, which allowed freshman pinch runner Jordan Colliflower to steal home and make the score 2-0. Zerkle then singled to score Cooper.

In the third, sophomore Rebecca Myslenski hit a sacrifice fly to score junior Shaelynn Braxton from third.

After a Blue Raiders homer, junior Kaelynn Greene scored after an error by the right fielder with Braxton at the plate. Braxton later came home off the bat of freshman Taylor McCord, who singled past right field to wrap up the scoring and the game at 6-1.

Marshall sophomore pitcher Jordan Dixon earned her 26th win of the year with an impressive outing. She struck out six batters and allowed just one run and one walk.


Link<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqhtKtI_G9U> to Herd coach Shonda Stanton's postgame.


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Marshall will host Conference USA East Division opponent Florida Atlantic on next Saturday and Sunday. Saturday's double header will start at 1 p.m. and the series will close out Sunday at noon at Dot Hicks Field.
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