#DiamondDandies 2/24 – 3/2

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Terrance Armstard – ulmwarhawks.com

Louisiana Monroe Warhawks (6-6 overall, 2-3 this week)
ULM opened up their week of play by traveling to Oxford, Miss. to take on the Rebels, in a midweek two-game series that Ole Miss would sweep, but the Warhawks didn’t simply roll-over, as each loss was by a single run. Monroe then brought their show back home, and faced Southeastern Louisiana in a weekend series. Dropping 1 of 3 isn’t how ULM would have liked to take the series, but they took the cards they were dealt. Monroe was drilled 13-4 Friday night, and SELO’s pitcher threw a complete game against Warhawks, a rare-feat in today’s game of baseball, but even more rarer in the college game. On the other end, Alex Dumaine got the Friday start for the Warhawks and he didn’t last long – one and one-third inning allowing 6 runs on 3 hits. He threw back-to-back wild pitches, which proceeded to end his outing. Saturday they turned it around plating 6 runners on only 9 hits. Josh Leone went 3.2 innings, allowing 5 runs on 3 hits, and the six runs would prove to barley be enough, winning 6-5. Sunday, Monroe managed to keep the fans on the edge of their seat playing in, this time winning, another one-run ballgame, a nail biter by a score of 3-2. Warhawks starter Alex Hermeling went 6 full innings surrendering only 2 runs on 3 hits. For ULM the problem is two things – 1.) Putting runners on base, and stopping the other team from putting said runners on base 2.) If ULM expects to continue to compete in the SBC they need to expect much, much more out of their bullpen.