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Warhawks Face South Alabama in Three Recreation Solar Belt Sequence

MONROE, La. – The ULM baseball crew heads on the street for the ultimate time within the common season to play a three-game sequence at South Alabama. First pitch is about for six:30 p.m. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Stanky Area in Cellular. It’s the first convention sequence between ULM and USA since 2018.

All three video games of this weekend’s sequence can be found to observe on ESPN+. All three video games can even air on 105.7 FM/540 AM KMLB, KMLB.com and the TuneIn app with Mike Hammett on the decision on the Warhawk Radio Community from Learfield. A hyperlink to stay stats for every recreation is out there on the baseball schedule web page at ULMWarhawks.com.

Friday’s recreation is the 52nd all-time assembly between ULM and South Alabama, with the Jaguars main the sequence, 36-15. The 2 groups haven’t met for the reason that 2019 Solar Belt Convention Championship in Conway, South Carolina, when Tenth-seeded ULM defeated seventh-seeded South Alabama, 12-7, within the single-elimination play-in recreation, sending the Warhawks to the double-elimination bracket. This weekend is the primary SBC sequence between the 2 since March 17-18, 2018, in Cellular when USA gained a doubleheader, 5-3 and 6-0, earlier than ULM took the sequence finale, 12-6 in eight innings. The 2 groups haven’t performed in Monroe since April 7-9, 2017.

ULM (16-31-1 total, 6-17-1 Solar Belt Convention) snapped an eight-game shedding streak with a 13-2 win in eight innings over Jackson State on Wednesday at Warhawk Area. ULM had 9 totally different gamers choose up a minimum of one RBI whereas the crew collected 4 sacrifice flies and two RBI groundouts. Jack Engelmann and Wyatt Blalock mixed to throw 4 2/3 shutout innings out of the bullpen for the win and save, respectively. ULM has misplaced six consecutive SBC video games and has misplaced six consecutive SBC sequence. The Warhawks enter this weekend’s sequence at South Alabama within the Tenth and last spot for the Solar Belt Convention Championship, one-half recreation forward of UT Arlington and one full recreation forward of Arkansas State. The highest 10 groups within the SBC standings advance to the SBC Championship at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama. The Warhawks are hitting .264 as a crew with 228 RBIs, whereas the pitching workers has posted an ERA of 6.10.

ULM head coach Michael Federico is in his fifth season with the Warhawks. After main the membership to an 11-win enchancment in his first yr and a two-win enchancment in his second yr, he led the Warhawks to their first .500-or-better season since 2012 with a 26-26 mark in 2021 as ULM completed third within the Solar Belt Convention West Division. Federico is 2-2 towards South Alabama.

South Alabama (27-20, 13-11) enters the weekend sequence with ULM in sixth place within the Solar Belt Convention, one recreation forward of Georgia State for the ultimate spot within the double-elimination portion of the bracket within the SBC Championship with six video games to play. The Jaguars have gained three of their final 4 video games getting into Friday’s contest after sweeping Arkansas State final week in Cellular, 7-1, 13-2 and 9-7. USA dropped its midweek contest at Tulane, 11-7. The Jaguars are 18-6 this season at Stanky Area. USA is hitting .296 as a crew with 314 RBIs whereas the pitching workers has an ERA of 4.42.

South Alabama coach Mark Calvi is in his twelfth season as the pinnacle coach of the Jaguars and is in his thirteenth season total with the Jaguars. He has led USA to 4 SBC championships, three SBC event championships and 4 NCAA regional appearances, together with the 2022 SBC Event Championship and the NCAA Gainesville Regional. He beforehand served because the pitching coach at South Carolina, serving to the Gamecocks win the 2010 Nationwide Championship. Calvi is 20-6 towards ULM.

WARHAWKS SNAP SKID WITH 13-2 WIN OVER JACKSON STATE

Ryan Cupit’s two-RBI single within the backside of the eighth inning closed out ULM’s victory and ended the Warhawks’ eight-game shedding streak with a 13-2 win in run-rule style over Jackson State Wednesday evening at Warhawk Area.

Cupit’s hit capped a three-run eighth inning, the fourth time ULM (16-31-1 total) scored a number of runs in an inning on the evening.

