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Trojans tap out Warhawks

Siddharth GAULEE

Siddharth GAULEE

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The ULM baseball team was back in action at Warhawk field on Friday night as they played host to Sun Belt Conference opponent, Arkansas-Little Rock.

The Trojans would prove to be too much and used the long ball to their advantage, taking game one of the series by a final score of 5-1.

Despite having an ace on the mound in Josh Leone, the Warhawks were unable to find enough offense in their bats to keep the game in their favor.

The Warhawks stranded a total of seven base runners throughout the entire game, leaving at least one on base in six different frames.

In the top of the fourth inning, Little Rock’s Hunter Owens would use mother nature to his advantage. With the wind moving strong out to left, he connected on a pitch that made everyone looking over the left field wall.

The home run would give the Trojans a 3-0 lead heading into the fifth inning while the Warhawks still couldn’t find any chances to capitalize on. Luckily, in the sixth inning, small ball was able to get a run through after an RBI double by Spencer Hemphill.

Later in the eighth inning, the Warhawks replaced Leone with relief pitcher Chace Carter. Unfortunately for Carter, he would give up a double to Owens who was able to extend the lead to 5-1.

Leone would be handed the loss, allowing four hits and three runs. While the Warhawks only scored one run in the final box score, they out-hit the Trojans 7-6.

Looking ahead to the Warhawks’ schedule, the team will look to bounce back against their in-state rival Louisiana Tech. The game will be played in Ruston on Tuesday March 28th at 6 p.m.

After their quick road trip down I-20 the team will head to Statesboro, Georgia where they will play a three-game series against Georgia Southern.

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