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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: DORSO (1-1) 4.041113
Loss: ANDREWS (2-3) 5.043235
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DODSON (LIP) 211020
CRISAN (LIP) 401000
HOUGHTON (LIP) 401000
FURSTACE (LIP) 401000
SHIPLEY (PUR) 402000
HUNTER (PUR) 502000
McGOWAN (PUR) 302010
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: STROH (3-0) 5.042261
Loss: KACHMAR (1-1) 4.185516
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
HOUGHTON (LIP) 302010
SHIPLEY (PUR) 422000
DALESANDRO (PUR) 312210
McGOWAN (PUR) 412100
Baseball splits Friday twinbill with Purdue
Friday, March 23, 2018
Baseball splits Friday twinbill with Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Lipscomb and Purdue split their baseball doubleheader Friday at Alexander Field. The Bisons came away with a 3-1 win in the series opener before the Boilermakers answered with a 6-2 win the nightcap of the twinbill.

The teams will try to complete the series on Saturday with a noon first pitch, weather permitting. The forecast calls for 3-5 inches of snow on Saturday, therefore if the game cannot be played then, it would be moved to noon on Sunday.

Lipscomb moved to 10-13 on the year, while Purdue is now 10-10.

 

GAME ONE
Lipscomb took down Purdue 3-1 in the first game of the doubleheader. The win was the Bisons first on the road this season.

The teams were engaged in a pitcher’s duel for most of the afternoon, with Purdue tossing seven scoreless frames and Lipscomb turning in eight.

The Bisons struck first, putting up a pair of run in the opening inning. Singles from Blake Thomas and Jeffrey Crisan, coupled with a walk from Zeke Dodson, loaded the bases for the Purple and Gold with one out. Junior Tevin Symonette then drew a free pass to plate the first run. Redshirt freshman Chris Bashlor followed with a hit-by-pitch to bring home Dodson and give Lipscomb a 2-0 advantage.

Purdue cut into the lead in the second inning with a bases-loaded wild pitch that allowed a runner to score from third, making it 2-1.

Lipscomb tacked on the final run in the opener when Cade Sorrells drew a walk and then scored two batters later on a passed ball.

The Bisons welcomed Joshua Colon back to the rotation after being sidelined the last month. However, his return didn’t last long as he was removed after just one inning of work, where he surrendered one hit and one walk.

Junior Alex Dorso worked 4.0 innings in relief to earn his first victory of the season. The southpaw kept the Boilermaker’s lineup at bay with just one run on four hits. He struck out a team-high three batters.

Robbie Knox picked up his third save of the season by tossing the ninth.

 

NOTES:

  • Dorso improved to 1-1 on the season.
  • Sorrells pushed his reached-base streak to 22 games. He was 0-for-3 with two runs and a walk.
  • Lipscomb was outhit 8-5 in the opener and left five runners on base. Purdue stranded 10.
  • Dodson swiped his third stolen base of the year.

 

GAME TWO

Bisons starter Chris Kachmar (1-1) ran into trouble in the bottom of the first to put Lipscomb behind early. The Boilermakers took advantage of a pair of wild pitches to go along with four base knocks to grab a 3-0 lead. The big blow came on a 2-RBI double down the right field line with two outs by Evan Kennedy. An inning later, Nick Dalesandro gave Purdue a 5-0 lead with a single to center that brought home a pair runs.

After mustering just two hits through the first five innings, Lipscomb finally got on the board in the top of the sixth. Following a leadoff single by Symonette, senior backstop Jake Perry hammered a pitch down the left field line for his first home run of the season to cut the deficit to 5-2. Perry had seven long balls a season ago.

The Boilermakers recorded the last tally of the night in the bottom of the seventh on a RBI-double from Jason McGowan.

Kachmar turned in his first loss of the season after tossing 4.1 frames. Purdue touched the junior for five runs on eight hits. Kachmar did add to his team-leading strikeout total with six punchouts.

 

NOTES:

  • Maddux Houghton was the only Bison with multiple hits (2-for-3) in game two.
  • Perry drew three walks. Thomas drew two.
  • Lipscomb stranded 11 baserunners, compared to eight for Purdue.
  • The Bisons were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
  • Dodson recorded his fifth double of the year. He has now reached base in 18 straight outings.
  • Thomas stole his ASUN-leading 12th stolen base.