Coleman, softball team wins series against Warhawks with a walk-off

Kaitlin Sells

The Eagles were able to add two wins and another series win by beating the ULM Warhawks to improve their record to 21-10.

Game 1- ULM 9, GS 11

The Eagles were able to overcome a three-run deficit ULM put up early in the first inning, answering with a seven-run inning in the bottom of the first.

Key plays in the first inning for the Eagles mainly consisted of two back-to-back home runs from Logan Harrell and Allyssah Mullis. The Eagles were then able to turn around in the second inning and add another run to their lead off of RBI single from Macy Coleman.

With a third-inning grand slam from the Warhawks, ULM was able to put themselves behind the Eagles by only one run. The Eagles were able to answer with another run in the bottom of the fifth putting them up 9-7, but ULM refused to give up as they put up two more runs in the top of the sixth and tied up the game.

The bottom of the sixth broke the tie game with Mullis’s RBI single, followed by Makhi Freeman’s RBI double to put the Eagles up 11-9 and cap the scoring for the game. Pitcher Kaylee Ramos was able to close the game in the top of the seventh and seal the first win of the series for GS.

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Game 2- ULM 6, GS 7

The Warhawks started game two off with a big second inning, notching three runs over the Eagles because of a bases-loaded walk, a bases-loaded hit by pitch, and an RBI single.

GS was quick to answer in the bottom of the third, gaining the lead and adding five runs to the score. Logan Harrell started the scoring frenzy with an RBI double, followed by a two-run double from Mullis and a two-run home run by Hannah Farrell, her eighth of the year.

The next inning was a no-run inning for both teams, but the Warhawks came back in the top of the fifth with three runs putting them back in the lead.

The Eagles struggled, having a no-run inning as it seemed that the Eagles would have to take the loss, but Coleman’s hit up the center in the bottom of the seventh made it possible for two runners to reach home plate and the Eagles to seal the win in walk-off fashion.

Game 3- ULM 7, GS 5

Eagles looked to have a weekend sweep going into Sunday’s game, but ULM brought their game as this match quickly turned into a battle of the pitchers.

GS was first to score in the bottom of the first off of solo home run from Shelby Wilson, followed by another home run in the bottom of the second from Macy Coleman.

The Warhawks were also able to get on the board in the top of the second off an RBI single and then tie the game up in the fourth off a double steal.

The game stayed deadlocked for two innings, until ULM collected three runs off a single and a two-run single to make the score 5-2. The Eagles were unable to answer in the sixth, and the Warhawks were able to add two more runs to their lead in the top of the seventh.

The Eagles were not completely finished though, and in the seventh they were able to plate three more runs. With two outs left and runners on the corner ULM sealed the game and their win on a fielder’s choice.

The weekend was overall successful for the Eagles who notched another series conference win.

What’s Next?

The Eagles will be travelling to Texas to take on Texas State the weekend of March 30. Games one and two will take place Friday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., while game three will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, [email protected]