Peddie Hopes Hot Bats are Here to Stay

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Having to stay away from Warhawk Field for the past two weeks due to inclement weather, Bruce Peddie’s ULM baseball team was back inside their home confines this past weekend.

More importantly, the Warhawks got back to winning, taking the series over Appalachian State to secure their first two wins in the Sun Belt Conference.

“Winning that series and actually getting to a play a home series at home was critical for us,” said Peddie. “We’re at that point, the halfway point, where we got to continue to get better each and every day.”

Hitting has not been the Warhawks strong suit thus far in the season.

They rank in the bottom third of the Sun Belt with a team batting average of .242 with just 132 runs scored. But the bats awoke from their slumber against the Mountaineers with 33 hits, leading to 20 runs on the weekend.

“We all needed to get up there and have one good weekend where we came out swinging the bats,” said Cade Stone who leads the team with a .292 average.

“All it takes is one good at bat, one good weekend to turn it around.”

Stone and the rest of the Warhawks hope that is the case this weekend as they head to Mobile for a three game set with South Alabama, who sits at the top of the conference with a 9-0 record.

“Nobody has gone undefeated (through a whole season), so why not take the approach that we’re going to give them their first loss,” said Peddie of the Jaguars. “We know what we’re up against.”

Before taking on the Jaguars, the Warhawks will begin a five game in six day stretch tomorrow at Northwestern State, before welcoming the Demons to Warhawk Field on Wednesday.

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