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Bisons baseball set to host ETSU in key A-Sun series
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4/4/2014 | Nashville, Tenn. | Attendance: 389
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Thursday, April 03, 2014
by Kirk Downs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following an eight-game road trip, the Lipscomb baseball team returns to the friendly confines of Ken Dugan Field to face ETSU in a three-game Atlantic Sun Conference set this weekend.

Lipscomb (18-12, 7-2 A-Sun) enter the series tied for second in the league standings after winning its first three A-Sun series. The Bisons traveled to Western Kentucky on Wednesday for a mid-week clash and came back to Nashville with a 3-2 loss. With the game tied in the eighth inning, the Hilltoppers plated the game-winning run on a Lipscomb wild pitch.

ETSU (14-14, 4-2 A-Sun) stands fourth in the A-Sun after taking two-of-three in series’ with Stetson and Northern Kentucky. The Bucs earned a 2-1 victory over a top 25 team on Tuesday, defeating the 25th ranked Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville.

Lipscomb and ETSU have met 32 times in the series history, splitting 16-16. The Bucs swept Lipscomb last season in Johnson City, outscoring the Bisons 20-4 in the three-game set. The last time the Bucs visited Dugan Field, the Bisons swept in 2012.

ETSU has won eight of the last 12 games against Lipscomb, but are just 5-7 in Nashville.

Friday's first pitch is set for 6 p.m. Saturday's game is slated for 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Both Friday and Sunday's games will be aired on A-SunTV.

To purchase tickets for all games this weekend against ETSU visit http://www.LipscombTickets.comor call 615-966-HERD (4373).

 

Probable Weekend Rotation:

Friday
Lipscomb – JR – RHP – Ian Martinez-McGraw – (4-1, 4.53 ERA, 49.2 IP, 28 K, 26 BB)
ETSU – FR – RHP – Austin Hutchison – (3-1, 3.13 ERA, 20.0 IP, 10 K, 15 BB)

Saturday
Lipscomb – RS-JR – RHP – Hunter Brothers – (0-1, 7.18 ERA, 26.1 IP, 17 K, 28 BB)
ETSU – JR – RHP – Jimmy Nesselt – (2-2, 3.99 ERA, 32.1 IP, 25 K, 10 BB)

Sunday
Lipscomb – SO – RHP – Denton Norman – (4-1, 2.75 ERA, 39.1 IP, 20 K, 16 BB)
ETSU – FR – LHP –Jamin McCann – (2-2, 4.50 ERA, 22.1 IP, 12 K, 10 BB)