MARSHALL 4, KENT STATE 2
LYNCHBURG, VA – Marshall dropped its opening game of the 2019 Postseason NISC against George Washington. Since Thursday, the Herd have rallied for three straight victories, including a 4-2 win over Kent State, earning the right to play Liberty for the Regional Championship.
Mya Stevenson was nearly unstoppable, launching a three-run home run in the first inning to give Marshall the early lead, 3-0, and delivering a solo shot in the third, extending the advantage, 4-1.
The Thundering Herd (42-21), will play Liberty for the Regional Championship Saturday at 1 p.m. ET. Marshall will need to beat the Flames twice to move to the Championship Round.
Jen Cader notched an RBI single in the third and Hunter Brancifort homered in the sixth inning for Kent State.
Abigail Tolbert (28-17) threw seven complete innings, struck out three in her win for Marshall.