Softball Team NCAA Bound

Marshalls' Womens Softball team came within one run last season of making the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. This season, they battled their way back into the title came with two one run victories in the first two rounds. Today, they would battle Houston, today they would beat Houston, and today they would make the NCAA tournament for the first time.

Pitcher Andi Williamson threw seven nearly flawless innings and picked up the victory.

Marshall took the lead early when a double by Shaelynn Braxton was mishandled by the Cougars causing two runs to score. The Herd never relinquished the lead as they beat the number two seeded Houston Cougars 3 - 1.

Houston, most likely will also make the NCAA tournament. CUSA should put four teams in the tournament with Tulsa and UAB joining Houston and Marshall.

Marshall was led at the plate by Jazmine Valle and Kaitlyn Lucas who ended the day with two hits each.

Freshman pinch hitter Alexandra Bayne drove in an insurance run in the fourth inning to add to the Herd's 2 – 1 lead.

Marshall will find out this week who, when, and where they will play, but at this point, they are just happy to be playing somewhere.

Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com for further developments and updates, as well as a place to follow the tournament games upcoming.

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