|May 10, 2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: ANDERSON (7-5)||9.0||6||2||0||2||4|
|Loss: COTHAM (4-4)||4.1||2||5||5||4||5|
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Things looked good early on as the Lipscomb baseball team took an early lead but a five-run fifth by homestanding Jacksonville led to a 6-2 win for the Dolphins on Friday night at John Sessions Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.
The Bisons (19-31, 8-14 A-Sun) took advantage of an early miscue by the Dolphins (17-32, 8-14 A-Sun) to push across a run in the top of the first. Senior catcher reached on an error with one away and then moved into scoring position on a walk by junior designated hitter Drew Adams. That set the table for senior shortstop Aaron Sandoval and the veteran delivered with an RBI single as the Bisons took the early 1-0 advantage.
Lipscomb used a second Dolphin error in the third to make it a 2-0 lead. Senior right fielder Lee Wilson singled to left and then advanced to second on a misplayed ball. A bunt single by Stewart put runners on the corners for LU and Sandoval again drove in a run with a grounder to short that brought Wilson across the dish.
Jacksonville would get on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth with a sacrifice fly but the fifth would be the Bisons undoing as five walks and an error contributed to a five-run frame that eventually cost the Purple and Gold the contest.
The Bisons would get two aboard in the eighth but JU starter Chris Anderson got out of the jam to notch his seventh win of the season. The righty tossed a complete game allowing two unearned runs, six hits and a pair of walks while fanning four.
Senior righthander Josh Cotham took the loss for the Bisons giving up four earned runs, two hits and four walks. The veteran fanned five Dolphins.
The series continues on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the River City.