NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb baseball team has a quick turnaround when UT-Martin ventures to Music City for a midweek nonconference matchup at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the friendly confines of Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.
The Bisons (27-21) traveled to Martin on April 9th and defeated the Skyhawks 12-2. Center fielder Jonathan Allison led the Bisons with a monster day at the plate. The junior went 3-of-5 at the dish with two doubles. He knocked in four RBIs and scored twice. Senior right fielder Drew Adams collected three RBIs in the win.
Lipscomb is coming a split series with Tennessee Tech this past, dropping two-of-three to the Golden Eagles.
UT-Martin (7-36) lost two-of-three to SIU Edwardsville over the weekend at Skyhawk Field.
After seeing action in 14 games this season, the Bisons will send junior southpaw Nick Andros to the bump for his second start of the season.
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Lipscomb – Nick Andros – LHP – (4-0, 2.51 ERA, 46.2 IP, 12 BB, 37 K)
UT-Martin – Alex Boshers - RHP - (0-2, 6.70 ERA, 47.0 IP, 24 BB, 34 K)
Around the Horn:
- Big innings have been a large part of the success for the team in 2014. Six times this season the Bisons have posted seven or more runs in a frame. Lipscomb has also scored four or more runs in an inning 18 times.
- The Bisons sit atop the Atlantic Sun Conference rankings in runs scored (297) and walks (225). On the mound, Lipscomb leads the league in opposing batting average (.240) and fewest hits allowed (372).
- Lipscomb ranks fourth in the nation in double plays having turned 55 pitcher’s best friends.
- Junior shortstop Grant Massey ranks among the A-Sun’s leaders in multiple categories: tied for fourth in doubles (16), tied for fifth in stolen bases (11), seventh in runs scored (41), seventh in total bases (91) and eighth in on-base percentage (.429)
- Massey is beginning to climb the Lipscomb career chart in just one season, ranking fifth in on-base percentage (.429) and ninth in batting average (.319).
- Senior outfielder Drew Adams ranks second in the A-Sun and 38th in the nation with 45 RBIs. Adams ranks 10th on Lipscomb’s career RBI chart with 76. With six career triples Adams is just one shy of tying the school’s career record of seven.
- Lipscomb ranks eighth in the nation in walks, having drawn 225. Massey (34), Mike Korte (32) and Adams (31) rank as the top three in the A-Sun in drawing free passes.
- Allison is tied for third in the conference with four triples and is just one shy of tying Lipscomb’s single-season record. Allison’s 36 runs scored rank 10th in the A-Sun.
- Senior Jacob Knott stands eighth on Lipscomb’s career-saves list with five.
- The Bisons rank 29th in the nation with 89 doubles this season.
- Lipscomb ranks 13th nationally with 18 triples and 29th in runs scored, plating 297.
- With a doubleheader sweep against Oakland on March 8, Lipscomb skipper Jeff Forehand picked up career win No. 400.