Anderberg, Kilcrease power Colonels to UTM shutout

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THIBODAUX, La. — Fueled by season second-best 12 hits en route to a major offensive surge, the Nicholls State University baseball program (13-12, 8-4 SLC) utilized a slew of ace pitching performances to clinch the team’s first shutout of the season in game two of the Easter weekend series against UT Martin (9-13, 3-3 OVC), outpacing the Skyhawks by a solid 7-0 mark Friday evening at Ben Meyer Diamond at Ray E. Didier Field.

On the mound, senior Trever Kilcrease (2-2) posted his top outing of the 2021 campaign thus far, setting down a season-high nine batters on strikes across 7.0 frames of work while surrendering just five hits for no runs. Sophomores Tyler Theriot and Josh Mancuso — the latter made his debut with the Colonels tonight — each picked up an inning on the rubber out of the bullpen, striking out a pair apiece while allowing no hits as the Red & Gray cruised to the seven-run victory along with the 2-0 series advantage.

— With the win, the Colonels improve to above .500 (13-12) for the first time this season; meanwhile, UT Martin falls to a 9-13 overall record.
— Offensively, senior Greg Anderberg continued his already-stellar weekend as the transfer racked up a season-best four RBIs on two hits while logging one run scored for the Colonels. Meanwhile, fellow transfer Wes Toups found his footing at the plate as well, grinding out his third three-hit showing of the year for a pair of RBIs along with two runs scored.

With two games down and the series officially clinched by the Red & Gray, the Colonels head into the finale against UT Martin with a sweep possibility on the line, battling the Skyhawks early on Saturday at Ray E. Didier Field, first pitch slated for noon.

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