Softball: Landry reaches milestone in Colonels 3-0 win over Southern
THIBODAUX, La. – Nicholls State University softball senior Megan Landry surpassed 500 strikeouts for her career in another shutout victory while Kali Clement tripled twice as the Colonels cruised to a 3-0 victory against Southern Wednesday night on Swanner Field at Geo Surfaces Park.
Landry pitched all seven innings to improve to 14-8 on the year and was a strikeout short of her season high. But needing just five to become only the fourth Colonel in program history with 500 strikeouts, she quickly reached the milestone in the third. The lone hit allowed was a bloop single to center in the fourth.
At the plate, Clement continued her offensive onslaught with a 3-for-3 night. Her triple in the opening inning scored Amanda Gianelloni, who led the game off with a base hit. Clement upped her season batting average to .397 for the season.
Clement then tripled again in the third following a sacrifice fly off the bat of Kasey Frederick that made it 2-0. Frederick doubled in the Colonels’ final run as well in the fifth, plating Gianelloni who led off the frame with her second hit.
Landry’s no-hit bid was broken up in the fourth on the single by Hope Kruebbe. In the final three innings, only Kruebbe reached base with a walk in the sixth.
For the rest of the Colonel lineup, Samantha Mracich also singled in the win.
Southern’s Aubrion James (5-7) suffered the loss, allowing two earned runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings.
Nicholls will welcome first-place Northwestern State for a three-game series, starting with a doubleheader on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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