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Softball: Women lose both games in series against GSU

Tristan McGowen, [email protected]

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The Warhawks entered their senior weekend looking to shake back from a six-game losing streak, but luck just wasn’t on their side.

ULM dropped both games in Saturday’s doubleheader to kick off their final home conference series against Georgia State.

After batting in two runs on a shot to center field, sophomore infielder Jayden Mount put the Warhawks on the board first. Mount crossed home plate later in the inning on an RBI single from senior infielder Rochelle Roberts, giving the Warhawks a 3-0 lead entering the top of the third inning.

Things were rolling early on for ULM as they got another runner across in the bottom of the third to give them their largest lead of the day.

Taking a four-run advantage early in game one, the Warhawks looked on pace to snap their cold spell.

But things quickly started to unwind as the Panthers clawed their way back in the second half.

Georgia State was able to score two runs in both their fifth and sixth innings to tie the game up for the first time going into the bottom of the sixth.

The Warhawks couldn’t capitalize during their next time out, stranding runners on the corners to enter the final inning of play.

After a line drive down the right field line, scored a runner from second, Georgia State took the late 5-4 lead.

With only one more opportunity to answer back, ULM couldn’t get it done ,failing for a seventh game in a row.

Entering game two, the Warhawks hoped to rewrite the previous story, but momentum seemed to carry over for the Panthers. 

After two back to back long ball innings, Georgia State jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning and never looked back.

ULM would quickly answer back, putting up two runs of their own in the bottom half.

Despite the comeback efforts, the Warhawks couldn’t find their footing in game two.

Roberts, however, was able to get her 243rd career hit to break a school record held since 2002.

Next, the Warhawks will face off against Louisiana-Lafayette in their final series of the season.

The first game is scheduled for Friday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Lamson Park. 

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Softball: Women lose both games in series against GSU