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Softball rolls past Northwestern State

April 23, 2018

The Nicholls State University softball team extended its winning streak to five games as they swept the Northwestern State University Demons this past weekend at Swanner Field.

On Friday, Nicholls led 2-0 in the first game, but Northwestern State took a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning with Demons freshman second baseman Cayla Jones hitting a three-run home run.

The Colonels added two runs in the sixth inning to hang on and win 4-3.

On Saturday, Nicholls won its next two games in a more convincing fashion by beating Northwestern State 8-0 and 1-0.

The Colonels compiled 13 hits in their 8-0 victory over the Demons, and redshirt senior catcher Moriah Strother hit a two-run homerun in the second inning.

This season, Nicholls has a (15-2) home record.

Even with the home field dominance and first place position in the Southland Conference, the Colonels (32-13, 15-6 SLC) sit in a three-way tie with the McNeese State University Cowboys (33-16, 15-6 SLC) and the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjacks (27-17, 15-6 SLC).

With just six games remaining in the regular season, Nicholls controls its own destiny.

They are scheduled to travel to Texas this weekend to face the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi University Islanders (12-33- 1, 3-18 SLC).

The games are set for Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at noon and 2 p.m.

Then, the red and gray will return home for their regular season finale against the Lamar University Cardinals (24-24, 9-12 SLC) May 4-5.

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