Warhawks use big first inning to defeat Tigers

Sports

Contributed by: Grambling Athletic Communications

MONROE, La. | The Grambling State University baseball team jumped out to an early lead, but it was short lived as Louisiana-Monore used a seven-run first inning to pick up a 16-2 victory on Tuesday night at Warhawk Field.
 
Grambling State (22-20) struck first in the opening inning as Ace Felder led off the game with a base hit up the middle and Marshawn Taylor followed with a single to center to move Felder to third. Richard Ortiz bounced into a double play as Felder scored to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.
 
Louisiana-Monroe (19-25) answered and used a seven-run inning, highlighted by back-to-back homers by Chad Bell and Brendan Jordan, to grab a 7-1 advantage.
 
The Warhawks, who avenged a loss to the Tigers two weeks ago, added to the lead with a solo homer by Peyton Lacoste to push the margin to 8-1 in the second.
 
Grambling State battled back in the top of the third with two outs as Felder singled and advanced to second on a passed ball.  Taylor followed with a base hit to center as Felder came around to score, cutting the gap to 8-2.
 
The Warhawks quickly answered with a five-run third and extended the lead to 13-2.
 
Louisiana-Monroe put the game away in the sixth with a three-run sixth to push the margin to 16-2.

Grambling State returns to action for a big Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) series in Houston, Texas this weekend to take on Texas Southern.
 
The two teams met earlier this season, with Grambling State taking two-of-three from Texas Southern.
 
Texas Southern currently holds a three-game in the SWAC West standings. Should Grambling State sweep TSU, GSU would win the SWAC West Division championship.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

HURRICANE LAURA: CLICK HERE TO DONATE

More Check This Out
Loving Living Local 600x600

Don't Miss