March 08, 2019

Nicholls Wins Sunday, Takes 2 of 3

Sunday:  On the strength of two three-run innings, Nicholls took a big lead and coasted to victory on Sunday against UNO, 9-1.  The Privateers scored just six runs in the three-game series.

Saturday:  After again rallying from a 2-0 deficit to tie the score at 2 in the seventh inning, UNO fell behind again when Nicholls' Brady Bell hit a sacrifice fly off UNO reliever John Barr in the bottom of the eighth to provide Nicholls' winning 3-2 margin.

Friday:  In the Southland Conference opener, New Orleans (9-3, 1-0) was no-hit for 8 1/3 innings before mounting a three-run rally in Thibodaux to top Nicholls, 3-2.

The Colonels' Trever Kilcrease was two outs away from a no-hitter when the Privateers' Colin Morrill hit an RBI single to score Salo Iza (who had walked).  Then, after a Pearce Howard ground rule double, an intentional walk, and a groundout, Tresten Kennard's clutch two-out single plated two runs and put the Privateers ahead.  Reeves Martin closed out the ninth in relief, striking out the side to nail down the win.