|March 05, 2014||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: PRYOR (1-0)||7.0||5||2||2||1||10|
|Loss: Allen (0-3)||4.0||7||5||5||3||2|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With a layer of snow and ice sitting atop the tarp at Clark-Leclair Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky., Lipscomb and Western Kentucky have moved Wednesday’s game scheduled to be hosted by the Hilltoppers to Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium on the Lipscomb campus.
The contest will still feature a 4 p.m. first pitch in the nonconference battle.
With the switch in venues for Wednesday’s game, the contest scheduled to be hosted by the Bisons on April 2 will now be played in Bowling Green.
The Bisons (4-8) are fresh off a series win over Connecticut. After dropping the Friday night contest 6-4 in extra innings, Lipscomb bounced back with a 4-3 win Saturday before erupting on Sunday to get the 14-1 victory.
The Hilltoppers enter the Wednesday tilt 7-4 on the season. It will be Western Kentucky’s third trip to Nashville in the past two weeks. WKU lost to Belmont 7-3 Feb. 18, before taking a 3-2 decision at No. 4 Vanderbilt on Feb. 25.
Following the one-game set Wednesday, the Bisons stay in Nashville to host a four-game series with Oakland. The first game is set for Friday at 4 p.m.
Lipscomb – John Pryor [LHP] (0-0, 6.75 ERA, 8.0 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 8 BB, 10 K)
Western Kentucky – Brandon Allen [RHP] (0-2, 8.53 ERA, 6.1 IP, 6 R, 6 ER, 7 BB, 3 K)
- The two teams have met 15 times in the NCAA era with the Hilltoppers holding a 9-6 advantage in the all-time series. The Bisons have won three straight in the series, including a sweep last season. WKU’s last win in the series came on April 18, 2012 when it defeated Lipscomb 4-3 in Nashville.
- The Bisons head into Wednesday’s contest coming off their most productive game of the season. With Lipscomb leading UConn 2-0 in the eighth inning Sunday, the Bisons exploded for 12 runs in the bottom of the inning. Lipscomb got 10 hits (five doubles) in the inning.
- Shortstop Grant Massey was named the Atlantic Sun’s Baseball Player of the Week after going 8-of-18 at the dish with five extra-base hits, five runs scored, three RBI’s and seven walks. The Auburn, Ala., native smacked three doubles in Saturday’s victory over the Huskies. It was Massey’s first-career A-Sun honor.
- Jeff Forehand returns for his eighth season as skipper for the Bisons. The Nashville native is just four wins away from his 400th career collegiate victory (396-370-1).
- Tyson Ashcraft is tied for second in the Atlantic Sun with his three long balls in 2014.
- Junior centerfielder Jonathan Allison leads the league in doubles with seven so far in 2014.