Marshall’s baseball team will make another appearance in Beckley, Wednesday.
The weather forecast isn’t great, but it’s better than what fell on the area last weekend.
The Thundering Herd will take on struggling Coppin State at 1 p.m. in a doubleheader. Each game is set for seven innings.
The last time Marshall played at Linda K. Epling Stadium, torrential rain and relentless lightning wreaked havoc with the series against Georgia Southern.
The series was eventually reduced to a Sunday doubleheader.
Georgia Southern won the opener 9-3, but Marshall bounced back to win the second game 5-3 behind the pitching of Arik Sikula and the hitting of Gray Stafford.
“I was proud of the way they played, especially after a tough loss,” Marshall coach Jeff Waggoner said.
Marshall swept a doubleheader from Coppin State last year in its first-ever appearance at Epling Stadium. On paper, it looks like the Herd should have little problem in doing it again Wednesday.
The Eagles, led by first-year coach Sherman Reed, are 3-24 and coming off a 28-16 loss to Norfolk State.
Junior outfielder Jesse Savage is Coppin State’s leading hitter at .306.
Freshman Zach Spann tops the team in home runs with three and runs batted in with 22.
Spann is also 1-3 with an 8.26 earned run average on the mound.
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