The Wright State softball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader at Marshall Wednesday, falling 2-0 to the Thundering Herd in the opener and 6-4 in the nightcap.
In the opener, the Raiders were held without a hit for six innings against Marshall pitcher Andi Williamson, who allowed WSU just two base runners over that stretch, Lindsay Barrett being hit by a pitch in the second and Reagan Stofcheck drawing a walk in the fifth.
Krystian DeWitt, though, nearly matched Williamson as the game was scoreless until the Herd scored their two runs in the bottom of the fifth.
In the seventh, Jess Gorman broke up the no-hitter with a hit to left, but was thrown out on a steal attempt as Taylor Knore struck out. The Raiders later loaded the bases as Barrett reached on an error, Hanna Floyd singled to left and Kaitlyn Kite walked, but Kacie Rapshus flied out to end the game.
Marshall scored twice in the first and three times in the second to build an eary lead in game two, only to see WSU answer with single runs in the second and third. Wright State's run in the second came as Tackett had an infield hit and scored on a Kite double while the run in the third was produced as Angie Clark scored on an error.
The Raiders cut the deficit to 5-3 in the sixth on a Barrett solo home run, her second of the season, and after the Herd answered with a run in their half of the sixth, again drew to within two in the seventh on a Clark sacrifice fly, but could get no closer.
Barrett, Knore and Kite each had two hits in the second game.
Wright State (3-18) was originally scheduled to go to Cleveland State this weekend for a three-game series to open Horizon League play, but the Raiders will now host the Vikings due to CSU's field not being playable due to snow. The two teams will play a single game on Friday, March 29, at 5:00, followed by a doubleheader on Saturday, March 30, beginning at 1:00.