Softball Goes For Series Win Sunday
March 28, 2010
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina softball team (14-12, 1-1 C-USA) looks to win its Conference USA opening series today with a victory over Marshall (16-15, 2-6 C-USA). First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.
The teams split Saturday's doubleheader as the Pirates pulled out a dramatic 4-3 victory in nine innings of game one before falling 10-6 to the Thundering Herd. In the opener, senior Marina Gusman-Brown hit a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings before classmate Kaui Tom drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth. It was the second time this season the teams played nine innings as the Thundering Herd recorded an 8-7 victory at the Lipton Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., Feb. 19.
In the second contest, Marshall (16-15, 2-6 C-USA) fell behind 3-0 but responded with nine-straight runs and held on for the 10-6 triumph.
Today will also be the debut of the ECU softball live chat. Click on the link to post comments, ask questions and interact with other Pirate softball fans. Sarah Fetters, Assistant Director of Athletics Media Relations, will serve as the moderator and try to provide as much information as possible throughout the contest.