NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Lipscomb baseball team had a chance to snap its four-game losing streak on Tuesday afternoon, but Austin Peay had other ideas. The Governors squeaked past the Bisons with a 3-2, extra-inning win at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.
Austin Peay freshman second baseman Max Remy had all three RBI for Austin Peay, including his go-ahead single in the top of the 11th that eventually gave the Governors the win.
Lipscomb starter Dayton Tripp did not have his best stuff, but still managed to produce a nice outing for. The transfer from Rend Lake College went seven innings and gave up just one run and struck out one batter.
Austin Peay (24-27) got on the board in the second when Remy lined an RBI single that plated Dre Gleason.
Governor starter Landon Kelly shut Lipscomb down in the early going and carried a no-hitter into the fifth. Blake Thomas broke up the no-hit bid by beating out an infield single in the fifth, and Kelly was pulled in the top of the sixth. He finished his first start of the season with five scoreless innings and three strikeouts.
Lipscomb (26-24) knotted the game at one thanks to an RBI groundout by Cade Sorrells in the bottom of the sixth. Two innings later, Sorrells lined a single up the middle to score Michael Gigliotti and give the Bisons a 2-1 lead.
In the top of the ninth, Remy tied the game at 2-2 with a perfectly-placed bunt down the first base line. The Bisons were unable to answer in the bottom of the frame, sending the game into extra innings and setting the stage for Remy in the 11th.
Adam Stewart pitched the final four frames for the Bisons and gave up a pair of runs. He took the loss and his record fell to 2-3 on the year.
AROUND THE HORN:
- Gigliotti’s pair of stolen bases pushed his season total to 31 – the second most in a single season in program history. Tyler Wilson holds the top spot with 40.
- Gigliotti also extended his on-base streak to 26 games.
- The Bisons added to their school stolen bases record with seven swipes on Tuesday and now have 108 total stolen bases on the season.
- Sorrells went 1-for-5 with two RBI. His season total now sits at 41, which leads the team.
- Tripp lowered his ERA to 5.96 and also threw 16 first pitch strikes against the Govs.
- Lipscomb managed just six hits and three walks in the contest.
- Thomas went 2-for-5 and was the only Lipscomb batter to register multiple hits.
- Lee Solomon stole his 23rd bag in the loss, while Thomas picked up two, to give him 13.
The Bisons will wrap up the regular season with its final ASUN conference series as the Stetson Hatters come to town. Game one is slated for a 6 p.m. on Thursday at Dugan Field.