Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekend Round Up: Softball Exits NCAA’s, Kerns Plays Final Round, Baseball Misses Tournament, Brantley Picks Herd, & Kane not Pitt Bound

1) Marshall was eliminated from the NCAA Softball Tournament Saturday night after a 3-2, 13 inning loss to Virginia Tech. Earlier in the day the Thundering Herd knocked Notre Dame out of the double elimination regional with a 3-1 win over the Fighting Irish. Marshall picked up its first loss on Friday, dropping a 2-1 decision to Kentucky.

2) Senior men’s golfer Nathan Kerns wrapped up his impressive Marshall career at the NCAA Columbus Regional on Saturday. Kerns finished the tournament tied for 22nd place with a three day score of 221 (+8).

3) When Sunday rolled around Marshall baseball needed to beat Rice and receive a little bit of help from Tulane in order to qualify for the Conference USA Tournament. Neither happen as the Owls completed a three game sweep of the Herd with a 6-0 win and UAB took down the Green Wave 6-3. Marshall has not qualified for the conference tournament since 2010.

4) One of the top ranked point guard prospects in the class of 2013, Notre Dame Prep’s Jaylen Brantley signed a letter of intent with Marshall over the weekend. A four star recruit according to, Brantley also had scholarship offers from Georgetown, Florida, and Virginia.

5) Earlier this month it was reported that former Marshall basketball player DeAndre Kane was transferring to Pittsburgh. Those plans appear to be on hold as Kane did not commit to the Panthers during a weekend visit. Reports indicate that Memphis is now in hot pursuit of Kane’s services.  

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