Nicholls drops pair in season-opening doubleheader

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THIBODAUX, La. — Despite putting together two competitive performances, the Nicholls State University baseball program (0-2, 0-0 Southland) suffered back-to-back losses on opening day at the Baseball on the Bayou Classic, initially falling to Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (1-0, 0-0 OVC) by an 8-5 margin before dropping a 7-3 contest to George Washington (1-0, 0-0 A-10) late Friday evening.

Offensively, senior Dillon Belle impressed as the Red & Gray’s designated hitter across both matchups — three hits, two runs scored and a walk — while redshirt sophomore Nathan Tribble collected the most RBIs, notching a pair on the day behind a well-hit pitch down the right-field line.

KEY STORYLINES & STATISTICS
— The Colonels managed to keep both games within striking distance throughout, entering the final frame against SIUE tied at five apiece as well down just two versus George Washington.

UP NEXT
With the season-opening doubleheader concluded, the Colonels wrap up their involvement in the Baseball on the Bayou Classic on Saturday, Feb. 15, rematching Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at 6 p.m.

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