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Nicholls run-rules both games in doubleheader

Photo by: Brad Weimer Photography
Second basemen Edgar Alvarez taking a practice swing at the plate against Tulane on 3/5/24

The Nicholls State University baseball team swept through a Saturday doubleheader against Grambling State University on March 9.

Storms prompted a cancellation of Friday’s game, resulting in the doubleheader.

Nicholls took both games by run rule, winning game one 13-2 in eight innings and game two 24-12 in seven innings.

In game one, Nicholls took a 4-0 lead in the second inning and never gave up the lead.

Grambling scored two runs in the third inning, but that’s all they scored in game one.

Nicholls scored six unanswered runs coming into the eighth inning, and that’s where Edgar Alvarez would walk off the game with a three-run home run. 

In game one, Alvarez went 3-4 with two hits and six RBIs.

In game two, Grambling took a quick 4-0 lead in the first inning, and by the end of the third inning, it was a 6-2 lead.

In the fourth inning, Grambling scored one run before Nicholls scored seven runs, making the score 11-7.

Nicholls went to work in the fifth inning, scoring 12 runs on six hits. By the end of the inning, Nicholls had extended the lead to 22-7.

Nicholls scored two more runs in the sixth inning, stretching the lead to 24-7.

Grambling closed the game with five runs in the top of the seventh before getting three outs.

Pitching woes occurred in game two, and Nicholls Head Coach Mike Silva was unhappy about it.

“I didn’t think we threw the ball well at all,” Silva said. “We built our team on pitching and defense, thinking that would be our strength, and I know these guys are capable of more.”

However, Silva did find the positive for both games in the offense, which scored a combined 37 runs.

“I thought our offense was really good in both games,” Silva said. “We caught the ball in game one and smothered [Grambling] in game two with our offense.”

The series wraps up tomorrow, March 10, with game three, where Nicholls is looking for the series sweep.

The first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Ray E. Didier Field.

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