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Indiana State tops Marshall baseball 4-1 in North Carolina

February 24, 2019

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Indiana State pitchers Collin Liberatore and Tyler Ward limited Marshall to four hits Saturday and defeated the Thundering Herd baseball team, 4-1, in a Hughes Bros. Challenge game at Brooks Field.

Back-to-back doubles by Jaren Lovely and Tucker Linder scored Marshall’s run in the second inning. The Herd’s other hits were singles by Erik Rodriguez and Elvis Peralta.

Liberatore pitched the first six innings for the Sycamores (5-0), allowing four hits and one run, to record the victory. Herd relief pitcher D’Andre Knight was tagged with the defeat.

Marshall (2-4) played a later Saturday game against Iona. The Herd beat the Gaels, 9-8, in a 10-inning Friday game when Philip Hoffman and Michael Guerrero tossed 4.2 innings of shutout relief.

The Herd ends the weekend with a 1:30 p.m. Sunday game against UNC Wilmington.

Softball

CHARLESTON, S.C. — UNC Wilmington won the home run derby, but Marshall won Saturday’s softball game, 11-5, in the Holy City Showdown.

Aly Harrell, Mya Stevenson and Hannah Giammarino homered for Marshall while the Seahawks smacked connected four times.

Giammarino was 3-for-3 with three runs batted in. Stevenson was 2-for-4 and also drove in three runs.

Marshall (9-4) had a later game Saturday against Charleston Southern and plays Appalachian State at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Promotion

HUNTINGTON — Marshall announced the promotion of Brady Mangus to assistant athletic director for compliance.

The Charleston native has worked in the Marshall compliance office since 2014. In 2017 he was elevated to the position of assistant director for compliance for eligibility and academics.