Matt was 5/13 (.385 average) with 6 runs scored and 3 RBI. Laird also had a double, triple, stolen base, 2 walks, finished with a .467 on base percentage and .615 slugging %. Matt has been batting clean up for the Warhawks in 2009.
After missing all of the 2008 season with shoulder trouble, Keith Christensen had a strong performance in his return to the rotation. Keith got a no decision going 5 inning allowing just 4 hits and 2 runs. Keith struck out four and walked just two.
ULM third baseman Nick Wade finished the tournament with a .500 average going 4/8 at the plate. Nick scored 3 runs, drove in 2, had a .615 on base percentage and .875 slugging %. Nick was the Iron Man or "Craig Biggio" of the tournament getting beaned 3 times.
First baseman Matt Collins had a strong weekend going 6/14 (.429 average) with a home run, 2 doubles, 4 RBI and 5 runs scored. Collins had 11 total bases, walked 3 times, had a .529 on base percentage and .786 slugging %.
ULM shortstop Ben Soignier showed why he was named to the pre-season All America team. Ben took home MVP honors after going 8/15 (.533 average) with a double, 2 home runs, 6 runs scored, and 10 RBI. Ben finished with 15 total bases, a .563 on base percentage, and slugged 1.000%.