The West Virginia University Mountaineer Athletic Club has announced the dates for the 2012 Coaches Caravan. All proceeds from the caravan benefit the WVU Athletic Department and the MAC scholarship fund.
The caravan opens May 2 at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling and the following day at J.P. Henry's in Parkersburg. Former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer will be a special guest on both stops, welcoming WVU to the Big 12.
The caravan will make a stops May 17 at the Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown, May 22 at the Bridgeport Conference Center and May 24 at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton and the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillespie is scheduled to make an appearance on the May 24 stops.
All events will begin at 5:30 p.m. and individual tickets are $50, which includes admission and dinner. To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact the MAC office at 1-800-433-2072.
MU BASEBALL: Marshall swept a doubleheader Tuesday from Coppin State at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley. The Herd won the opener 18-1 and the nightcap 19-1.
Gray Stafford went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored for Marshall in the first game, while Andrew Dundon knocked in three runs. Wayland Moore struck out seven in three innings for the Herd.
In the second game, Sergio Leon went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored for Marshall (13-19), while Eric Semeniuk drove in three runs, Isaac Ballou, Nathan Gomez, Alfredo Brito and Andrew Dundon each knocked in two and Stafford added a solo homer.
WVU BASEBALL: Tomo Delp went 2-for-4 with two RBIs as Maryland shut out West Virginia 3-0 Wednesday in College Park, Md. Brady Kirkpatrick allowed one hit in five innings of relief for the Terrapins. Ryan McBroom went 2-for-4 for WVU (14-20).
MU SOFTBALL: Marshall swept a doubleheader from Ohio Wednesday at Dot Hicks Field in Huntington. The Herd won the opener 17-6 and the second game 10-0.
Alysia Hively went 3-for-3 with two home runs and seven RBIs for Marshall in the first game, while Jessica Ferrick hit a game-ending grand slam in the fifth.
In the nightcap, Samantha Spurlock went 2-for-2 with a run scored and three RBIs for Marshall (24-16), while Jessica Hughes drove in a pair of runs.