|February 23, 2018||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Tristan Weaver (1-0)||5.0||3||3||2||6||3|
|Loss: COLON (1-1)||1.2||1||1||1||1||1|
|Dane Giesler (INS)||3||2||2||1||2||0|
|Dane Tofteland (INS)||4||1||2||6||0||1|
|Romero Harris (INS)||4||3||2||4||1||2|
|February 24, 2018||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: WOLLERSHEIM (1-0)||3.0||0||0||0||2||4|
|Loss: ORTEGA (0-1)||0.1||0||3||1||2||0|
|February 25, 2018||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: THOMPSON (1-1)||5.0||4||1||1||1||5|
|Loss: ZELLER (0-1)||4.0||5||3||3||3||2|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Off to a 2-2 start, the Lipscomb baseball team returns home this weekend to host the Southern Athletic Field Dirt Classic, as Indian State, Kent State and Fairleigh Dickinson travel to the Music City.
The weekend slate kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday as Lipscomb and Indian State (2-2) get the round-robin tournament underway at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium. The Sycamores and Bisons will be meeting for the second time. ISU took a 10-6 decision at Dugan Field back in 2014.
That contest will feature a matchup of Joshua Colon against southpaw Tristan Weaver.
Saturday will see the Purple and Gold hit the field at 2 p.m. to take on Kent State. Bisons junior righty Chris Kachmar will look to pick up his first career win after getting a no decision in last weekend’s win over UNC Asheville where he pitched 5.0 innings and only gave up two earned runs with eight strikeouts.
Lipscomb will then wrap up the weekend with a 1 p.m. start time against Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday. Freshman Noah Thompson will make his second consecutive Sunday start on the bump. He will face off against righty Corey Zeller of FDU.
Live stats will be available for all three games. There will also be a live video stream available via Facebook Live via the Lipscomb Baseball page.
Around the Horn:
- The bullpen has been the biggest strength for the Bisons this season. They have combined to allow just three runs in 19.0 innings to post a 1.42 ERA.
- The staff’s .203 batting average against is the second lowest mark in the ASUN.
- Lipscomb has drawn 18 walks on the year at the plate, the third most in the league.
- Josh Martinez leads the team with a .385 batting clip. He notched his second career homer and first career triple Tuesday at Tennessee,.
- Zeke Dodson is next on the team at .357, however he does pace the squad with two HR and four RBI.
- Tevin Symonette is the only other Bisons batting over .300 at .313. His five hits are tied for the team high.
- Kachmar paces Lipscomb with eight strikeouts, followed by Colon’s six. They each worked five innings and carry a 3.60 ERA.
- Kyle Kemp is tied for the ASUN high in saves with two. He tossed two perfect ninth innings last weekend with four combined Ks.
Lipscomb will play on the road at Tennessee Tech on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. before coming home to face UT Martin on Wednesday. First pitch at Dugan Field is set for 4 p.m.