February 11, 2012
Roundup: Marshall softball improves to 3-0 on walk-off homer

Rebecca Gamby hit a walk-off home run as the Marshall softball team rallied for a 4-2 victory over George Washington in day two of the Kickin' Chicken Classic in Conway, S.C.

Marshall (3-0) held a 1-0 lead nearly the whole game until a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning gave the Colonials a 2-1 lead. In the bottom half of the inning, Gamby smacked a three-run homer over the left-center field fence.

On Friday, Marshall hit four home runs in an 8-5 victory over George Mason. The Thundering Herd, which won its first game earlier Fridday against Georgia Southern, got homers from Alianna Telles, Alysia Hively, Jazmine Valle and Jessica Ferrick.

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  • WVU SPORTS:  Three members of the West Virginia diving squad scored points in the final day of the diving portion of the Big East championships Saturday in Pittsburgh.

    Richard Pokorny finished in third place with 283.35 points on the 1-meter board to lead the men. Matt O'Neill earned team points with 272.55 points for a 10th-place finish, and Haily VandePoel finished with 254.15 points for a sixth-place finish on the 3-meter board.

    On Friday, O'Neill took second in the 3-meter diving competition. O'Neill was seeded sixth going into the finals with a score of 284.95. After a series of six rounds, O'Neill finished the competition with a score of 321.50.

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  • WVSU TENNIS: The West Virginia State tennis teams will hold a "Meet the Teams" fund-raising event Saturday at the Charleston YMCA. Fans can play doubles and mixed doubles with team members from 7 -10 p.m. The cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple. For more information, call 304-766-5760.


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