March 18, 2016123456789RHE
Eastern Michigan010100121217182
Win: FELDMAN (1-2) 6.012254
Loss: WELLER (1-1) 0.159911
MCGEEIN (EMU) 523100
DODSON (LIP) 312110
March 19, 2016123456789RHE
Eastern Michigan0200000338112
Win: PASSANTINO (4-1) 7.2754010
Loss: HUCKABY (1-2) 1.213320
MCGEEIN (EMU) 422201
STIDHAM (EMU) 412000
RENSEL JR (EMU) 222000
LEE (LIP) 433401
March 20, 2016123456789RHE
Eastern Michigan000000010131
Win: PUCKETT (4-1) 9.031105
Loss: BEATON (1-2) 0.013310
MARTIN (EMU) 401000
STIDHAM (EMU) 311101
SOLOMON (LIP) 312010
Weekend set with Eastern Michigan on tap for baseball
Thursday, March 17, 2016
By Kirk Downs
Weekend set with Eastern Michigan on tap for baseball

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb baseball team will look to continue its weekend success at home when Eastern Michigan visits the Music City for a three-game series at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium. The series will get under way at 6 p.m. Friday.

Saturday’s first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. while the series final will kick off at 1 p.m. Sunday.

After suffering a four-game skid, the longest of the season, the Bisons were able to get back on track this past Tuesday with a 16-9 victory over Eastern Illinois.

Lipscomb has had plenty of success this season at Dugan Field. After dropping their season opener to Eastern Kentucky, the Bisons have reeled off 10-straight victories.

There will be live stats all weekend HERE.


Scouting Eastern Michigan:

The Eagles come to Dugan Field 5-11 overall this season. They have played some stiff competition up to this point. EMU dropped a pair to No. 1 Florida, lost three on the road at Arizona State, but it was able to manage a win against South Florida.

Easter Michigan brings two hitters who are batting over .300, led by Brennan Williams’ .359 clip, while Jackson Martin is raking .315 and leads the team with three home runs and 16 RBI.

The pitching staff sports a 5.86 ERA after giving up 89 earned runs in 136.2 innings pitched. They have combined to strike out 109 and walked 62. Not one pitcher has a winning record on the season.

Gallardo and Feldman lead the team with four starts, while Michael Marsinek paces the squad with seven appearances. Gallardo is tops on the team with 19.1 innings thrown and third with 16 strike outs.

Butzin is the top punch out man with 18 K’s in 17.1 frames.

The Eagles seem to find a way to get on base and when they do, they run. With 23 hit by pitches, EMU ranks 38th nationally, while their 43 stolen bases are tops in the land.

Marquise Gill paces the team with 14 stolen bases, the second most in the NCAA.


Pitching Matchup:

Lipscomb – LHP – Cody Glenn: 
(1-0, 7.36 ERA, 14.2 IP, 12 ER, 11 K, 7 BB)
Eastern Michigan – RHP – Davis Feldman:
 (0-2, 2.35 ERA, 15.1 IP, 4 ER, 10 K, 6 BB)

Lipscomb – RHP – Jeffrey Passantino: 
(3-1, 2.30 ERA, 27.1 IP, 7 ER, 22 K, 3 BB)
Eastern Michigan – RHP – Augie Gallardo:
 (1-2, 6.98 ERA, 19.1 IP, 15 ER, 16 K, 5 BB) 

Lipscomb – RHP – Brady Puckett: 
(3-1, 2.77 ERA, 26.0 IP, 8 ER,  BB)
Eastern Michigan – LHP – Tyler Butzin:
 (0-1, 5.71 ERA, 17.1 IP, 11 ER, 18 K, 7 BB)


Around the Herd:

  • This weekend’s set will be the first time in program history these two teams have met.
  • Lipscomb ranks ninth in the nation and first in the A-Sun with 99 walks.
  • The team’s 39 stolen bases are fifth-most in the NCAA. That is 10 more than any other team in the A-Sun. Eastern Michigan is first with 43.
  • The Bisons are second in the A-Sun and 60th in the nation with 114 runs scored.
  • Lipscomb’s 18 sacrifice bunts ranks 14th nationally.
  • Michael Gigliotti ranks second in the A-Sun in runs scored with 19, just two behind the leader – Jake Noll of FGCU.
  • Adam Lee’s 21 RBI are third most in the conference. The leaders sit at 26.
  • Von Watson is tied for second in the A-Sun with six doubles.
  • Lee (16) and Lee Solomon (14) are top second and fourth in the A-Sun in walks, respectively. Allan Hooker is fifth with 13.
  • Gigliotti (11) and Solomon (10) are first and second in the league in stolen bases. Hooker is fourth with six. The also rank 14th and 20th in the country.
  • Lee ranks third in the A-Sun in total fielding chances (151) and second in putouts (143).
  • Hunter Hanks is tied for 12th nationally with five sacrifice bunts.


Up Next:

On Tuesday March 22, Lipscomb makes the three-mile trek up Granny White Pike to E.S. Rose Park, where the Bisons will take on Belmont in the first of two meetings between the rivals in 2016. The tilt’s first pitch is set to be thrown at 5 p.m.