March 27, 2012123456789RHE
UT Martin00030001X471
Win: TOBIK (2-1) 2.100006
Loss: HACKETT (0-1) 1.111110
MEHRING (LIP) 302110
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Win: Billo (4-0) 6.220023
Loss: NUNN (0-2) 5.132262
MESSER (LIP) 402000
Pearson (UE) 313010
Bison head to UT Martin and Evansville for midweek battles
Monday, March 26, 2012
Bison head to UT Martin and Evansville for midweek battles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fresh on the heels of a three-game sweep of Atlantic Sun Conference foe Mercer, the Lipscomb baseball team is set to step back out of conference action for a pair of midweek road games at UT Martin on Tuesday night followed by a Wednesday night tilt at Evansville.

“We don’t have many weeks where we have two midweek non-conference games, especially coming after a big weekend series,” said Lipscomb head coach Jeff Forehand.  “We’ll hit the road for two and find out how we bounce back after an emotional weekend.”

The Bison (10-17) are slated to send redshirt-freshman Will Blalock (0-1, 3.77 ERA) to the hill to take on UT Martin (7-16) junior southpaw Brendan Louzupone (0-2, 8.80 ERA).  Lipscomb junior lefty Chris Nunn (0-1, 7.94) gets the nod on Wednesday to face Evansville (15-9) righty Ryan Billo (3-0, 2.78 ERA).

“We know it’s going to be a tough game. UT Martin is a good team and are well coached,” said Forehand. “We haven’t been to Evansville in a while. Wes (Carroll) has got them going really well up there and that’s going to be another challenge for us.

Lipscomb holds a 14-4 advantage all-time against the Skyhawks but the series has been much closer in recent years with the two teams splitting the last six games 3-3.  The Bison are 3-6 against Evansville including a tough 4-3 loss earlier this year at Dugan Field in the “Mule Mix Classic” during opening weekend.