April 22, 2008
The Bisons offense put up some runs late on Tuesday, but it was not enough as they were defeated by the University of Alabama, 8-4 on Tuesday, April 22.
The Crimson Tide first broke through against Bisons starter, Paul Piennette in the second inning, plating four early runs to take a 4-0 lead. Alabama increased their lead to 5-0 with another run in the third.
Piennette was relieved by right-hander Matt Bowling in the fourth. In three innings of work, Piennette gave up five runs on five hits while striking out two.
Bowling threw a scoreless fourth and fifth, but allowed his only run of the game in the sixth. In three innings of work, he gave up just the one run on five hits while striking out four.
Bowling was relieved by Josh Smith. Smith lasted 1.2 innings, giving up two runs, one in the seventh and one in the eighth.
Meanwhile, the Bisons finally broke through against the Crimson Tide in the seventh on a two run single by Ben Williams.
They added another run in the eighth on Caleb Joseph's 13th homerun of the season, but Alabama got the run back with their run in the bottom of the inning for an 8-3 lead.
The Bisons plated another run in the ninth on an RBI single by Jorge Gutierrez but it was too little too late, as Lipscomb lost 8-4.
Gutierrez was the only Bisons with a multi-hit game, recording two.
Piennette received the loss to drop to 1-3 on the season. The Bisons are now 21-19 this season.
The Bisons will be back in action on Friday, April 25, when they welcome East Tennessee State for a three game series. Left-hander, Rex Brothers is expected to receive the game one start for the Bisons.