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ULM Continues to Roll with 19-13 Victory at New Orleans
Courtesy: ulmwarhawks.com
Release: March 15, 2008
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Courtesy: ulmwarhawks.com

NEW ORLEANS, La.—For the second straight game ULM lit up New Orleans pitching pushing 19 runs across the plate on 18 hits downing the Privateers 19-13 Saturday afternoon in Sun Belt Conference action to win their fifth straight game.

ULM (11-4, 4-1 Sun Belt) has scored 30 runs and pounded out 35 hits through the first two games of the series and have the best road record in the nation opening the season a perfect 6-0 away from Warhawk Field.

ULM continued to pound the ball out of the park hitting five home runs on Saturday giving them 24 on the season through 15 games.

The Warhawks jumped out to a 12-4 lead with an eight-spot in the top of the second and a pair of runs in both the first and third innings.

ULM scored a run in eight-of-nine innings on the game.

Kyle Suire continues to terrorize opposing pitching hitting a pair of home runs going 4-for-5 from the plate with six RBIs and five runs scored. The senior second baseman now has six home runs and 21 RBIs on the season.

It is the second straight game that a ULM player has hit two home runs after Matt Collins hit a grand slam and a solo shot in the series opener against New Orleans yesterday.

All nine offensive starters for the Warhawks recorded at hit and scored a run.

Nick Wade set the tone for the top of the second leading off the inning with a home run to left. Suire picked up RBIs two and three of the game with a double to left center scoring Jon Prevost and Ben Soignier.

New Orleans (8-6, 1-3) pulled within three, 14-11, after four runs in the fifth inning, but ULM responded with an RBI single by Wade in the seventh and Suire’s second home run – a two-run blast – in the eighth.

Wade finished the game with a pair of hits and three RBIs -- he now has eight RBIs and seven hits over the last four games.

Seven ULM players recorded multiple hits and four had multiple RBIs.

Matt Laird got in the mix with a two-run homer down the right field line in the top of the ninth.

D.J. Fortenberry (2-0) picked up his second win of the season out of the bullpen tossing 2 2/3 innings allowing a pair of runs on four hits. Soignier moved over from his normal role as the shortstop to close out the final two innings.

Stephen Whalen (1-2) lasted just 1 1/3 innings on the mound for the Privateers allowing seven runs on seven hits.

The clubs wrap up the three-game series Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.