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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: KACHMAR (3-0) 6.010035
Loss: N. Dombkowsk (0-2) 6.042219
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Z. Ardito (HARTFORD) 402000
HOUGHTON (LIP) 403300
March 10, 2019123456789RHE
Hartford000231200870
Lipscomb01101600X9112
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: HABEGGER (1-1) 1.000011
Loss: Jake Regula (0-4) 0.246640
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Drew Holtgrieve (HARTFORD) 502000
SYMONETTE (LIP) 422111
DODSON (LIP) 422210
BASHLOR (LIP) 422010
HOUGHTON (LIP) 312120
Baseball Set to Host Hartford for Weekend Series
Thursday, March 7, 2019
By Jack Bluhm
Baseball Set to Host Hartford for Weekend Series

NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb baseball team continues its busy week with a three-game series versus Hartford at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.

The games are scheduled to begin on Friday at 4 p.m. and will continue with tilts on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Inclement weather is predicted to roll through the Nashville area on Friday and Saturday, so be sure to check back for further updates. Sunday’s game will also be rescheduled for a 10:00 a.m. start if the Lipscomb men’s basketball team advances to the ASUN Conference Tournament Championship Game, which will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at Allen Arena.

The Bisons (5-6) split their two midweek matchups losing to Austin Peay on Tuesday 12-11, but bounced back with a 3-2 win over Memphis on Wednesday.

Lipscomb had its first walk-off win of the season against Memphis as junior Brian Moore crushed a triple to left center field with two outs scoring Maddux Houghton from first. The pitching combo of Matthew Maldonado, Erik Gutierrez and Caleb Brenczewski held the Tigers to just five hits and did not allow a run after the third inning.

Live stats will be available for all three games and all the games will be streamed on Facebook Live via the Lipscomb Baseball page.

 

PROBABLE STARTERS:

Friday – RHP Chris Kachmar (2-0, 3.71 ERA) vs. TBD

Saturday – LHP Noah Thompson (0-3, 14.40 ERA) vs. TBD

Sunday – RHP Josh Colon (Making first start of the season) vs. TBD

 

SCOUTING HARTFORD:

  • The Hawks have an overall record of 0-6 for the 2019 season getting swept by UC Santa Barbara and Abilene Christian.
  • In 2018, Hartford won both the America East Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships paving the way for the program’s first ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
  • Sophomore Nicholas Dombkowski was recently named America East Pitcher of the Week. In his last start against Abilene Christian Dombkowski gave up three hits, one run and struck out 10 batters. For the season Dombkowski has a record of 0-1 with an ERA of 4.76 and 13 strikeouts over 11.1 innings of work.
  • John Thrasher paces the Hawks in hitting with a batting average of .400. Thrasher is also the team leader in hits (8), doubles (3), RBI (4), total bases (11) and slugging percentage (.550).

 

AROUND THE HORN:

  • Chris Bashlor continues his hot start to the season hitting .432 at the plate to lead the Bisons. He also leads the team in hits (16), home runs (2) and RBI (12).
  • Senior Zeke Dodson is hitting the ball at a .378 clip for the second best mark on the squad. Dodson has scored 11 runs on the season, which leads the team.
  • Tevin Symonette leads in Bisons in walks with 10 and stolen bases with six swipes in seven attempts.
  • Kachmar has thrown the most innings for the Bisons pitching staff with 17.0 for the season in his three starts.
  • Tyler Guilfoil (1-0) has been dominating in his four appearances. The freshman leads Lipscomb with a 0.64 ERA, 23 strikeouts and has allowed only five hits.