Softball continues tough start to season

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Softball continues tough start to season

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Warhawks (1-12) continued their losing streak in the Easton Bama Bash this weekend. The Warhawks lost 5-0 against Minnesota and 4-3 against Missouri State and then faced another setback in their Saturday game losing 4-1 once more to Missouri State.

ULM was scheduled to face Minnesota again on Saturday night, however, due to rain, the game was rescheduled for Sunday morning before they had to take on Alabama later in the day.

The highlight of the tournament was in their second game when the Warhawks finally broke their 27-inning scoreless streak against Missouri State.

Senior outfielder Sydney McKay (2-4, RBI, double, run) and junior infielder Jessie Watts (2-2, 2 RBI, double) both put in the work as they scored multiple hits for the Warhawks and tied the score 3-3 in the fifth inning against the Bears.

However, Missouri State took the win as Steffany Dickerson hit a single, moved to second on the throw, and pushed home to take the lead on the Warhawks 4-3.

Freshman pitcher Murphy Williams led the team through a close game, but because of the six hits, two runs and two walks, the Warhawks failed to win their closest game of the tournament.

Watts showed strength in her offensive batting skills, but when it came to pitching the first game against the Minnesota Gophers, she allowed five runs (three earned) on eight hits and then an additional three walks. The score read 5-0 in favor of the Gophers and paved the way for a tough couple of games for the Warhawks.

After the Easton Bama Bash, ULM will travel to Lake Charles to take on McNeese on Tuesday. The Warhawks will then head to the Central Arkansas Tournament in an effort to redeem themselves after a tough weekend.