McNeese State head baseball coach Terry Burrows. (American Press)
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 12:35 PM
MONROE — McNeese State made a three-run advantage stand up in beating Louisiana-Monroe 3-2 Tuesday at Warhawk Field and extended its winning streak to four games.
It was the final nonconference game for the Cowboys (23-26), who open their final Southland Conference series Thursday at Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond.
Renny Weber’s single drove in the winning run in a two-run sixth inning.
The Cowboys’ Seth Granger led all hitters with a 3-for-4 outing, adding an RBI and a run scored. Granger extended his hitting streak to 10 games.
Trey McGee (3-2) got the win in 52⁄3 innings. He pitched out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the bottom of fourth. Tyler Parke, the last of five Cowboys pitchers, got the save by pitching a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts.
Brent Gay (0-1) threw eight innings in relief of Alex Hermelling, walking five and striking out three.
McNeese took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning when Granger laced a two-out single to left field, plating Tyler Klouser from second base.
After the Cowboys scored twice in the top of the sixth inning, the Warhawks loaded the bases again in the bottom half of the inning. McGee walked in a run to make it 3-1.
Justin Stawychny drilled the first pitch he saw from Ryan Sampere over the left-field wall in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull the Warhawks (25-27) within 3-2.