9 totally different Warhawks had a minimum of one RBI on the evening as ULM racked up 12 hits and took benefit of 10 walks and two hit batters. ULM had 4 sacrifice flies and two RBIs on groundouts.

Grant Schulz and Landon Cato had three hits every, whereas Cupit, Austin Beech, Cato and Matthew Lee every had two RBIs.

Jack Engelmann (1-0) earned his first win as a Warhawk, throwing 2 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen, permitting only one hit with no strikeouts and two walks. Wyatt Blalock threw two scoreless innings for his first save, giving up successful with one strikeout. JSU starter Juan Marulanda (6-7) took the loss, permitting 4 runs on 5 hits with one strikeout and three walks over 3 2/3 innings.

SCHULZ GETTING HOT AT THE PLATE

After a little bit of a mid-season droop, ULM senior third baseman Grant Schulz is discovering his stroke on the plate down the stretch.

Schulz is on a career-high 11-game hitting streak getting into the weekend sequence at South Alabama and leads the Warhawks on the plate within the final 10 video games, hitting .385 (15-for-39) with three residence runs, one double, 10 RBIs, seven runs scored, six walks, three strikeouts and three stolen bases through the span.

Schulz had three hits with an RBI in Wednesday’s 13-2 win over Jackson State at Warhawk Area. Final weekend towards Texas State, he led the crew going 5-for-12 (.417) with three RBIs, one run scored and two walks. He hit a solo residence run and added a stroll at Northwestern State on Tuesday.

He’s slashing .298/.342/.414 on the season. He leads the crew in RBIs (34) and sacrifice flies (5). He’s second on the crew in hits (59), doubles (9), residence runs (4) and whole bases (82).

Schulz was chosen to Excellent Recreation’s Solar Belt Convention Preseason Staff at designated hitter.

Schulz led the Warhawks with a .333 batting common in 2021, which ranked fifth within the Solar Belt Convention. He had 10 doubles, two triples, 4 residence runs, 30 RBIs, 22 runs scored and 12 walks whereas taking part in in 42 video games with 35 begins on the season. Schulz was a giant a part of ULM’s late-season surge. Schulz hit a team-best .440 (33-for-75) from April 18 to Might 28 with eight doubles, two triples, three residence runs, 20 RBIs, 18 runs scored, 5 walks and two stolen bases. In that span, Schulz raised his batting common from .185 to guide the crew at .333. He hit safely in 9 of the final 10 video games with six multi-hit video games in that stretch.

MEECH FINDING HIS STROKE AT THE PLATE

Sophomore first baseman Michelle Artzberger is hitting .353 (12-for-34) with a double, six RBIs, 4 runs scored and 4 walks over the past 10 video games.

He has 5 multi-hit video games over his final eight contests, together with going 2-for-5 with two RBIs final Sunday vs. Texas State. He additionally had two hits with two RBIs on April 30 at Little Rock. He has 9 multi-hit video games on the season. He picked up an RBI double Tuesday at Northwestern State.

His batting common has jumped within the final 16 video games from .200 to .254.

HENRY PICKING UP THE PACE

Senior outfielder Hint Henry has damaged out on the plate over the past two weeks for ULM. During the last 10 video games for the Warhawks, Henry is hitting .333 (13-for-39) with one double, one triples, two RBIs, seven runs scored, eight walks and 6 stolen bases.

His batting common dipped to .231 on April 15 and has since rebounded to .269. He has 4 multi-hit video games over the past 11 contests, together with three hits with a triple, stroll, three runs scored and a stolen base on Might 3 at Louisiana Tech.

He had a seven-game hitting streak snapped final Saturday vs. Texas State however has reached base safely in a team-best 14 consecutive video games relationship again to April 16 at UL Lafayette.

HOLT LEADS THE WAY

Senior leadoff hitter Mason Holt leads ULM with a .313 batting common, .595 slugging proportion, 61 hits, 41 runs scored, 13 doubles, three triples, 12 residence runs and 116 whole bases. He’s second on the crew with 32 RBIs, 11 stolen bases and 27 walks. He joins fellow senior Grant Schulz as the one two gamers to start out all 48 video games in 2022. He’s third within the SBC in whole bases, fifth in residence runs, sixth in triples and eighth in hits.

