Ask any sports fan: the home field advantage can make or break a game. But for Marshall University baseball players and fans, they have been waiting for years for a new place to play ball. For now, however, the herd is rounding the bases in Kanawha County.
It’s a home field advantage…but not at home.
A Marshall University baseball home game sometimes means playing in Kanawha County, which is more than an hour away from their home field. It’s a field that some say is no place to play ball.
The players spend hours training for game day. It’s hard work that they can't show off in front of a home crowd.
For now, they're forced to play at home away from home. But despite the location, they still get the privileges of a home team.
They get the last chance at bat, which is one small thing to cheer about, while they continue to wait for a better field to play ball.
The baseball team will play its Conference USA games at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston. No word yet when or if the team will get a new baseball field.