HAMMOND, La. -- The ULM softball program put three runs on the board in the top of the fourth, and it proved to be all they would need as the Warhawks downed Southeastern Louisiana 4-1 Tuesday at North Oak Park.
Robbie Dailey’s two-run double into right center and Courtney Dutreix’s RBI single through the middle of the infield gave ULM (20-19) a 3-1 lead after the top of the third. The Warhawks never looked back.
Alexis Cacioppo had a game-high two hits. She had an RBI double to left center in the top of the fifth to provide the Warhawks an extra insurance run. The hit scored Rochelle Roberts, who was 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a walk, from first.
The Lady Lions (17-23) scored their only run in the bottom of the third. After two Warhawk errors put runners at the corners, Amber Sather put her squad ahead on a sacrifice fly. ULM starter and winning pitcher Samantha Hamby was able to work out of trouble, however, allowing just the one unearned run.
In all, Hamby (13-12) pitched a complete game, scattering three hits and striking out six.
The Warhawks collected 10 hits in all.
Miyuki Navarrete stole her 35th base of the season and tied Ruth Dawson for third in all-time career steals.
The victory gave ULM its fourth season of 20-or-more wins in the last five seasons and is the 21st such season under head coach Rosemary Holloway-Hill.
The Warhawks remain on the road for a twin bill at Lamar tomorrow beginning at 4 p.m.
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