June 3, 2008
ATHENS, Ga. _ The Lipscomb Bisons continue to receive baseball honors. The Bisons, 1-2 in the Athens Regional of the NCAA Tournament, placed two players on the All-Tournament Team.
Bratcher batted .455 and was one of the leading hitters for the Bisons in the tournament. He also scored five runs, one of the leaders in the tournament in that category. He knocked in seven runs in the three games. He had one double and one home run among his five hits.
Brothers was the starting pitcher and the game winner against top-seeded Georgia in a 10-7 decision. He threw 5.1 innings, allowing nine hits and six runs, two earned. He walked four and struck out three. His earned run average for the tournament was 3.38.
The 2008 NCAA Athens Regional All-Tournament Team:
C-Jason Haniger, Ga. Tech
1B-Rich Poythress, Georgia
2B-Justin McClanahan, Louisville
3B-Ryan Peisel, Georgia
SS-Gordon Beckham, Georgia
OF-Matt Olson, Georgia
OF-Charlie Blackmon, Ga. Tech
OF-Blake Bratcher, Lipscomb
DH-Bryce Massanari, Georgia
P-Nick Montgomery, Georgia
P-Rex Brothers, Lipscomb
Most Outstanding Player: Matt Olson, Georgia