Warhawks Escape Demons Late, 10th Straight Loss for NSU - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Warhawks Escape Demons Late, 10th Straight Loss for NSU

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NATCHITOCHES – Chris Dudley scored the winning run on a wild pitch from Cameron Brewer in the top of the ninth inning to give the University of Louisiana-Monroe a 5-4 victory over the Northwestern State baseball team Tuesday night in non-conference action.

 

Dudley singled up the middle to open the ninth inning for the Warhawks (10-15) and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Brandon Alexander. The go-ahead run advanced to third base on a wild pitch, Brewer walked Ryan Bergeron, and then threw another wild pitch to score Dudley.

 

Walks were a problem for the Demons (9-18), who lost their 10th game in a row Tuesday night. The NSU pitching staff gave out five free passes, and two of those turned into runs.

 

"The key to the loss was something we've been talking about all year," said pitching coach Chris Curry. "We need to limit mistakes, walks and errors."

Head coach Lane Burroughs had to leave the game due to an illness.

 

ULM scored first in the third inning, and added another run in the fifth before NSU charged in the fifth to grab a 3-2 lead. The Warhawks regained the lead in the seventh inning with two runs, and NSU tied it up in their half of the frame.

 

Ashton Sivigliano started the game and pitched five innings and gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits, four walks, and four strikeouts. Cameron Brewer (0-2) took the loss on one inning, and gave up one run on one hit and a walk.

 

The Demons went through five pitchers, including Logan Shaftner, A.J. Funk, Steven Spann who all combined for three innings of work, four hits and two runs.

 

"We had five walks, which is two more than we shoot for in every game," said Curry. "Our guys competed and our guys played hard, but pitching and defense wins championships. The walks and the errors are what got us beat."

 

Tyler Bray (2-1) got the win for ULM on 1.2 innings pitched with three walks and two strikeouts. Chirsto Jones (1) took the save in the ninth inning with one strikeout.

 

Trey Stezer started the game for the Warhawks and worked four innings and gave up five hits, and one strikeout. ULM went through six pitchers.

 

Todd Wallace was three-of-five from the plate, and Cort Brinson had two hits in three at-bats. Brinson scored two runs.

 

Regan Kaufman got his first start on Tuesday and was one-for-three.

 

The Demons will return to action on the road for a Thursday, Friday, Saturday series at McNeese State for their second conference series. The first game will be Thursday at 6:30 .

ULM 5, Northwestern State 4 (Mar 26, 2013 at Natchitoches, La)

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ULM.................001 010 201 - 5 9 1 (10-15) Northwestern State.. 000 030 100 - 4 10 1 (9-18)

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Pitchers: ULM - Setzer, Trey; Taylor, Carey(5); Simoneaux, Chet(7); Miller, Chad(7); Bray, Tyler(7); Jones, Christo(9) and Stawychny, Justin; Todd, Dalton; Fiasco, Logan.

Northwestern State - Sivigliano, Ashton; Shaftner, Logan(6); Funk,A.J.(7); Spann, Steven(8); Brewer, Cameron(9) and Wallace,Todd.

Win-Bray, Tyler(2-1) Save-Jones, Christo(1) Loss-Brewer, Cameron(0-2) T-3:33 A-378

Weather: Fair, 54, NW 10 mph

Shaftner, L. faced 2 batters in the 7th.

Miller, C. faced 1 batter in the 7th.

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