The ULM Warhawks put 10 runs on the board between innings 4-6 and cruised to a big 12-3 win here at Warhawk field tonight.
The Warhawks pounded the visiting Cardinals pitching to the tune of 19 hits and 12 runs. Cardinal pitchers Matison Smith and Jay Prigmore took the brunt of it giving up 10 runs on 12 hits and 2 home runs in 4 innings of work.
ULM scored their first run when 2nd baseman Kyle Suire singled to right field driving home Ben Soignier. The Warhawks put three runs on the board in the bottom of the fourth, highlighted by first baseman Matt Collins two run shot to right field. It was his 2nd home run of the year. Ben Soignier singled home Jordy Poche to extending the ULM lead to 5-2.
In the bottom of the 5th the Warhawks put five more runs on board. Ryan McMillan picked up a RBI when he doubled home A.J. Siggers. Nick Wade would bust the game wide open when he launched a three run home run to left field making the score 10-2 ULM.
As good as the ULM hitting was tonight Devin Pourciau was equally as good in relief of starter Scott Stephen. Pourciau went 5 1/3 giving up three hits and no runs. He struck out 7 Cardinals and walked one.
Ben Soignier continued his tear at the plate racking up 5 hits in 6 plate appearances. Soignier is 19 for his last 29(.655) at the plate. He also stole his sixth base of the year in as many tries.
Local product Darren Sutton out of Sterlington High saw his first action of the season and picked up a hit. Also out of OCS, Kyle Smith made his 2008 debut in the 9th inning. Smith gave up one hit on the night and one run(unearned) and induced a ground ball double play to end the game.
Catcher Ryan McMillan relieved Nick Maragas when he took a shot from a foul ball and had to leave the game. His status is unknown at the moment. McMillan didn't miss a beat going 2/3 with an RBI and three runs scored.
Dexter Fontenot picked up two hits on the night and Kyle Suire went 3/5 and drove in a run. ULM returns to the diamond tomorrow with a 3PM first pitch start. With the win the Warhawks move to 8-4 while the Lamar Cardinals drops to 9-5.