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Nicholls baseball loses heartbreaker to UL-Lafayette, 5-4

Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune
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Nicholls played host to UL-Lafayette Tuesday night and came up one out shy of their third straight win of the matchup dating back to 2015.

The Cajuns jumped out to an early 1-0 lead but the Colonels responded with four runs combined in the 3rd, 4th and 5th innings to gain a 4-1 advantage. The visitors were down to their final out but had the bases loaded with Belle Chasse High's Nick Thurman at the plate. The senior catcher ripped a line drive to centerfield where Quade Smith bobbled the ball allowing all three runners to come home and regain the lead.

ULL would hold on in the bottom of the ninth to improve to 16-9 while Nicholls falls to 10-15. A rematch is set for April 19 in Lafayette.

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