Baseball falls to Texas State

Dakota Ratley

Texas State scored two more runs and got one more win than the Warhawks last weekend.

ULM dropped the first game of the conference opening series to the Bobcats, 4-3.

The game was knotted at three until Texas State scored a run in the seventh to put the pressure on the Warhawks.

ULM would get a runner to third in the top of the ninth before a strikeout would end the threat.

Alex Hermeling took the loss for ULM, allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings of work.

The first game of the doubleheader Saturday saw the Warhawks fail to get too much going offensively.

The game started promising for the visiting team as Robbie Podorsky scored on a sacrifice fly from Keelin Rasch.

That would be the only run the Warhawks would score as Texas State took the win, 5-1.

Scott Grist got the win for the Bobcats, going eight inning while only allowing four hits and one unearned run.

ULM’s Brandon Bell was tagged with the lost after allowing three earned runs in his five innings of work.

The third game saw Warhawks save a game of the series.

The Warhawks took a three run lead before a three-run fifth would tie the game up for the Bobcats.

At the top of the ninth the Warhawks had a one run lead before Spencer Hemphill hit a two-out single that plated two insurance runs for the Warhawks.

The score would stick at 7-4 as Anthony Herrara got his first save of this early season.

The weekend series brings ULM’s record to 7-6. The team’s conference mark is 1-2. Texas State is 5-9-1 with a 2-1 conference record.

The Warhawks now will look to host Grambling State Tuesday at noon. The rest of the week features a matchup at Nicholls State Wednesday before a weekend series with Mississippi Valley State.