NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb baseball team was no match for hot-hitting Tennessee Tech on Tuesday, as the Golden Eagles came to Ken Dugan Field and walked away with a 17-6 victory.
Tennessee Tech (7-4) touched seven Bison pitchers for four doubles, one home run and 12 hits.
Lipscomb (6-7) came out of the gates hot with runs in three of the first four innings, including four scores in the second frame to take a 5-0 lead.
Following back-to-back singles in the second from Jeffrey Crisan and Tevin Symonette, freshman outfielder Maddux Houghton doubled to center field to knock both runner in. Jackson Furstace followed with a sacrifice fly. Blake Thomas knocked in Houghton and then Cade Sorrells brought Thomas around with a ground ball to second.
The Golden Eagles responded with 11 runs combined in the fourth and fifth innings, thanks in part to four Lipscomb errors, and then finished things off with three runs in each of the final two stanzas.
Zeke Dodson led the Bisons with two hits, including a RBI-single in the opening frame. Six other players each recorded one hit.
Max Habegger got the nod on the mound for Jeff Forehand’s squad. After shutting out the explosive offense through the first three innings, Habegger allowed the three straight batters to reach base before being lifted. He allowed three runs, just one earned, on three hits and three walks.
Robbie Knox was tagged with the loss in 2.1 innings of relief, although all five of his runs allowed were unearned. He falls to 1-1 on the year.
- Thomas went 1-for-5 with two runs, two stolen bases and a RBI.
- Sorrells drew a team-high two walks.
- Tennessee Tech stranded 10 runners. Lipscomb left six.
- The Bisons pitching staff surrendered 13 walks to just six strikeouts in the defeat.
- Four Golden Eagles scored three runs, and recorded multiple RBI.
- Time of game was 3:55
Lipscomb welcomes the University of Michigan to Ken Dugan Field for three games this weekend. Friday’s opener is set for 4 p.m.