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Softball Splits Pair on First Day in Houston
Courtesy: ulmwarhawks.com
         
Release: March 03, 2017
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THE BASICS

Scores: ULM 2, Wisconsin 5

             ULM 12, Princeton 2

Teams: ULM (12-6)

             Wisconsin (13-2)

             Princeton (0-1)

Location: Houston, Texas (Cougar Stadium)

MONROE, La. -  The ULM softball team began play in the Houston Hilton Plaza Classic on Friday with a 5-2 loss to Wisconsin and a 12-2 win over Princeton in neutral site competition at Cougar Stadium in Houston.   

TURNING POINT

-The Warhawks held a 2-1 lead over Wisconsin before the Badgers tallied a four-run bottom of the sixth to jump out in front for good.

-Trailing 1-0 early against Princton, ULM posted a six-run top of the second inning to take control before adding six more runs in the top of sixth inning to close the game out.

NOTABLES

-Against Wisconsin, the Warhawks finished with seven hits led by Sydney McKay and Jayden Mount, who each notched two hits, while Bailey Thibodeaux drove in the only ULM RBI of the game.

-Melanie Coyne allowed just one hit and two hits in a 3 1/3 inning start before exiting without being part of the decision, while Jessie Watts was saddled with the loss after allowing four runs, all unearned, over the final 2 2/3 innings.

-The Warhawks rebounded against Princeton and racked up 14 hits. Sydney McKay (RBI) was the only Warhawk with three hits in the game, while Jayden Mount (3 RBI), Cheyanne Lyon (2 RBI) and Megan Shaw each contributed two hits apiece. Coyne (RBI), Vanessa Garcia, Jessie Watts (2 RBI) and Samantha Agamaite (RBI) combined for four hits with one hit apiece.

-Coyne stepped back into the circle with a complete game for her seventh victory of the year after allowing just the one run on six hits with three strikeouts.                                                                             

FROM COACH LYON

Against Wisconsin: We had a great effort in the Wisconsin game. To be four outs away from the win against a Power Five school that is having the kind of season Wisconsin is having is a good feeling. We are just young and can't make mistakes that end up giving the other team runs.

Against Princeton: I'm really proud of the way the team bounced back in game two and put up a big number against Princeton. Melanie was good in the circle, we played good defense and finally got the bats going. That's a good win against a team that played in the NCAA Tournament a year ago.

UP NEXT

-The Warhawks close out action at the Houston Hilton Plaza Classic with two games on Saturday, against Sam Houston State and tournament host Houston.