NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb baseball head coach Jeff Forehand has added six players to the roster for the upcoming 2014 season including a quartet of Nashville area players.
Goodlettsville native Jonathan Allison joins the Lipscomb squad after hitting .315 with 10 doubles, 29 runs scored, and 30 RBIs in 2013 for Volunteer State Community College in Motlow.
“Jonathan has a variety of solid skills as an outfielder,” said Forehand. “He is a solid defender in the outfield and a speedy left-handed bat that challenges the defense with each trip to the plate. He does the small things that help make teams better and we are excited to see the impact he will have on our team.”
A prepster from Northland Christian High School in Houston, Texas, Allan Hooker will add to the outfield depth for the Bisons in 2014. Hooker hit .414 with 35 runs scored and 42 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in 31 games of action for NCHS.
“Allan has the opportunity to do a lot of things for us,” said Forehand. “He is a speedy outfielder that can run it down in the gaps and burn up the base paths. We’re looking forward to seeing what he can do this fall.”
A Franklin native, Adam Lee joins the Bisons after two seasons at Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Ariz. Adam appeared in 48 games hitting .312 with five doubles, 18 runs scored, 24 RBIs and 18 walks.
“Adam is a true baseball guy that is going to make an impact in the spring,” said Forehand. “He is a very good player that can help us in several positions.”
Originally a Vanderbilt signee out of Independence High School, Josh Lee will join brother Adam after a season together at Central Arizona. Josh batted .302 with four doubles, a dozen runs scored, 21 RBIs and five stolen bases in 36 games this spring. The Lee duo helped lead the Vaqueros to the 2013 ACCAC championship.
“Josh is a Middle Tennessee guy that has the same characteristics of his brother,” said Forehand. “He can play multiple positions and play them well. We’ll be able to use him in the infield and the outfield and expect him to make an impact with his bat as well.”
Adding depth to the Lipscomb bullpen is Holy Cross transfer Conor Moynihan. The righty spent the last three seasons pitching for the Crusaders appearing in a handful of games after a standout prep career at Burncoat High School.
“Conor is a guy that will enhance our bullpen with Division I experience,” said Forehand. “His submarine style will be a huge addition to our pitching arsenal to match up against opposing hitters.”
Rounding out the new additions is Donelson Christian southpaw Jamie Young. The district MVP went 8-1 as a senior for the Wildcats posting a 0.95 earned run average in 59 innings of work. The lefty also fanned 89 batters in his final season at DCHS.
“Jamie has a huge ceiling,” said Forehand. “He is coming off a fantastic senior season and we look forward to seeing him progress with us and having him as a part of our pitching staff.”