March 16, 2019123456789RHE
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: HABEGGER (2-1) 3.041106
Loss: G. Smith (3-1) 5.023364
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
SYMONETTE (LIP) 422200
SORRELLS (LIP) 422411
West (OSU) 522000
Bisons Bounce Back with Big Win Over Ohio State
Saturday, March 16, 2019
By Jack Bluhm
Bisons Bounce Back with Big Win Over Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Lipscomb baseball team bounced back and picked up a 9-3 win over Ohio State in the second game of the weekend series.

The Bisons (10-7) and Buckeyes (8-10) were locked in a pitchers duel with Noah Thompson and Griffan Smith on the mound for the two ball clubs. Neither team recorded a hit until the fourth inning when Ohio State’s Brady Cherry doubled to left center. Cherry would come around to score on a sacrifice fly to give Ohio State a 1-0 lead.

Lipscomb would come back in the top of the fifth and score three runs, all with two outs, thanks to a two-RBI double off the top of the wall in left center by Tevin Symonette plating Haddon Adams and Jarrett O’Leary. Senior Zeke Dodson would follow Symonette with a double of his own to put the Bisons on top 3-1.

After the Buckeyes cut the Bisons lead to 3-2 with another sacrifice fly, Lipscomb would answer with two runs in the sixth. Cade Sorrells came around to score on a wild pitch and Ty Jones scored on a bloop-single to center off the bat of O’Leary.

Ohio State made its biggest threat of a comeback in the seventh. Following a double by Noah West, Dominic Canzone hit a triple to straight away center field getting the Buckeyes back within two runs. With Canzone on third, Max Habegger got the Bisons out of the inning with a big strike out of Ohio State’s best hitter, Cherry, on a breaking ball on the outside corner.

The Bisons put the game out of reach in the top of the ninth with a grand slam from Sorrells over the right field wall to secure the victory.

AROUND THE HORN:

  • Sorrells’ grand slam was the first of the season and his second home run on the year.
  • The Bisons showed patience at the plate, reaching base via walk 12 times.
  • Lipscomb swiped five bags in the game compared to one by Ohio State.
  • Habegger went 3.0 innings and struck out six batters in a relief appearance.

UP NEXT:

The Bisons and Buckeyes will play in rubber match to end the weekend. First pitch is scheduled for noon (CST).