Marshall's baseball team dropped a Conference USA doubleheader to Memphis, losing 1-0 and 9-6 Saturday at FedEx Park in Memphis, Tenn.
In game one, Herd starting pitcher Aaron Blair allowed just three hits over 81/3 innings but was dealt the loss when Memphis put an end to his shutout in the bottom of the ninth when the winning run scored from third on a wild pitch. Isaac Ballou finished 2 for 4 as the Marshall offense struggled to produce only five hits.
In the second game, Marshall (18-28, 5-12 C-USA) struck first with a run in the top of the first inning, but Memphis put two across in the bottom half followed by three runs in the fifth inning, which was followed by a two-hour and 27-minute rain delay. When play resumed, the Tigers added three runs in the sixth.
Nathan Gomez was 2 for 4 in the contest for Marshall while Aaron Bossi also contributed two hits. Marshall starter Wayland Moore suffered the loss, lasting only two innings, giving up three runs on three hits with four walks and two strikeouts.
HERD SOFTBALL: The Marshall softball team split a doubleheader with UTEP Saturday, losing 6-4 and winning 4-2 in Huntington.
Senior Ashley Gue was a combined 3 for 6 for the Herd (31-20, 12-10 Conference USA), while teammate Shaelynn Braxton went 3 for 7.
Marshall's Andi Williamson pitched two complete games, earning her 28th victory - a Marshall record.