The Coppell, Texas, native is slashing .313/.412/.595 on the plate, which all rank within the high three on the crew. He has hit safely in 13 of the final 15 video games and has reached base safely within the final 26 of the final 27 video games after having a career-high reached base streak of 23 video games snapped on Might 7 vs. Texas State.

Inside SBC play, Holt is slashing .327/.426/.653 with seven doubles, two triples, seven homers, 16 RBIs, 20 runs scored and 15 walks. He’s the one Warhawk hitting over .300 in SBC play.

He had a four-RBI recreation towards Stephen F. Austin on March 23, going 2-for-4 with a double and grand slam, all within the first inning. He had a career-high 4 hits March 27 vs. Georgia State, going 4-for-5 with a double, residence run, RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base. He belted a pair of residence runs on March 29 at No. 11 LSU, driving in three of ULM’s 4 runs. He has hit leadoff residence runs within the first inning in consecutive video games towards Georgia State and LSU. He had three hits with a double and a house run at UT Arlington on April 2. He had two hits, together with a 3-run residence run, vs. Troy on April 9. He hit the go-ahead 2-run homer April 12 at Jackson State. He clubbed his Tenth homer of the season with two hits and two runs scored vs. App State on April 24. He had a 2-RBI triple and a 2-run residence run with a stroll and two runs scored at Little Rock on April 30. He picked up two hits with an RBI, run scored and a stolen base at Louisiana Tech on Might 3. He hit his twelfth residence run of the season on Might 8 vs. Texas State.

DEAVILLE PROVIDES OFFENSIVE BOOST

Senior Colby Deaville entered the beginning lineup on Saturday, March 5, towards New Orleans and offered a direct enhance to the ULM offense. Deaville, who began 31 video games at shortstop in 2021, is slashing .311/.413/.437, all rating inside the highest three on the crew.

He has 13 multi-hit video games after posting simply 5 such video games within the earlier two seasons mixed. He had profession highs with 4 hits and three RBIs to go along with two doubles, two runs scored, a stroll and a steal on March 5 vs. UNO. He added two hits within the sequence finale vs. the Privateers on March 6. On March 9 vs. Northwestern State, he tacked on two hits with a double, RBI and run scored. On March 12 at Nicholls, he had two hits, together with a house run, with an RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases. He had three hits, together with a solo residence run, with a stroll and a stolen base at Coastal Carolina on March 19. He had two hits with an RBI single on March 25 vs. Georgia State earlier than including a solo residence run on March 27. He tallied two hits with a double, was hit by a pitch and scored three runs at SFA on April 4. He was the one Warhawk to hit safely in all three video games within the weekend sequence vs. Troy, amassing two hits in every of the final two video games, going 5-for-16 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored vs. the Trojans from April 8-10. He tallied two hits in every of the ultimate two video games of the sequence vs. App State on April 23-24, together with an RBI with a run scored within the sequence finale. He had three hits for the third time this season and scored three runs with a stroll and two stolen bases at Little Rock on April 30. He walked 3 times at Little Rock on Might 1. He collected two hits, together with a double, and scored twice at Northwestern State on Might 11. He was 1-for-1 on the plate towards Jackson State on Might 11 whereas including three walks, a sacrifice fly, RBI and a run.

RYAN CUPIT DOING RYAN CUPIT THINGS

After spending two seasons as one of many first gamers off the bench for ULM, senior Ryan Cupit has taken over because the beginning left fielder for the Warhawks.

The West Monroe, Louisiana, native ranks thirty fifth nationally whereas main ULM and the Solar Belt Convention with a .490 on-base proportion. He additionally ranks fifth nationally and leads ULM and the SBC in base on balls (49), whereas rating fourth nationally and main the SBC in base on balls per recreation (1.04). His 49 walks are 14 greater than the subsequent closest participant within the SBC (Justin Thompson, Texas State, 35). His 49 walks are the second most in a single season in program historical past. His stroll on Wednesday evening vs. Jackson State moved him previous Todd Self, who walked 48 occasions within the 2000 season. Terry Mathews drew 57 walks in 1987 and is the single-season program chief. Cupit has 11 walks over the past eight contests.

