NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb baseball team ended their four-game series against Northern Kentucky with a win on Sunday afternoon as the Bisons dominated 12-4 at Dugan Field.
Lipscomb freshman Maddux Haughton broke open the contest with a grand slam in the second inning, his second home run of the season.
The Bisons (6-6) originally loaded the bases as senior Jake Perry walked, sophomore Josh Martinez singled to left, and senior Jeffrey Crisan also singled to left. Junior Tevin Symonette then walked to send in the first run, putting Lipscomb ahead 1-0.
Haughton then came to bat with the bases still loaded and went deep, giving the Bisons a 5-0 lead at the end of the second.
NKU grabbed their first run in the fourth as a pair of errors led to a Norse score.
Lipscomb answered in the sixth with four more runs.
Perry singled to left, then Crisan bashed a two-run homer down the left field line, putting Lipscomb ahead 8-1. It was his second home run of the season.
After Houghton and Thomas each drew walks, junior Zeke Dodson sends home both with a single to give the Bisons a 10-1 lead.
In the eighth, Thomas singled to center. Junior Jackson Furstace followed with Lipscomb’s third home run of the game, and his first of the season, to put the Bisons ahead 12-1.
The Norse scored three runs in the ninth, but it was too little too late for NKU.
Freshman Noah Thompson (2-1) earned the win for the Bisons. He pitched six innings, dealt four strikeouts, and only allowed three hits and one run.
The Bisons took three of the four games against Northern Kentucky in the series.
Around the Horn:
- Seven of Lipscomb’s nine starters registered a hit. Sorrells went 3-5, while freshman Maddux Houghton batted 3-4.
- Senior Dayton Tripp notched the save for the Bisons, his first of the season.
- The Bisons notched 13 hits and left five runners on base.
- NKU moves to 2-9 on the season. Starter Patrick Kelly (0-2) gets the loss for the Norse.
- Crisan went 3-4 at bat, leading the Bisons in hits. Haughton notched a team-best four RBIs.
- Time of game was 2:26 with 179 fans in attendance.
Up Next: Lipscomb will have a quick turnaround as they face Tennessee Tech on Tuesday at 4 p.m. here at Dugan Field.