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Bisons' 11-hit attack sparks 9-2 win at Austin Peay

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

May 10, 2006

Box Score

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. _ Lipscomb's Bisons used an 11-hit attack to beat Austin Peay 9-2 Tuesday night on the road at Raymond C. Hand Park.

The Bisons, 20-27 overall, make the short trip to Southeastern Conference foe Vanderbilt Wednesday for a 4 p.m. game.

The Bisons spotted Austin Peay a 2-1 lead with runs in both the first and second innings.

In the second the Bisons scored their first run on a solo home run to left field by Ryan Price.

The Bisons added two more in the fourth inning. Ryan Mitchell singled to left center to lead off. Nathan Sensing place a bunt single down the third base line. Zac Miller walked to load the bases. Price reached base on a fielder's choice to score Mitchell. After Whit Reed struck out Patrick O'Rourke was safe on a fielder's choice that brought Sensing home.

In the eighth and ninth innings the Bisons closed out the game with six runs, three in each inning.

Mitchell started off the eighth with a single to center field. Sensing put a bunt single down the first base line. Miller loaded the based when he reached base on an error by the pitcher. Price grounded into a double play, but Mitchell scored. Sensing, who had moved to third on the double play ball, then scored on a passed ball. With two outs Reed walked. O'Rourke singled through the left side. Preston Embrey reached base on a fielding error by the right fielder which brought Reed home.

In the ninth Tadd Brewer opened the inning with a single up the middle. He then stole second base. Mitchell walked. Sensing got hi third bunt single of the game, this one down the third base line. Brewer scored on a throwing error by the third baseman on Sensing's bunt. Allen Bolden singled through the right side scoring Sensing and Mitchell.

Sensing led the Bisons with three hits. Mitchell added two. Bolden and Price each had two runs batted in. Austin Peay sent seven pitchers to the mound. Mike Reynolds, who pitched five innings to start the game for Austin Peay picked up the loss, evening his record at 3-3.

Charles Williams started for the Bisons. He pitched four innings and allowed two runs, one earned, on seven hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out two.

Ryan Carroll pitched 2.1 innings of relief and earned the win, evening his record at 1-1. He gave up two hits and walked four, but did not allow a run.

Paul Piennette threw two-thirds of an inning of hitless baseball. Matt Schnelly closed out the game with one hit and four strikeouts in the final two innings.

After the Vanderbilt game , the Bisons will play their final Atlantic Sun road series Saturday and Sunday at North Florida.