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North Florida00012210X681
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: WESTWOOD (4-3) 9.0400011
Loss: FONFARA (2-4) 4.253316
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
WILSON (LIP) 401000
MESSER (LIP) 401000
ASHCRAFT (LIP) 301000
HOSTETTLER (LIP) 301000
WIELBRUDA (UNF) 402310
MARINCOV (UNF) 402100
ROBERSON (UNF) 322100
Bisons handcuffed by Westwood in loss to UNF
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Bisons handcuffed by Westwood in loss to UNF

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Managing only four hits all day and two base runners after the third inning, the Lipscomb baseball team fell 6-0 to homestanding North Florida in Atlantic Sun Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Harmon Stadium in Jacksonville.

North Florida (22-16, 5-9 A-Sun) starter Kyle Westwood (4-3) kept the Bisons (17-18, 9-5 A-Sun) offense off balance all day en route to the complete-game shutout.  After allowing two hits in the first, the right-hander allowed only two more hits and one other base runner the rest of the way.  Westwood fanned 11 Lipscomb batters on the afternoon without issuing a single walk.

Lipscomb junior southpaw Blake Fonfara (2-4) matched Westwood pitch-for-pitch and carried a no-hitter into the fourth inning when a walk and an infield single got things going for the Ospreys.  A single back up the middle got UNF on the board before Fonfara could get out of the inning.

North Florida went on to add a pair of runs in the fifth and sixth innings along with a single tally in the seventh to put the game out of reach.

Fonfara took the loss going four and two-thirds innings giving up three earned runs, five hits and one walk.  The junior also notched six strikeouts.

Lee Wilson, Zak Messer, Tyson Ashcraft and Logan Hostettler each had a hit for LU.

The Bisons and Ospreys will conclude the three-game series on Sunday afternoon with a rubber game at Noon.