March 16, 20121234567891011RHE
Lipscomb300032010009113
USC Upstate001100043011092
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: SOBOTKA (2-0) 2.000011
Loss: BROTHERS (0-1) 2.233242
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
MESSER (LIP) 522210
MOORE (LIP) 512110
SANDOVAL (LIP) 512210
COLEMAN (LIP) 602100
BUMGARDNER (UPST) 632000
WEBER (UPST) 412110
March 17, 2012123456789RHE
Lipscomb000000001140
USC Upstate01000010X281
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: DeCECCO (4-0) 8.030004
Loss: COTHAM (1-2) 2.251111
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
WILSON (LIP) 311010
LOWERY (LIP) 401100
WILLIAMS (LIP) 401000
MEHRING (LIP) 101000
BUMGARDNER (UPST) 402000
GREER (UPST) 302100
March 18, 2012123456789RHE
Lipscomb000000000080
USC Upstate12220000X7110
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: LEE (3-1) 9.080037
Loss: FONFARA (1-3) 2.255541
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
MEHRING (LIP) 302010
SANDOVAL (LIP) 402000
STAMPLER (UPST) 523000
LIPUT (UPST) 403200
Bison set to open A-Sun play at Upstate
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Bison set to open A-Sun play at Upstate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb baseball team heads to Spartanburg, S.C., this weekend to open Atlantic Sun Conference play against USC Upstate beginning on Friday night at 5 p.m.

The Bison (7-10) open league play against the Spartans (12-3) at the Cleveland S. Harley Park on the Upstate campus.  Lipscomb senior righty Connor Sinclair (2-1, 1.88 ERA) is scheduled to go up against Upstate lefty David Rosebloom (3-0, 3.38 ERA) on Friday night under the lights.

“You play all of those non-conference games to prepare you for this,” said Lipscomb head coach Jeff Forehand.  “In the Atlantic Sun, every team that you play week in and week out is going to be a good baseball team.  We feel like we’ve prepared ourselves for that.”

Saturday’s contest will feature Lipscomb junior righthander Josh Cotham (1-1, 2.55 ERA) toeing the rubber against Upstate

“Upstate’s got a very good record,” said Forehand. “They’re a very good team just like everybody we play in this league.  We’ve got to be on our ‘A’ game to try and combat what they’re going to do.”

Sunday will see Lipscomb junior southpaw Blake Fonfara (1-2, 5.94 ERA) battle against Upstate righty Brandon Lee (2-1, 3.00 ERA).

The Bison enter the contest hitting .268 as a club compared to .296 for the Spartans. 

Follow the action all weekend online on ASun.tv and the live blog