Ashton Bennett and Hannah Haydel combined for a one-hitter to lead Nicholls State to a 9-3 college softball win over Southern on Tuesday at Lady Jaguars Field.

Bennett (2-1) picked up the win, pitching six innings with seven strikeouts. Bennett’s lone hit came in the third when Southern took advantage of two Colonel errors to score three runs, tying the game at 3-3.

Nicholls State jumped out to the 3-0 lead in the first inning, started on a RBI single by Danielle Phillips, who brought home Ashley Bertot. Brittany Marcet then gave Nicholls a three-run lead with a two-run double.

The Jaguars (0-5) tied the game in the third, including two RBIs by Shawntall Steamer.

In the sixth, Camille Rozas broke the tie with a RBI single to center before the Colonels tacked on two more to lead 6-3.

In the final inning, Nicholls added three runs, getting two on a triple by Courtney Vanlandingham and a double by Haley Parkerson.