NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb baseball team entered Sunday’s contest against Jacksonville hoping to win their second consecutive ASUN conference series.
The Dolphins had other plans.
Jacksonville pounded out 18 hits in a 17-6, rubber-game victory over the Bisons at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.
Six Dolphins registered multi-hit performances, including Scott Dubrule, Angel Camacho, and Sam Armstrong, who each finished with three hits apiece.
The Bisons (14-16, 3-3 ASUN) got on the board with three runs in the bottom of the second. Chris Bashlor’s single to center plated Jeffrey Crisan, and Lee Solomon brought in two more with a double just two batters later.
From there, the Jacksonville bats got going and the contest quickly turned south for the Bisons.
The Dolphins (21-12, 3-2 ASUN) tagged Lipscomb starter Noah Thompson for 6 runs in four innings of work. Senior Dayton Tripp relieved Thompson and gave up four runs of his own.
Each subsequent call to the bullpen failed to stop the bleeding. Alex Dorso (one run allowed), Nicko Ortega (two runs), Max Habegger (three runs) and Adam Stewart (one run) were all unable to keep the Dolphins in check.
Lipscomb showed signs of life in the seventh, although the game's result was all but decided. Cade Sorrells launched a 2-run bomb off the scoreboard in right, and Jake Perry sent a no-doubter over the left field fence to trim Jacksonville’s lead to 17-6.
Around the Horn:
- The Bisons are now 19-29 all-time against Jacksonville.
- Blake Thomas went finished 0-for-4, ending his 24-game on-base streak.
- Tevin Symonette extended his on-base streak to 17 games with a single in the second. The junior also has an 8-game hitting streak.
- Jacksonville starter Spencer Stockton picked up his third win of the season. The senior went 6.1 innings and allowed five runs while striking out four Bisons.
- The Dolphins recorded six extra-base hits, including five doubles and one triple.
- Crisan went 2-for-3 at the plate to raise his average to a team-best .346.
- Thompson was saddled with the loss. The freshman is now 3-2 with a 3.25 ERA.
- Freshman Palmer Steventon made his 6th appearance of the year and tossed a scoreless ninth.
- Sorrells’ homer was his first of the season, while Perry’s blast was his second.
- Time of game was 3:33 with 167 fans in attendance at Dugan Field.
Lipscomb will be back in action on Tuesday evening when Austin Peay (18-14) comes to town. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Dugan Field. Tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE.