Marshall Scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning to cruise to the 8-1 win over the Presbyterian College softball team in the first game of the Eagle Classic, held Mar. 3-5, in Statesboro, Ga. Megan Anderson provided PC’s lone run with her 10th career home run, this one coming in the fifth inning.

How It Happened
Marshall opened the scoring early with five runs in the bottom of the first, with a two-RBI double from Shaelynn Braxton, a two-run home run from Briana Daiss, and a solo shot by Abigail Estrada. A RBI single by Elicia D’Orazio and a RBI double from Taylor McCord in the fourth, pushed the Herd to 7-0, before Megan Anderson put PC on the board with a solo homerun to left field early in the fifth inning. A RBI single from Estrada in the bottom of the fifth would give Marshall the final run of the game as the Herd came away with the 8-1 win.

Final Lines
PC finished with two hits, those coming from Anderson and Rebekka Gross, with Gross collecting a single in the top of the third. The Blue Hose recorded one run and no errors. Marshall posted eight runs off 13 hits.

Natasha Sherrod started for PC, taking the loss (0-2) after surrendering four runs off four hits. Kaylee Allen came in relief, and in 5.2 innings, gave up four runs off nine hits, while striking out six.

Jordan Dixon picked up the win (8-4), going the distance and surrendering just one run and two hits with 13 strikeouts.

For the Record
PC drops to 6-10, while Marshall improves to 11-4).

Up Next
PC next takes on Delaware State at 9:30 a.m., Saturday. Sunday features a doubleheader with the Blue Hose taking on Eastern Kentucky at 11:30 a.m., and host Georgia Southern at 3:30 p.m.

How to follow
Fans can follow all games at www.GoBlueHose.com, and @presbysb.


Marshall 8, Presbyterian 1 (Mar 03, 2017 at Statesboro, GA)
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Presbyterian........ 000 010 0 - 1 2 0 (6-10)
Marshall............ 500 210 X - 8 13 0 (11-4)
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Pitchers: Presbyterian - SHERROD, Natasha; ALLEN, Kaylee(1) and GROSS, Rebekka. Marshall -
DIXON, J. and MCCORD, T.; ELLIS, H..
Win-DIXON, J.(8-4) Loss-SHERROD, Natasha(0-2) T-1:50 A-114
HR PC - ANDERSON, Megan (1).
HR MAR - DAISS, B. (1); ESTRADA, A. (1).
Weather: 58 and sunny
Game: PC0303