Score: ULM 6, Incarnate Word 1
Teams: ULM (15-9, 1-2 SBC), Incarnate Word (4-21, 0-3 Southland)
Location: Monroe, La. (Geo-Surfaces Field)
MONROE, La. – The ULM softball team returned home for the first time in three weeks and took care of visiting Incarnate Word by the score of 6-1 on Wednesday, highlighted by home runs from sisters Ana and Hunter Hogan.
-The Warhawks opened the scoring early in the first inning, converting on a double steal by Sami Billeaudeau and Sydney McKay to open the scoring. The Warhawks never looked back after that on the way to a 6-1 victory.
-The Warhawks were led on Wednesday by pitcher Jessie Watts, as she threw her first career complete game. Watts scattered three hits on the day, allowing a lone run off a third inning solo home run by Incarnate Word’s Bailey Thomas. She also struck out nine batters on the afternoon.
-ULM had an offensive pop from the Hogan sisters as they both hit home runs on the afternoon. With a runner on in the bottom of the fourth, freshman Ana Hogan hit her first career home run to give the Warhawks a 5-1 lead. Hunter Hogan followed her sister in the bottom of the sixth with a long home run to center field to give the Warhawks their 6-1 final margin.
-Sidney McKay had two hits on the afternoon to pace the Warhawks as she had her ninth game with 2 or more hits on the season. Cheyanne Lyon, Jayden Mount and the Hogan sisters all added a hit apiece for the Warhawks.
FROM COACH LYON
“Tonight was a great team win. I am very proud of the way the team responded after the loss on Sunday. Jessie pitched a great game and the defense played really well behind her. Offensively, we did a nice job of situationally hitting. Very happy for Ana and Hunter. It’s pretty fun to see sisters hit home runs in the same game.”
-The Warhawks remain at home for their second Sun Belt Conference series of the season against Georgia Southern on Friday (6:00 p.m.) and Saturday (1:00 and 3:00 p.m.). The team will recognize those who have served our country on Military Appreciation Day at Friday’s game.