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Nicholls baseball found success in a weekend series

May 9, 2018

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Nicholls baseball found success in a weekend series

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The Nicholls State University baseball team earned a victory in their weekend series over Southland Conference (SLC) opponent Stephen F. Austin University.

The Colonels fell 4-1 in the series opener last Friday, with senior right-handed pitcher Cayden Hatcher completing his second straight complete game.

In the second game, the Colonels snapped back and won in a high-scoring game, with a result of 22-10 over the Lumberjacks. The result marked the highest total of the season.

Kyle Knuath, Chet Niehaus, Lee Clark and Dillon Belle each added a homerun to the scoreboard for the Colonels.

The Lumberjacks answered in the seventh when they tied the game up at 9-9, but the Colonels tacked on an impressive 12 runs in the eighth, which included a grand slam by Niehaus and Clark’s homer, to seal the deal over SFA.

Freshman pitcher Brandon Andrews earned his first career win on the mound. He tossed three scoreless innings and allowed one hit.

In game three, Nicholls rose above SFA in a back-and- forth match that allowed the team to win its second consecutive series over an SLC opponent, with a score of 13-9.

Clark had another successful showing at bat, tallying two hits and three RBI’s, along with teammate Joey Morales.

SFA tied things up in the sixth, but just like in the second game of the series, the Colonels answered in the seventh with five more runs to seal the deal and win the series.

Nicholls is scheduled to play this Wednesday, May 9 at Ben Meyer Diamond at Ray E. Didier field, where they will face Southern University at 6 p.m.

This weekend, they are slated to face SLC opponent, the University of New Orleans, on the road.

Following this weekend, the Colonels will be set to play their final SLC competition in the University of Central Arkansas at home, which will conclude the regular season.

The Colonels have bumped their overall record to 22-17, with their SLC record sitting at 11-13. They maintain their spot at eighth in the SLC.

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