Baseball, softball renew Louisiana Tech rivalry

Tiffany Weiss, [email protected]

ULM baseball and softball are now midway through their season and unfortunately, both teams have struggled early on this season.

Baseball will travel on Tuesday to Ruston to play Louisiana Tech and softball will host the Bulldogs on Wednesday.

In 2018, Tech beat ULM baseball in a devastating 0-7 win which was also at ULM’s home field. The baseball team will have to work harder than ever to gain the upper hand against a tough rival.

Softball, on the other hand, dominated the field against the Bulldogs, 1-0 the last time they went head to head, but that was in 2017. Softball will look to turn the momentum around in their favor.

Players to look out for during the baseball game are juniors Trent Tingelstad and Andrew Beesley. Tinglestad is averaging .384 at bat with 18 runs and two home runs. Beesley has an average of .329 at bat with 18 RBIs and two     home runs.

Senior Sydney McKay and junior Jessie Watts are leading the way for the softball team. McKay is averaging an impressive .416 at bat with 15 runs and 13 RBIs. Watts is averaging .311 at bat with 16 RBIs and 24 strikeouts while pitching.

The Warhawks will start the game off at 6 p.m. both Tuesday for baseball in Ruston and Wednesday for softball at home.