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Nicholls ends weekend strong after losing three

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Alexa Poche’ (center) charges for the ball

Nicholls softball lost three of its first four games in the Houston Classic, but ended the weekend with an 11-2 run-rule victory over the University of Massachusetts on Sunday.

Game 1: Houston

Nicholls opened its weekend with 1-5 a loss to host school Houston.

Nicholls scored the first run of the game on a wild pitch in the fourth inning, taking a 1-0 lead going into the bottom half of the inning.

The bottom of the fourth saw Houston take advantage of two early walks as the Cougars scored four runs.

Houston scored the final run of the game in the sixth and handed Nicholls its third loss of the season.

Game 2: UTSA

Nicholls responded in game two with a 7-0 win over former Southland Conference member the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Molly Yoo pitched the entire game for Nicholls, giving up only 4 hits in her seven inning outing.

Nicholls’ Reagan Heflin led the game with 3 RBI and hit a two-run home run in the first inning.

Brynne Songy also homered for Nicholls in the fourth inning.

Game 3: Massachusetts

Nicholls faced Massachusetts in game three of the weekend.

It was a defensive battle with the first run coming in the fourth inning for Nicholls.

Massachusetts scored its first run in the seventh inning and walked it off with a solo homerun.

Game 4: Houston

Nicholls faced Houston in a rematch in game four of the weekend.

Claire Sisco kicked off the scoring with a two-run home run in the 2nd inning.

Houston responded with runs in the second and third innings to tie the game at 2-2.

Nicholls scored its third run in the fourth inning on a sac fly that drove in pinch runner Abby Andersen.

However, a big fourth inning saw Houston take a 9-3 lead.

Houston scored two runs in the fifth to extend its lead to 11-3, which ended the game with a mercy rule.

Game 5: Massachusetts

Massachusetts opened game five with a first inning run, taking a 1-0 lead.

Nicholls answered back in a big way with 10 unanswered runs in the next two innings.

Massachusetts scored a second run in the third inning, but the deficit proved too difficult to overcome as Nicholls went on to win 11-2 with a mercy rule of its own.

Up Next

Nicholls is back in action on Wednesday with a double header against Alcorn State University at home.

The first game is set to start at 2 p.m. with the second to follow.

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