A squeeze bunt that brought home a pair of runs was the difference when the Tulane and Nicholls State baseball teams clashed Tuesday night.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Nicholls State’s Alex Tucker’s squeeze play scored Devin Morrel, and then Justin Holt followed suit from second base as the Wave got the out at first base. That let Nicholls State turn a one-run deficit into a 2-1 lead, and the Colonels held on for the victory by that same score at Ray E. Didier Field.
Tulane had taken a 1-0 lead on Jarret DeHart’s RBI double in the top of the seventh. Starter J.P. France struck out seven in 6.1 innings.
“I thought we pitched really well,” Tulane coach David Pierce said. “J.P. did his job. For the most part, we played solid defense. But one play, one throwing error, put two runners in scoring position, and they executed the double squeeze.”
Tulane (11-6) visits Texas at 6 p.m. Friday. Nicholls improved to 8-9.