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ULM Completes Mid-Week Sweep of Mississippi Valley State; Set Single-Season Attendance Record
Courtesy: ulmwarhawks.com
Release: April 20, 2011
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MONROE, La. -- ULM used a pair of two-run singles by Caleb Clowers and Joey Cesario to complete a two-game, mid-week sweep of Mississippi Valley State with a 5-4 victory Wednesday night at Warhawk Field.

ULM set the Warhawk Field single-season attendance record as Wednesday night's crowd of 1,143 pushed the season total to 25,731 breaking the previous mark of 25,008 set in 2001.

The Warhawks grabbed an early lead thanks to Clowers' two-out single with the bases loaded in the second. The single came after Mississippi Valley State starter Mark Kaplan hit a batter and walked a pair; the Warhawks drew a season-high 11 walks in the game.

Michael Lowe tied the game with a two-out, two-run single of his own in the top of the third. The inning was extended due to a one-out error by the Warhawk infield. The Delta Devils took the lead in the fourth on an RBI single by Curtis Ford following a two-out double by Derek Wallace.

Clowers tied the game in the bottom of the frame with his third RBI of the night as he drove a fly ball to center field which allowed Les Aulds to score.  Aulds walked three times and stole a pair of bases.

Mississippi Valley answered right back in their half of the fifth to regain the lead. With runners on first and third and two outs, Jerry Hildreth took off for second base and as the Warhawks got him in a rundown Kylie Ming scored from third.

The Warhawks took the lead for good in the sixth as the Delta Devils once again walked the bases loaded. Cesario made them pay for the free passes with a single through the left side of the infield to drive in a pair.

Wallace had a game-high three hits while Lowe added a pair as the Delta Devils out-hit the Warhawks 10-4 on the night. Clowers added a second single and drew a pair of walks to reach base four times.

Luke Briley (4-2) went eight innings for the Warhawks to pick up the win. The senior co-captain did not issue a walk and scattered 10 hits as he allowed four runs -- two earned -- and struck out two. James Jones worked a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up his fourth save of the season.

David Brauhn (3-6) suffered the loss for Mississippi Valley after he allowed a run on two hits in two innings out of the bullpen.

ULM travels to Murfreesboro, Tenn., for a critical three-game Sun Belt Conference series this weekend. The Warhawks and Blue Raiders enter the weekend tied for the eighth in the league standings.