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Warhawks drop 2 versus Georgia Southern at home

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Eagles wins series with 9-4 and 6-1 victories Saturday

After losing two to Sam Houston State earlier in the week softball looked to right the ship in the first two of IMG_0572 (1)a home series Saturday.

In game one the Eagles struck quickly.

Off a ULM error in the first two runs were brought in to give Southern the early lead.

But sophomore Cheyanne Lyon had the answer in the second and blasted a solo homer to right to bring the score to 2-1.

The Eagles were unfazed and increased their lead to four on a three run homer in the top of the third.

Senior Amye Barre cut that lead by one hitting in a groundout RBI in the bottom of the inning.

Georgia Southerns’ bats remained hot and the Eagles scored a run in the top of the next four innings.

ULM finally responded to the offensive barrage with a two-runer homer in the bottom of the seventh.

The homer came from Barre who brought in junior Rochelle Roberts.

The offensive attack came too late and the Warhawks fell in game one 9-4.

Pitcher Melanie Coyne allowd 9 runs on 12 hits, and struck out and walked four.

Freshman Sydney McKay tallied three hits on the day.

Game two saw Georgia Southern take another early lead as  a ULM error led to three unearned runs.

A solo homer in the third boosted the Eagle’s lead to 4-0 to start the game.

In the bottom of the fourth the Warhawks finally managed to get on board.

The run was scored by junior Mickinley Marks who walked across home plate after a runner was walked with the bases loaded.

ULM would garner no more offense and was defeated 6-1 in game two.

Pitcher Paige Porter allowed six runs on six hits in seven innngs while striking out five.

Head coach Corey Lyons said that the team needs to learn to capitalize when they can.

““We hit the ball fairly well. We had 14 hits in the two games. But, you can’t leave 19 runners on base,. We did and the bottom line is we didn’t get hits when we needed to get hits,” Lyons said.

Softball is now 17-20 on the year and 3-8 in the Sun Belt.

After opening the season 12-5 they’ve now lost their last 5-15.

Coach Lyons said the team is simply not performing at the moment.

“This game is very humbling, and you either make plays or you don’t. Right now we’re not
making enough plays. We’re just going to have to keep at it and keep working hard every day and hope that some good things start to happen for us,” Lyons said.

The Warhawks will look to rebound Tuesday against Northwestern State before a four game home stretch.

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Warhawks drop 2 versus Georgia Southern at home