He had a streak of 9 consecutive video games with a minimum of one stroll drawn snapped on April 4 at SFA, when he went 3-for-6 with a double, RBI and a run scored. He had a season-high 4 walks vs. New Orleans on March 5. 

He’s hitting .311 on the plate (47-for-151), which ranks second on the crew, with seven doubles, three triples, 15 RBIs, 35 runs scored, 4 stolen bases and has been hit by a pitch 4 occasions. He has struck out 42 occasions.

Towards Jackson State on Wednesday evening, he was 2-for-5 on the plate together with his second two-RBI recreation of the season, driving in each runs on a base hit within the eighth inning to invoke the run-rule. He additionally added a stroll and a stolen base.

Within the sequence towards No. 15 Texas State, he went 2-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and a run scored on Might 6 earlier than going 1-for-4 with a stroll on Might 8.

At Louisiana Tech, he hit an RBI double within the first inning and added an RBI floor within the fourth inning for his first multi-RBI recreation of the season and second 2-RBI recreation of his profession (at App State, 2021).

Within the sequence at Little Rock, he walked 5 occasions, together with going 1-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored on Might 1. He had his second 11-game reached base streak of the season snapped within the sequence opener on April 29.

On April 20 towards McNeese, Cupit had three hits, together with a double, with a stroll as he reached safely in every of his first 4 journeys to the plate. He had three hits with two RBIs and a stroll within the weekend sequence vs. App State.

Within the sequence at UL Lafayette, he had two hits with a stroll on April 16; two hits, together with a key RBI, with two walks on April 15; and was 1-for-4 on April 14.

He had a 3-for-5 day on the plate on March 20 at Coastal Carolina with a stroll, was hit by a pitch and scored a profession excessive 5 runs. 

Cupit has appeared in 47 of 48 video games with 43 begins and has reached base safely in 42 video games. 

ORTON SLAMS THE DOOR

Redshirt sophomore right-hander Carson Orton earned his sixth save of the season on April 26 at McNeese, pitching a scoreless ninth inning, permitting successful with two strikeouts. It marked the fifteenth save of his profession, transferring him into third place on the profession saves record at ULM, passing Bobby Carro with 14 saves from 2001-02. He trails Anthony Herrera’s 23 saves from 2015-17 and Mark Wisniewski’s 20 saves from 1982-85.

His 9 saves final season ranks third in a single season in ULM historical past, tied with Carro’s 2001 season. With another save, Orton will develop into the second pitcher with two seasons rating contained in the High 10 in saves in program historical past, becoming a member of Herrera.

The Oklahoma Metropolis, Oklahoma, native is 1-1 with six saves in 2022 with a 3.41 ERA over 29 innings, unfold throughout 20 appearances. He has allowed 15 runs, 11 earned, on 34 hits with 26 strikeouts to 14 walks.

BARLOW, CRESSEND SET FOR ANOTHER WEEKEND START

ULM head coach Michael Federico has introduced his beginning pitching rotation for the weekend sequence at South Alabama. Redshirt sophomore left-hander Cam Barlow will make his thirteenth series-opening begin of the season whereas true sophomore right-hander Cole Cressend will begin within the second recreation for the ninth-consecutive sequence. The starter for Sunday’s sequence finale will likely be introduced following the conclusion of Saturday’s recreation.

Barlow is slated for his thirteenth series-opening begin of the season. The Halls, Tennessee, native is 2-5 this season with a 4.69 ERA over 63 1/3 innings, permitting 38 runs, 33 earned, on 63 hits with 53 strikeouts and 23 walks. On Might 6 vs. No. 15 Texas State, Barlow grinded threw 5 innings on 104 pitches, permitting two runs on three hits with six strikeouts and three walks, taking a no-decision. On April 29 at Little Rock, he allowed two runs on six hits with three strikeouts and one stroll over 5 1/3 innings. On April 22 vs. App State, he allowed two runs on six hits with one stroll and 5 strikeouts, struggling a tough-luck loss after throwing 5 2/3 innings in a 5-1 Warhawk loss. He pitched a career-high 7 1/3 innings and 100 pitches on April 8 vs. Troy, permitting six runs, 4 earned, on 9 hits with 4 strikeouts and one stroll. He took a no-decision within the March 25 5-3 win in 11 innings over Georgia State, pitching six innings whereas permitting three runs on 4 hits with three walks and 5 strikeouts. He earned back-to-back wins, throwing 5 2/3 innings March 18 at Coastal Carolina, permitting an unearned run on one hit with two strikeouts and a career-high six walks, however he induced three double play balls behind him to assist get out of hassle. He gave up three runs in 5 innings for the win at Nicholls on March 11.

