Warhawks slump in tournament

After dropping their midweek game to Northwestern State 1-3, the Warhawks went into this weekend looking to end a five-game losing streak. 

ULM traveled this weekend to take part in the Courtyard Marriott tournament hosted by first ranked Oklahoma. 

ULM (3-10) opened the tournament playing the number 18 ranked Missouri (14-3) on Friday. The Tigers started strong, scoring four runs in the first two innings. As ULM could get nothing going on offensively, Missouri was able to plate two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, bringing their lead to 6-0.

This would be the final score as ULM would finish the game with only two hits from freshman Andie Edwards and senior Alysia Anderson. Amber Coons would take the loss in the circle after allowing four runs, two earned, on five hits, and recording one strikeout. 

The Warhawks started Saturday out playing the Sam Houston Bearkats. ULM looked to be turning things around when they scored two runs in the first inning off freshman Andie Edwards’ 2 RBI double. But, the Bearkats quickly countered with a two-run home run by senior Brookie Malia in the second. 

Both teams stayed scoreless until the fifth inning when a single by ULM senior Jayden Mount brought in a run to put the Warhawks up 3-2. This lead did not last as Sam Houston brought in one run in the sixth and two in the seventh to win over the Warhawks 5-3. 

ULM finished gameplay on Saturday, taking on the number one ranked team in the nation, Oklahoma. 

ULM got runners on in the first inning, but after leaving them stranded, the Warhawks were left with few opportunities to get runs across the plate. The Sooners would go ahead in the third inning, scoring seven runs off four hits and two errors.

Oklahoma would get two more runs in the fourth inning, giving them the 9-0 mercy rule over ULM. 

ULM’s Adrianna Chavarria took the loss pitching 2.1 innings allowing four hits, seven runs, and three walks. 

The Warhawks will look to find the win column again with a doubleheader at home against Grambling Wednesday,  March 10 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.