NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb baseball kicked off its Purple and Gold World Series Wednesday afternoon with a 7-2 Black victory at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium. The Bisons concluded play after seven innings.
Junior outfielder Von Watson put the first runs of the series on the board with a 2-run, two-out double into right centerfield in the top of the first inning. Watson finished the afternoon with two base knocks.
Black doubled its lead at 4-0 an inning later when senior shortstop Blake Thomas drew a bases-loaded walk followed by an RBI groundout from junior first baseman Cade Sorrells.
In the home half of the second, Purple cut into the lead with a solo shot to left field off the bat of catcher Chris Bashlor.
Team Black extended its lead to 5-1 in the top of the third after freshman Carson Wright dropped a ball into shallow center just out of the reach of a diving Josh Martinez.
Purple went to the long ball once again when trying to trim its deficit in the bottom of the third. This time it was senior second baseman Lee Solomon with a bomb to left.
Senior Quinn Moynihan reached on an error in the top of the fourth for Black, allowing two runs to cross the plate and make it 7-2.
Lipscomb is back in action for Game 2 of the World Series Thursday at 3 p.m. Fans are welcome to come out and get a glimpse of the 2018 Diamond Bisons.