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Men make a statement in series against Southern Illinois

Jerimee Washington, [email protected]

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ULM drove in two runs in the ninth inning to secure a 5-4 win against Southern Illinois. This game marked the first of their three game series.
Junior Chad Bell was the hero of the game as he drove in three runs for the game and the winning two run-double.
“Our guys fought hard and competed with passion today,” ULM head coach Michael Federico said.
“With our backs against the wall, Johnny DeLaCruz had a great at-bat and drew a two-out walk in the ninth.
Then Spencer Hemphill extended the inning with an infield hit to put the winning run on base. Chad Bell delivered the clutch hit with the two-run double.”
Southern Illinois recorded seven hits but gave up nine.
The Warhawks would buckle down in the eighth and ninth innings to seal the win.
At first SI was ahead 3-1 after fourth innings, but ULM scored in the fifth and sixth inning to tie the game.
Along came another run from SI to give them the 4-3 lead.
The game was close for the most part. This win pushed them to (7-1) on the season.
In the second game of the series ULM picked up their second consecutive win. Their bats caught fire in the second inning as ULM drove in seven runs to take an early 7-2 lead. In this game the Warhawks gave up 18 hits in a shootout game.
Both teams went scoreless in the sixth through the eighth inning.
In the ninth inning they drove in three runs to seal the game.
Chad Bell led the team in RBI’s with three.
This win moves the team to (8-2) on the season. The Warhawks’ record equals the 8-2 mark set in 2005.
It is the best start since the 2001 season where they started (8-1).

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Men make a statement in series against Southern Illinois