Southern University hosts Nicholls State Wednesday

Southern University hosts Nicholls State Wednesday
Southern third baseman Tyler LaPorte (Source: Josh Auzenne)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Southern welcomes Nicholls State University to Lee Hines Field Wednesday and looks to bounce back from a tough series against Grambling University.

The SWAC West leading Jags (25-19, 15-5) lost two out of three on the road against the Tigers over the weekend.

Nicholls State (23-21, 10-11) has won four games in a row and six of their last 10 games.

First pitch between Southern and Nicholls is set for 6 p.m.

Previous matchup:

  • April 2: Nicholls 4, Southern 2

The Colonels average 5.0 runs per game and are hitting .253 as a team, with 56 doubles, 8 triples and 19 home runs.

NSU’s Leading Hitters:

  • Brady Bell: .296 batting average, 5 doubles, 1 home run and 17 RBI
  • Champ Davison: .289 batting average, 8 doubles, 3 triples and 16 RBI
  • Austin France: .274 batting average, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 25 RBI
  • Christopher Sandberg: .270 batting average, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 14 RBI

Southern University is scoring 8.1 runs per game and is batting .312 as a team with 86 doubles, 18 triples and 29 home runs.

SU’s Top Hitters:

  • Tyler LaPorte: .396 batting average, 16 doubles, 3 triples, 5 home runs and 54 RBI
  • Hunter David: .388 batting average, 6 doubles, 2 home runs and 32 RBI
  • Javeyan Williams: .372 batting average, 6 doubles, 6 triples, 4 home runs and 34 RBI
  • Johnny Johnson: .346 batting average, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 25 RBI
  • Malik Blaise: .308 batting average, 13 doubles and 21 RBI

Series record:

  • Colonels lead the series 13-9

Next up for the Jags:

  • Friday: at Prairie View, 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: at Prairie View, 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: at Prairie View, 1 p.m.

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