Cressend will make his ninth consecutive begin within the second recreation of the weekend sequence. The Mandeville, Louisiana, native is 3-5 with an 7.59 ERA over 51 innings, permitting 47 runs, 43 earned, on 57 hits with 35 strikeouts and 20 walks. On Might 7 vs. No. 15 Texas State, he turned in his greatest begin of the season, firing a career-high seven innings and 107 pitches, permitting three runs on 5 hits with a career-best eight strikeouts and two walks, however suffered a tough-luck loss. Towards the Ragin’ Cajuns on April 15, he threw six innings, permitting 5 runs, 4 earned, on seven hits with three strikeouts and one stroll. He struggled on April 9 vs. Troy, permitting six runs, 5 earned, on 4 hits with two strikeouts and three walks in 3 1/3 innings. He picked up his second consecutive win on April 2 at UT Arlington, throwing 5 innings, permitting two runs on 5 hits with 5 strikeouts and two walks in a 5-2 win at UT Arlington. He earned the win on March 26 in a 5-2 victory towards Georgia State, throwing a career-high six innings, permitting two runs, one earned, on three hits with three strikeouts and one stroll. In his first profession weekend begin on March 19 at Coastal, he suffered the loss after working 4 2/3 innings, permitting six runs on six hits with one strikeout and two walks. He allowed three runs within the first 4 innings earlier than giving up three extra runs within the fifth inning after he exited the sport.

WE’RE GOING STREAKING

ULM enters Friday’s recreation at South Alabama with one hitting streak of five-or-more video games and three reached base streaks of five-or-more video games.

Senior Grant Schulz prolonged his career-high hitting streak to 11 video games with a pair of hits on Wednesday vs. Jackson State. Over the weekend sequence towards Texas State, he was 5-for-12 on the plate.

Senior Hint Henry had a season-high seven-game hitting streak finish on Saturday, however he reached base safely on a stroll and has reached base safely in a team-best 14 consecutive video games. Sophomore Michelle Artzberger has reached base safely in 5 straight video games.

WARHAWK WALK-OFF

ULM has picked up three walk-off wins this season.

ULM posted its first walk-off by run-rule of the season on Might 11 vs. Jackson State. Ryan Cupit hit a 2-RBI single up the center to place the Warhawks forward 13-2 within the eighth inning, ending the competition. 

The Warhawks picked up their second walk-off of the yr on April 20. Within the Tenth inning, sophomore Chase DeJean hit a sacrifice fly to deep left heart, scoring senior Hint Henry to defeat McNeese, 4-3.

ULM junior Travis Washburn introduced an finish to the March 25 5-3 ULM win over Georgia State, hitting a 2-run walk-off residence run to proper discipline within the backside of the eleventh inning. It was his third residence run of the season and capped a two-hit, three-RBI evening for the junior.

LOCAL CONNECTIONS

The 2022 ULM roster options seven gamers from inside Ouachita Parish. The Warhawks have 4 gamers who attended West Monroe Excessive College (senior Ryan Cupit, sophomore Chase DeJean and Carson Jones and freshman Lane Little), two from Sterlington Excessive College (redshirt freshman Adam Tubbs and true freshman William Perkins) and one from Ouachita Parish Excessive College (true freshman Zach Shaw). Total, the Warhawks have 17 gamers hailing from the state of Louisiana.

O CANADA!

The 2021 ULM baseball roster options two gamers from Canada: pitcher Tylor Jans (Edmonton, Alberta) and pitcher Lucas Wepf (Brampton, Ontario). 

 

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