Davison, White power Colonels past Alcorn, 10-1
By: Nicholls State University Athletics
Nicholls State University senior Champ Davison totaled two doubles and a triple and drove in three while Parker White tossed five scoreless innings as the Nicholls State University baseball team picked up a 10-1 over Alcorn State Tuesday night on Ben Meyer Diamond at Didier Field.
Nicholls has won its last three games, upping its record to 10-8. With the loss, Alcorn slipped to 4-11. The teams will meet up again Wednesday at Alcorn. The Colonel offense racked up 14 hits, led by Davison’s 4-for-5 night. His 2-run triple in the second fueled a five-run second inning that gave Nicholls a 6-0 lead.
White evened his record at 2-2, striking out six while allowing four hits in 5.0 innings of work. He fanned all three batters in the third and closed out his outing in the fifth with another punchout. Four pitchers tossed an inning out of the pen. Matthew Harrison and Austin Bollinger had hitless efforts, while Nick Hill and Brandon Babin gave up two hits each. Alcorn’s only run came home in the sixth against Hill on a passed ball.
Dane Simon led Nicholls with three runs scored and was 3 of 4 at the plate. Brady Bell and Austin France each had two hits, and France added two RBIs. Ethan Valdez also drove in a pair of runners on two sac flies.
It did not take long for the Colonels to jump all over Bukhari Brown (2-1) with France singling to center for an RBI in the first. For the second inning, Ivan Prejean made it 2-0 before Davison found the gap in right center for his first triple of the night, which put the score at 4-0. France added to the lead with a base hit to left center and Valdez ended the scoring with a sac fly.
Alec Paz sent a rocket to center over the fielder’s head in the fourth for a run-scoring double. It also extended his perfect reached-base streak to 18 games. Valdez came through again for an 8-0 advantage.
The final two runs were by Davison in the fifth on a double, and Will Ethridge drove in the final one on a fielder’s choice in the seventh. For the game, Simon also tripled for the Red and Gray, and Bell added a double. The Colonel defense went without an error for the fourth consecutive game and six of its last eight.