HERD SPORTS: Baseball Takes the Diamond in Beckley against Georgia Southern for Three

Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University
Beckley, WV (HNN)  – The Marshall University baseball team welcomes Georgia Southern to Epling Stadium in Beckley, for a three-game series, scheduled to begin Friday at 6:05 p.m. Marshall enters with a 10-17 record, while the Eagles rest at 18-11.


SCHEDULE & PITCHING MATCHUPS

GAME 1 – FRI., 6:05 P.M. ET

MU: RHP SHANE FARRELL (2-1, 2.95 ERA)

GS: RHP CHRIS BECK (4-0, 3.00 ERA)

GAME 2 – SAT., 6:05 P.M. ET

MU: LHP MIKE MASON (1-2, 4.91 ERA)

GS: RHP JOSH ADAMS (5-3, 3.77 ERA)

GAME 3 – SUN., 12 P.M. ET

MU: RHP ARIK SIKULA (1-3, 3.82 ERA)

GS: TBA

Marshall dropped a midweek clash with Eastern Kentucky in Richmond, Ky., 9-6 after being swept in a three-game series at No. 25 Rice last weekend. The series against Georgia Southern serves as the off weekend for conference play for the Green and White.

The Herd offense has been led by senior Kenny Socorro who sports a team-best .313 batting average and had started 127 consecutive games. Junior Rhett Stafford has connected for a team-high four homers as well as 19 RBI.

On the mound, righty Shane Farrell toes the rubber in game one. He has been spectacular on the MU hill allowing just 30 hits in 36.2 innings and holding opponents to a .217 batting average against him.

The Eagles, who took two-of-three from the Herd last season, are led by Eric Phillips who is hitting at a .431 clip on the season, which ranks ninth in the nation in that category. Victor Roache is the top slugger for the visiting squad as he has left the yard 12 times, tied for second in the country in homers.

Leading the staff is closer Matt Murray, who owns a 4-1 record and microscopic 0.57 ERA. He has worked in 12 games, totaling 32 strikeouts in 31.2 innings. The reliever owns four saves and has opponents hitting at a .139 hitting clip.

GameTracker and the radio feed for Georgia Southern will be available for all three games at HerdZone.com.

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