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Mary Pierce Barnes
Mary Pierce Barnes went three-for-three batting.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Softball Falls to Marshall

App State softball played its first game at home against Marshall on Saturday, falling to the Thundering Herd, 8-0.

The squads snuck in a Saturday afternoon contest in the middle of a challenging weekend of weather but could not play an entire series.

Marshall, who has won 12 straight, started the game with a run in each of the first two innings. The Black and Gold responded with big hits in the bottom of the second, including a double by Ambry Lucas, her second of the season.

Kaylie Northrop and the App State defense had back-to-back perfect innings beginning in the third. Northrop pitched the first four and tallied four strikeouts. Delani Buckner and Sejal Neas each saw time in the circle during the final frames.

Taylor Thorp found success with her fifth double of the season in the later innings but Marshall would pull away in the sixth, forcing a run rule.

App State will be back in action with a pair of midweek games at home. The Mountaineers will host North Carolina on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and North Carolina A&T on Wednesday at 4 p.m.