The ULM Warhawks scored 10 runs through the first 3 innings, exploded for 11 in the bottom of the 6th inning and defeated the Stephen F Austin Lumberjacks 24-7 tonight at Warhawk Field.
ULM (1-1) got 3 hits, one a grand slam and 5 RBI's from senior Ben Soignier, and a 4 RBI night from Freshman and local product Perry Smith (Neville). Junior Matt Laird scored 4 runs on 2 hits and drove in a run with his first triple of the season.
Starting pitcher Daniel McHenry lasted 3 2/3 innings giving up 7 hits 6 runs (2 earned), walking 2 and striking out 1. Justin Anderson came in on relief of McHenry and closed the door on the Lumberjacks. Anderson threw 3 1/3 innings giving up only 3 hits and one run. He struck out one and walked one.
Nick Wade and Boomer Blanchard were the unlucky, lucky Warhawks on the night picking up RBI's on hit by pitches. Lumberjack pitchers walked 11 Warhawks and hit 4 more while facing 56 batters.
ULM will return to the diamond tomorrow afternoon for a 1PM start. The Warhawks will send Junior College transfer Don Williams to the mound to face MSVU.