May 06, 2017123456789RHE
Miss. Valley State000000100154
Lipscomb32011040X11130
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: PASSANTINO (3-2) 5.0300010
Loss: Zac Uecker (1-7) 5.0107774
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Derrick Lane (MVSBB) 201000
Kevin Gonzal (MVSBB) 411000
Kanaikai Gau (MVSBB) 401000
Paul Hamilto (MVSBB) 301000
Ivan Garcia (MVSBB) 201000
GIGLIOTTI (LIP) 433010
PERRY (LIP) 503200
May 07, 2017123456789RHE
Miss. Valley State000000300323
Lipscomb01141200X9130
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: PUCKETT (7-4) 5.010026
Loss: Arrington Smith (3-5) 5.1119812
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Kanaikai Gaughen (MVSBB) 311101
Alex Bravo (MVSBB) 301010
SORRELLS (LIP) 313210
WATSON (LIP) 423100
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Miss. Valley State000001002382
Lipscomb21120210X9141
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: NORMAN (4-3) 5.010005
Loss: Kevin Gonzalez (1-3) 1.043302
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Aaron Barkley (MVSBB) 402000
Paul Hamilton (MVSBB) 402000
MCHALE (LIP) 424100
Dugan Award, Senior Day highlight big weekend for Baseball
Thursday, May 4, 2017
By Kirk Downs
Dugan Award, Senior Day highlight big weekend for Baseball

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb baseball team will honor the winner of the annual Ken Dugan Award as well as the squad’s six graduating seniors while hosting Mississippi Valley State in a three-game nononference series this weekend at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.

The series is scheduled for 6 p.m. starts on Friday and Saturday before a 1 p.m. finale on Sunday.

Friday's tilt will see the Dugan Award winner announced in a brief ceremony before the game, while prior to Saturday's contest the seniors will be honored before first pitch. 

The Bisons, who did not play a midweek with final exams going on, have won five of their last seven contests, including an important series win over Kennesaw State last weekend.

Live stats and a video stream through Facebook Live will be available for all three games.

 

PROBABLE ROTATION:

Friday
Lipscomb – Jeffrey Passantino:
(2-2, 3.12 ERA, 72.0 IP, 25 ER, 71 K, 8 BB)
MVSU -
TBA

Saturday
Lipscomb – Brady Puckett:
(6-4, 3.91 ERA, 76.0 IP, 33 ER, 53 K, 15 BB)
MVSU -
TBA

Sunday
Lipscomb – Denton Norman:
(3-3, 1.59 ERA, 34.0 IP, 6 ER, 29 K, 10 BB)
MVSU –
TBA

 

SCOUTING MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE:

The Delta Devils bring to Nashville a 7-31 overall record and a 6-8 ledger in conference play.

MVSU is batting .226 as a team and is led by Aaron Barkley’s .313 clip. Arrington Smith and Jackson Webb pace the squad with five home runs each and 22 and 17 RBI, respectively.

On the mound the Devils carry a 6.37 ERA with 259 strikeouts in 319.1 innings. Smith, a two-way player, has three of the team’s wins, while going 3-4 with a 4.53 ERA.

Kevin Gonzalez sports a team-high two saves and a team best 3.93 ERA.

 

AROUND THE HORN:

  • Lipscomb is 6-0 all-time against MVSU, including a three-game sweep in 2016. The only other meeting between the schools came in 2002.
  • The Bisons rank 17th in the nation with 228 walks at the dish. Michael Gigliotti ranks 16th individually with 38 free passes. Cade Sorrells is just behind with 32, followed by Zeke Dodson’s 29. They stand second, third and fifth in the ASUN in walks.
  • Brady Puckett overtook Josh Smith last weekend for the most career complete games in program history with eight. His three this season are the 11th most in the nation.
  • Denton Norman was named the ASUN and TSWA Pitcher of the Week after tossing eight scoreless frames against Kennesaw State last weekend. He will stay in the Sunday role for the duration.
  • Norman leads the team and ranks third in the league with five saves, while his three wins only trail Puckett for the team lead.
  • Lipscomb’s 77 stolen bases lead the ASUN, 23 more than any other team. That total is 15th best in the country.
  • John Pryor leads the team with 23 appearances on the mound. That is the third most in the ASUN and 61st
  • Gigliotti and Lee Solomon are tied for 17th across Division I with 20 stolen bases this season. They only trail Stetson’s Jacob Koos (23) for the league lead.
  • Jeffrey Passantino ranks sixth in the country with an 8.88 strikeout to walk ratio. For the season he has 71 punch outs to just eight walks.
  • Passantino’s 1.00 walks allowed per nine innings pitched is 11th.
  • The Bisons pitching staff has allowed the fewest hits (380) in the conference.
  • In ASUN play, Lipscomb leads the conference in RBI (96), runs scored (103), walks (97) and stolen bases (41). It ranks second in average (.291), OBP (.408), doubles (26), triples (3), homers (13), total bases (225).
  • Hunter Hanks leads all ASUN players in league action with 23 RBI, 21 hits and 42 total bases. His five homers and .667 slugging rank second.
  • Gigliotti has posted a .494 on-base percentage in ASUN play – the second best total in the conference.
  • Jeffrey Crisan leads Lipscomb with a .309 batting average. Jake Perry leads the way with 34 RBI, Solomon with 13 doubles and Gigliotti paces the squad with 37 runs scored.

 

UP NEXT:

Lipscomb hosts Alabama A&M next Tuesday at Dugan Field at 6 p.m