Softball strikes out in season home opener

Josh Dean

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After a rough night out at bat the Warhawks fell to McNeese State 4-0.

Strong pitching highlighted the first two innings before the Cowgirls got on the board with their first run of the night.

An errant throw by ULM led to McNeese State sending a runner home from third.

The fourth inning passed with no further action before the Cowgirls offense came to life in the fifth.

The bases sat loaded after two runners got hits and a third was walked after being struck by a pitch.

McNeese State took advantage of the situation and drove in three runs to up their lead to four.

The Warhawks continued to struggle offensively and failed to make a hit the rest of the game.

Coach Corey Lyon felt optimistic despite the loss.

“Two years ago that player was pitcher of the year in the Southland Conference. We needed to play tonight to see where we need to get better, and we’re going to take a lot of good out of this and look to build on what we need to build on,” Lyon said.

Mardi Gras Classic

The team bounced back during the the Mardi Gras Classic tournament.

The Warhawks faced Grambling State first who they routed 23-0.

The 23 runs is the most since 1984, and six runners tallied multiple RBI’s in the performance.

The dominance continued versus Prairie View as the Warhawks took it in a 10-2 effort.

After sweeping the competition Friday ULM continued their momentum in another bout versus Grambling St. Saturday in a 5-0 victory.

Stephen F. Austin handed the team their second loss of the season in a 7-4 victory that night and ULM kicks of the year with a 3-2 record.