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Nicholls Baseball: Colonels lose in extra innings after hot start

Photo by: Timmy Seiler
Nicholls’ Devin Desandro (#12) sets to pitch against Lamar (5/11).

Nicholls dropped the second game of its weekend series to Lamar 9-7 in extra-innings..

The Colonels got out to a 6-1 lead in the first inning but were outscored 8-1 in the final nine innings as Lamar came back to win.

Nicholls’ head coach Mike Silva said the team let Lamar back in the game after going scoreless in the last six innings.

“We were upset. We scored seven in the first three innings and didn’t score again for the next seven innings into the 10th,” Silva said. “When you do that against a good team, you give them a chance to get back into the game and they did a really good job of doing that.

Nicholls began the game with a scoring outburst, driving in six runs in the first inning. Shortstop Parker Coddou kicked the scoring off on the Colonels’ first at-bat, hitting a solo home run on a 2-2 count.

Designated hitter Eric Ordonez drove in the Colonel’s third and fourth runs with a single to center field. Ordonez was the final runner to cross the plate in the inning on a sacrifice fly.

The Colonels let up a pair of Cardinal RBI doubles as Lamar cut the Colonel lead to three points in the third inning.

Ordonez scored his second run on a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning, increasing the Colonel’s lead to four.

Devin Desandro relieved Jack Nelson in the fourth after Nelson walked one batter and hit another. Nelson picked up a fourth earned run after Lamar’s Kanin Dodge knocked an RBI single off of Desandro.

A Lamar single in the eighth inning following a Colonel fielding error gave the Cardinals two runners with no outs.

Desandro struck out the next batter, but could not avoid the damage as a Cardinal home run drove in the three runners, tying the game at 7-7.

Nicholls loaded bases in the eighth and ninth innings but went scoreless in both.

Silva said a lack of timely hits prevented the Colonels from capitalizing on t having runners in position.

“It’s not how many hits you get, it’s when you get them. When it’s a pressure-packed situation guys tend to get caught up in the moment,” Silva said. “It’s something that at times this year we’ve struggled with. They’ve got to make the moment smaller and control and execute in their at bat.”

Lamar capitalized on the Colonel’s misfortune and scored two on a 10th-inning Jack Schell home run, his only hit of the game.


Next Up

The Colonels close out the series against Lamar on Sunday.

First pitch is scheduled for Noon.

The game is streaming on ESPN+.

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