Cajuns Top Warhawks To Sweep Series
omore Hogan Harris pitched 6.2 innings of no-hit ball as the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns defeated the ULM Warhawks 6-3 to sweep the three game series, ending the regular season.
The win is the 22nd consecutive in the series for the Cajuns (35-20-1, 19-10-1 Sun Belt), who will be the #4 seed in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. ULM, who fired Coach Bruce Peddie Saturday morning, finishes the season at 12-43, 6-24 in the league. ULM finishes the season with 13 straight losses.
Harris (5-2), dominated in his performance, not allowing a base runner until hitting Tyler Cox with a pitch with two out in the fifth. He walked Anthony Herrera to lead off the seventh, but then retired Turner Francis on a ground ball and Spencer Hemphill on a grounder before Chad Bell lined a sharp single to right, ruining both the no-hitter and the shutout before reliever Nick Lee retired Cade Harper to end the inning.
Louisiana got on the board in the third inning against ULM starter Chad Beal (3-8) when Handsome Monica led off with his second homer of the series. Beal then walked the bases loaded with Brenn Conrad scoring the second run of the inning on a wild pitch. The Cajuns got two more in the fourth on an RBI double by Zach Lafleur and a groundout by Conrad and increased the lead to 5-0 on Logan Stoelke's RBI single.
ULM got a pair of runs in the eighth before Jevin Huval came in and recorded his first save of the season with a pair of strikeouts.
The Cajuns will meet the host school, #5 Georgia Southern in their first game of the SBC Tournament. Game is scheduled for 6:30 CDT.