Lee, Puckett named TSWA Players of the Week
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
By Kirk Downs
Lee, Puckett named TSWA Players of the Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb’s Adam Lee and Brady Puckett were named the Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday for their performances for March 14-20. 

Lee batted .571 (8-of-14) in four games with three doubles, one home run, 10 RBI and eight runs scored. The Franklin, Tennessee native started the week with a 4-for-4 performance against Eastern Illinois that included two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI. He also swiped his fifth stolen base of the year.

The senior walked twice and scored two runs in the series opener versus Eastern Michigan and collected three hits with three runs scored and four RBIs in the second game against the Eagles.

He belted a two-run homer in the 12-8 victory. His bases-clearing double in the eighth inning in the series finale put the Bisons ahead for good and he scored the first run of the game in a 4-1 win. 

Lee now has six multiple-hit and seven multiple-RBI games this season.

In the field he was just a brilliant, putting a perfect fielding percentage in 38 chances. He finished just one off his career high with 15 putouts Sunday against the Eagles.

Lee slugged a perfect 1.000 and posted a .684 on-base percentage after reaching base 13 times in 19 plate appearances.

Puckett tossed a complete-game in the series finale against Eastern Michigan, retiring 20 of the first 21 batters he faced, including the first 12, on his way to picking up his fourth win, tying teammate Jeffrey Passantino for the Atlantic Sun Conference lead.

The complete game was the third of his career after doing so against Middle Tennessee and North Florida in 2015.

The 6-foot-8 righty allowed just three hits and struck out five without allowing a walk in a 4-1 victory. 

The Murfreesboro, Tennessee native faced just four batters above the minimum. He only allowed two runners to reach scoring position all afternoon.

He is now 4-1 with a 2.31 ERA in 35.0 innings of work with 27 strikeouts.

The Bisons make the quick trip up the road to Belmont on Tuesday at 5 p.m. before returning home to host Mississippi Valley State for a three-game series beginning on Thursday at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium at 6 p.m.