Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:23

Marshall Softball wants you to select 20th Anniversary team; Herd Baseball to present skills clinic

Written by  MU SPORTS INFORMATION RELEASES, edited by Woody Woodrum for HI


Voting open for Marshall Softball all-anniversary team to celebrate 20th season
HUNTINGTON — To help celebrate the 20th season of Marshall softball, fans will select an All-Anniversary team through online voting starting Monday, Jan. 14.
The 12 person team will be voted for online through HerdZone.com. Voting will last for five days until Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.
Players will be voted per position. One catcher, four infielders, three outfielders, two utility/designated players and two pitchers will be selected. Those chosen will be announced at the Diamond Club Dinner, Friday, Jan. 25.
All players that are up for voting were selected by the softball staff after careful examination of softball records, statistics and accolades. Each person selected is a former student-athlete.
Current members of the 2013 team were not eligible to be chosen. In total, 38 former players were selected.
The 2013 version of the Thundering Herd softball program began practice Monday, Jan. 14 in preparation for its season opener in Tampa, Fla. for the USF-Demarini Tournament against Michigan, Feb. 8 at 12:15 p.m.
The second annual Diamond Club Dinner will be held on-campus at the Marshall University Foundation Hall.
This year’s guest speaker will be two-time United States Olympian and four-time All-American Natasha Watley.
The event will be held on campus at the Marshall University Foundation Hall. There will be a reception, cash bar and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner and program will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available to individuals at $50 each. Groups of up to eight can choose to purchase a sponsored table at $750. The table includes eight dinner and drink tickets, table sponsor recognition and an advertisement.
The program will include a speech from Watley, introduction of the 2013 team, comments from the six seniors, unveiling of the All-Anniversary team, and other special moments.
Those wishing to purchase tickets can contact the Marshall softball office at 304-696-4370 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Interested persons can also complete the flyer at the top of the page and return it to the softball office at P.O. Box 1360, Huntington, WV 25715.
The Diamond Club is the official booster club for the softball team. Those interested in joining and assisting the Herd can visit the softball page of HerdZone.com for more information and the registration form.
Marshall Baseball to hold high school skills camp on Jan. 27
HUNTINGTON — Marshall University’s baseball staff will conduct its High School Skills Camp on January 27 from 12 - 5 p.m., Coach Jeff Waggoner announced Monday. 
The event will be held in the Gullickson Hall gymnasium and is open to any and all interested participants ages 14-18, and entry fee is $75 per camper. 
Questions regarding the camp can be directed to Tyler Gatrell, Marshall’s Director of Baseball Operations, by telephone at (304) 972-7670 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All players attending the camp will be put through workouts similar to what Waggoner puts his current MU baseball players through.  
This will give the campers a chance to meet and get valuable instruction from Waggoner and staff on all parts of the game. 
Informative talks on topics such as strength and conditioning, academics, and recruiting will also be incorporated.
Ultimately, campers will get to experience what a day in the life of an MU baseball player is really about, all in an educational and competitive atmosphere. 
Marshall baseball will also have a new helmet for the 2013 season, seen below courtesy of @HerdEquipment.
Marshall's new baseball helmet features while trim on top, sides and back for first time. (Photos courtesy of @HerdEquipment on Twitter)
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