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Marshall diamond sports provide spring break entertainment

The Parthenon

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013

Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013 00:03

Students in need of something to do over spring break need only to look to the baseball diamond for entertainment. The Marshall University softball team will take on major rival Southern Miss. Saturday and Sunday, and the baseball team will play its annual game against West Virginia University, Tuesday.

Cory Booker, marketing and promotions assistant said, the Thundering Herd is excited to get its home conference opener underway after coming off three losses from Tulane.

“This is a big game for the team,” Booker said. “Southern Miss is one of the biggest rivals and competitors for us.”

The three game series starts Saturday at 1 p.m., and there will be free giveaways throughout the two days.

“This is always a very competitive series,” Booker said. “All of our coaches are expecting a great environment, as well as the marketing department.”

Booker said items will be given away at the game. Ice cream donated by the Cold Stone Creamery will be given away depending on weather conditions, and six senior fatheads will be given out during the game for fans to hold and to help cheer on the Herd during the game.

Sunday’s game will consist of “Lil Sis Day,” and the team will host a clinic with the young girls before the game.

The rivalry game with WVU will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, W.Va.

This will be the closest Marshall students will ever get to a home WVU game, David Dillon, marketing and promotions assistant said.

“Big Green is having a tailgate before the game,” Dillion said. “It’s $15 per ticket and that includes all you can eat, drink, plus admission to the game.”

Fans will also get a chance to win prizes at the game.

“Fans can win things like La Familia, Chick-fil-A, Buffalo Wild Wings and Qudoba,” Dillion said. “All the gift certificates are $10 to $15.”

Trying to get a home crowd to Charleston is not easy.

“This is a real incentive for students to come out,” Dillon said. “Plus since the game is at Power Park, there will be alcohol served at the game.”

Dillon said this gives the students sort of a different atmosphere and a fun way to watch baseball and spend part of their break away from Huntington.

As always students get in to the game for free with a valid student ID
Miranda Pemberton can be contacted at pemberton23@marshall.edu.
 

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