The Lipscomb baseball team and head coach Jeff Forehand announced on Wednesday the signing of six additional athletes who will join four other 2016-17 recruits on the diamond in February.
David Patton, a JUCO transfer, was part of the baseball team during the transition years to NCAA Division I. He set a pitching record and met his wife, Paige, during his two seasons with the Bisons.
Summer baseball assignments have concluded and all the Bisons are back in town to start the fall semester, but the honors continue to roll in for the trio who brought Lipscomb to the fore front while in the Cape.
Bryan Skelton finished his career at Lipscomb with a team-leading .358 batting average. He has spent most of his career in healthcare and finance.
The Lipscomb Baseball program will host its 11th annual Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 21 at the Gaylord Springs Golf Links. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and will be followed by a shotgun start at 8.
Rising juniors Michael Gigliotti, Jeffrey Passantino and Brady Puckett were rewarded for their play this summer and was named to the Cape Cod League All-Star team. The event is set to take place at Veteran’s Field on Saturday, July 23 with the first pitch at 6:05 in Chatham, Massachusetts.
Jeffrey Passantino has been proven to be one of the top pitchers in the Cape Cod Baseball League this summer. He leads the Cape with a 0.53 ERA and has not allowed an earned run in his last 25.2 innings pitched.
The old saying is find something you love and you will never work a day in your life. J.D. Blackburn has been able to turn his passion for fishing into a business.
Former Lipscomb catcher Chucky Vazquez inked a free-agent deal with the New York Yankees, becoming the 13th Bison to sign a professional contract under the tutelage of head coach Jeff Forehand. Vazquez has been assigned to the rookie ball Yankees West of the Gulf Coast League in Tampa, Florida.
The Bisons have claimed the Atlantic Sun Conference Presidents' Academic Trophy for the third straight year after having 278 student-athletes finish the academic year with a 3.0 GPA or higher.