Warhawks win in baseball opener

ULM Hawkeye

ULM won the season open­er Friday in an exciting fash­ion. The Warhawk pitching staff struck out 13 batters and pitcher Wil Browning picked up his first win of the season.

Les Aulds also went 3-5 in the game for ULM. The Uni­versity of Texas San Antonio took a 2-1 lead into the sixth inning when ULM tied the game at 2-2.

The Warhawks loaded the bases with 2 out in the ninth, and then Joey Cesario hit a walk-off single to win the game, 3-2.

On Saturday, the Warhawks would have more of a Jekyll and Hyde afternoon. Game one was a show of strength and timely hitting as ULM cruised by the Roadrunners, 13-8.

ULM fell behind early again as pitcher Luke Briley strug­gled and gave up five runs, but he would get the win after a strong offensive performance from the Warhawk bats.

Pitcher Shelby Aulds came in to pitch the final 1 and two third innings to earn his first save.

In game two of the double­header, Saturday the ULM bats

went silent.

The Roadrunners took the lead early and by the time DH Jake Wood hit his monster shot over the right field fence in the fourth inning off ULM pitcher Chan Walsh, the 9-0 game was well in hand.

The Warhawks wouldn’t get on the board until the sixth in­ning and would lose 12-2 and split the double header. On Sunday, UTSA go the better of ULM again as the Hawks took a 14-10 loss ending the series tied.