Softball makes it look easy

Jerimee Washington, [email protected]

ULM scored 16 runs on 16 hits to blow out the Eagles in a slugfest. This marks the third time that they have scored 10 runs or more in a game. The game was called in the sixth inning due to the run-rule
They are now (5-4) on the season in all non-conference games. Home field advantage has been a factor as they are (3-1).
The pitching staff was the story for this game. Senior pitcher Paige Murray gave up six hits in 3.2 innings, but she only gave up two runs. Murray was credited with the win and is now (2-2) on the season.
Early on, the Warhawks were trailing the Eagles 5-1 at the top of the third inning.
ULM posted four runs in the third to tie the game up at five. After a couple of miscues, the pitching game began to takeover. Consistency was the key to this victory as they went on an 11-2 run.
The Warhawks were so potent on offense that the run rule was put into effect in the sixth inning. Redshirt junior catcher Lauren Crouch posted a season-high three hits and three doubles to fuel the 16 runs.
Also contributing to the runs and posting a season high was senior outfielder Hunter Hogan. She posted four runs batted in and recorded two hits.
“I was really happy with our offensive output tonight,” head coach Corey Lyons said.
“We turned it on and really played our type of offensive game. Ten extra base hits in six innings is a great night. I’m glad to get this win behind us and have the opportunity to move on to tomorrow with a win in our pockets.”
The Warhawks will look to continue their hot streak of runs when they host Alcorn State. The game is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. at the ULM Softball Complex.