Combined with ULM's 8-0 victory over Jackson State on Tuesday night, the victory marked the first time the Warhawks (6-4) have shutout back-to-back opponents since 2000 when they blanked Samford and LSU-Shreveport; it was the first time since 1995 that they did it against two Division I opponents (Prairie View A&M three times) -- ULM advanced to the NCAA Tournament both of those seasons.
Jones (2-1) was credited with the victory for the Warhawks after striking out seven batters and allowing two hits. Granier struck out a pair and didn't allow a hit over his two innings of work.
The Warhawks, who ended Nicholls State's five-game win streak, took a 3-0 lead on Friday night before the rain came. Matt Laird and Corben Green scored in the top of the second inning on a dropped fly ball by the Colonels. Green extended his hit streak to all 10 games this season with a two-out double in the top of the third inning to score Joey Rapp, who reached on a walk.
Caleb Clowers belted his first home run of the season in the seventh inning to account for the only run in Sunday's portion of the game.
Seth Webster (0-1) was charged with the loss for the Colonels after allowing three runs -- one earned -- on a pair of hits in three innings Friday night. Brian Arceneaux tossed five innings on Sunday allowing one run.
Nicholls State (6-4) had the tying run at the plate with one out in the bottom of the ninth after a walk, a single and a catcher's interference. However, Jones induced a double play from Scott Moseley to end the game.
The teams began game two of the doubleheader 30 minutes following the conclusion of the opener.