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LaSalle visits Music City for weekend baseball series
Thursday, February 26, 2015
By Kirk Downs
LaSalle visits Music City for weekend baseball series

NASHVILLE, TENN. – After dropping its last two games, the Lipscomb baseball team will look to get back on track this weekend when the La Salle Explorers makes the trek to Music City for a three-game series at Ken Dugan Field.

Friday’s first pitch has been moved up a couple of hours to 2 p.m. due to cold temperatures. Saturday is slated to start at 2 p.m. and Sunday will begin at 1 p.m.

The Bisons (3-2) opened the season with a three-game sweep of Butler Feb. 13-15 before faltering late in losses to Tennessee and Austin Peay.


Scouting the Explorers
La Salle enters the weekend 4-2 on the season after taking 2-of-3 from Atlantic Sun Conference foe Stetson in its season-opening series.

After falling 8-3 to No. 1 Virginia last Saturday, the Explorers bring to Nashville a two-game win streak after defeating Charleston Southern, 13-11, 9-8.

Senior infielder Cameron Johnson was named both Atlantic 10 and Big 5 Player of the Week after going 9-for-20 (.450) with eight RBI's over four games last week. He hit safely in all four games, including a 4-for-5 performance with four RBI in Saturday's win over Charleston Southern. Johnson also recorded three doubles on his way to a .600 slugging percentage.
Johnson is tied for 11th in the NCAA with 12 RBI’s, while Josh Savakinus is 11th with five doubles.

Projected Rotation:


Lipscomb: Ian Martinez-McGraw – RHP (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 12 IP, 6 K, 4 BB)

LaSalle: Jared Mattera – RHP (0-1, 3.00 ERA, 6.0 IP, 3 K, 4 BB)



Lipscomb: Nick Andros – LHP (0-0, 4.50 ERA, 4.0 IP, 2 K, 1 BB)

LaSalle: Joey Ravert – RHP (2-0, 0.90 ERA, 10.0 IP, 7 K, 5 BB)



Lipscomb: Denton Norman – RHP (1-0, 5.40 ERA, 5.0 IP, 3 K, 2 BB)

LaSalle: Freddy Andujar – LHP (0-1, 7.27 ERA, 8.2 IP, 3 K, 7 BB)

Quick Hits:

  • This will be the first meeting between the two schools.
  • Senior shortstop Grant Massey enters the set with a 14-game hit streak. He has also reached base in 20 straight.
  • Massey also leads the team with six RBI’s on the year.
  • Martinez-McGraw has thrown 13 straight scoreless innings, including six scoreless frames against UT last weekend.
  • Jonathan Allison leads the Bisons and ranks 5th in the league with a .444 batting average. Adam Lee is 6th at .438.
  • Allison is 8-for-18 with three extra-base hits while Adam Lee is 7-for-16. Lee leads the team with seven runs scored.
  • Lipscomb leads the A-Sun in ERA (3.20), hits allowed (46), runs allowed (25) and walks allowed (16).


Up Next:

The Bisons will host Tennessee Tech on Tuesday March 3 at Dugan Field for a 3 p.m. tilt.