March 27, 2015123456789RHE
Win: DAVIS (1-3) 2.020011
Loss: ZIEGLER (0-2) 1.012210
SHIRLEY (GU) 523200
MASSEY (LIP) 423211
March 28, 2015123456789RHE
Win: WELLER (3-0) 0.200011
Loss: MATHEWS (2-3) 2.265211
COLLINS (GU) 402000
BUSHOR (GU) 412301
MASSEY (LIP) 512300
March 29, 2015123456789RHE
Win: NORMAN (3-2) 6.141120
Loss: SUPERKO (1-1) 3.274442
KUZBEL (GU) 402000
ALLISON (LIP) 313210
Georgetown visits Music City for three-game baseball set
Thursday, March 26, 2015
By Kirk Downs
Georgetown visits Music City for three-game baseball set

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – After picking up important wins over rivals Belmont and Middle Tennessee earlier in the week, the Lipscomb baseball team will look to keep its momentum going this weekend when Georgetown visits Music City for a three-game set at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.

The set will be the final nonconference series of the season for the Bisons as they begin Atlantic Sun Conference play next weekend.

Senior leftfielder Jonathan Allison will look to continue his hot streak. In the two wins this week, Allison is 5-for-9 with five RBI and three runs scored.

Lipscomb enters Friday at 15-7 and boasts the top winning percentage in the A-Sun at .682. A big reason for that success is the 13-2 record at home.

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Scouting Georgetown:

Georgetown (10-10) enters the weekend series winners in nine of its last 12 games, including a 1-0 shutout Tuesday on the road at No. 12 Virginia.

Junior catcher Nick Collins leads a tandem of Hoyas batting .300 or better. Collins carries a .337 average while sophomore Joseph Bialkowski hits at a .313 clip. They are also the top two in hits – Collins (28) and Bialkowski (26).

Georgetown has four guys with multiple RBI, led by freshman Chase Bushor’s 16.

As a team the Hoyas are batting .277 and have recorded 32 doubles, seven home runs and 88 RBI. They have outscored their foes 103-86 in 20 games.

From a pitching standpoint Georgetown carries a team 3.67 ERA with 143 strikeouts and 73 walks. A trio of guys led the team with two wins; while David Ellingson has a team high three saves.


Probable Starters:

Lipscomb – Ian Martinez-McGraw – Sr. – RHP – (4-1, 0.95 ERA, 38.0 IP, 4 ER, 26 K, 15 BB)
Georgetown – Matt Hollenbeck – Sr. – LHP – (1-2, 3.91 ERA, 23.0 IP, 10 ER, 21 K, 17 BB)

Lipscomb – Nick Andros – Sr. – LHP – (3-0, 3.90 ERA, 27.2 IP, 12 ER, 22 K, 8 BB)
Georgetown – Matt Smith – Jr. – RHP – (2-1, 2.76 ERA, 29.1 IP, 9 ER, 31 K, 8 BB)

Lipscomb – Denton Norman – Jr. – RHP – (2-2, 4.50 ERA, 28.0 IP, 14 ER, 20 K, 7 BB)
Georgetown – Kevin Superko – Fr. – RHP – (1-0, 4.76 ERA, 17.0 IP, 9 ER, 12 K, 9 BB)



Weather at Game Time

March 27 (Friday) – 47 degrees – Partly cloudy (5%)  Winds NW at 12 MPH

March 28 (Saturday) – 43 degrees – Sunny (0%) Winds NNW at 8 MPH

March 29 (Sunday) – 60 degrees – Mostly Sunny (5%) Winds S at 11 MPH

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Quick Hits

  • Georgetown marks the third Big East foe of the season for Lipscomb after downing Butler and Xavier in weekend series’. Lipscomb is 5-1 in those games.
  • Grant Massey is currently riding a 10-game hitting streak and a 12-game on-base streak.
  • The team’s 3.39 stingy ERA leads the conference and ranks 67th in the country.
  • With 10 triples on the season are the 15th most in Division I. That total also leads the A-Sun
  • Lipscomb boasts the second best fielding percentage in the A-Sun at .976. That total is stands 23rd in the country.
  • Ian Martinez-McGraw leads the staff with a 0.95 ERA. That ranks 12th in the nation. His four wins are tied for the 28th most, just two behind the national leader.
  • Along with ERA, the pitching staff also leads the A-Sun in opposing batting average (.244), hits allowed (172), runs allowed (90), runners picked off (10) and saves (5).
  • Four Bisons are batting over .300 (Allison-.390, Gigliotti-.372, Massey - .361, A. Lee- .314)
  • Allison ranks third in the A-Sun in batting average, on-base percentage (.474) and fifth in slugging percentage (.573)
  • Denton Norman leads the conference having picked off four runners.
  • Jeffrey Crisan leads the league having thrown out nine attempted base stealers – that total is three more than any other player.  Tyler Bethune led Lipscomb last season with 11.


Up Next:

Following the weekend series, Lipscomb will travel down Granny White Pike to take on its “Boulevard Buddy” Belmont on Tuesday, April 31. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.