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MU softball playing Senior Weekend games

May 4, 2019

HUNTINGTON — Senior Weekend activities for Marshall University’s softball team begin Saturday at Dot Hicks Field.

Marshall plays Florida Atlantic University in a Saturday doubleheader at 1 p.m. and a Sunday game at 1 p.m.

During the final weekend of the Conference USA regular season Marshall will honor senior players Abigail Tolbert, Samantha Loose, Ali Burdette, Hannah Giammarino, Hayden Ellis, Abigail Estrada and Briana Daiss.

Marshall, 33-18 for the season and 14-7 in C-USA, has stamped its ticket to the C-USA Tournament that begins Wednesday at UAB in Birmingham, Alabama. The FAU Owls (20-27, 7-14) are attempting to secure a tournament berth.

Tolbert enters the series with a 21-14 pitching record and 2.96 ERA. Aly Harrell is hitting .339 with 13 home runs and 39 runs batted in.

Mya Stevenson, the C-USA Player of the Week, has a .315 average, 14 homers and 43 RBI.

FAU is led by Fayth Davis hitting .390 and Mia Olson has 11 of the team’s 14 homers. Madisyn Palmer has 45 stolen bases this season and is five away from the C-USA career record of 166 set by Marshall’s Elicia D’Orazio in 2018.

Olson also pitchers for the Owls (5-13, 3.38 ERA).