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Thursday, May 08, 2014
by Kirk Downs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Lipscomb baseball team returns to the Sunshine State this weekend for a three-game Atlantic Sun Conference set with North Florida at Dusty Rhodes Field at Harmon Stadium.

The series will begin with a 5 p.m. CT first pitch on Friday, before concluding with noon starts on Saturday and Sunday.

The Bisons (27-22, 14-7 A-Sun) took a tough nonconference defeat on Tuesday when the UT-Martin Skyhawks ventured into Dugan Field and shutout Lipscomb, 4-0.

UNF (20-25, 9-12 A-Sun) dropped a midweek nonconference contest at Georgia Tech 9-6 on Tuesday. Facing a seven-run deficit, the Ospreys tried to mount a comeback, scoring three runs in the seventh and one in the eighth, before ultimately running out of gas.

The Ospreys roster the nation’s leading hitter in junior Drew Weeks. The right fielder is batting .451 on the season with 83 hits in just 184 at-bats. Weeks scrapped a 4-for-5 night at the dish in the loss to the Yellow Jackets.

Lipscomb and North Florida have met 24 times in the series history with the Ospreys leading 15-9. The last time these teams met in 2013, UNF took 2-of-3 in Music City.

After the series concludes with UNF, the Bisons will return to Dugan Field for the final four games of the regular season, beginning with a midweek matchup versus Austin Peay at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Probable Starters:

Friday
Lipscomb – Ian Martinez-McGraw – RHP – (7-2, 4.05 ERA, 86.2 IP, 49 K, 34 BB)
UNF – David Trexler –RHP – (5-2, 3.84 ERA, 68.0 IP, 50 K, 30 BB)

Saturday
Lipscomb – Hunter Brothers – RHP – (3-2, 4.70 ERA, 53.2 IP, 43 K, 40 BB)
UNF – Nick Miller – RHP – (0-2, 4.68 ERA, 42.1 IP, 24 K, 8 BB)

Sunday
Lipscomb – Denton Norman – RHP – (5-5, 3.45 ERA, 70.1 IP, 43 K, 27 BB)
UNF – Bryan Baker – RHP - (2-3, 6.56 ERA, 35.2 IP, 17 K, 22 BB)

 

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