JACKSONVILLE – The Lipscomb baseball team dropped the first game of ASUN Conference play to Jacksonville 6-5 at John Sessions Stadium Friday night.
The Bisons (11-9, 0-1 ASUN) started the scoring and were able to jump out to a 4-0 lead after the top of the third. Senior Cade Sorrells had a RBI groundout to plate the first run of the game in the top of the second and came up big with two-RBI double one inning later after Zeke Dodson legged out a RBI infield single to give Lipscomb a four run lead.
The Dolphins (13-9, 1-0 ASUN) would retaliate, however, scoring six unanswered runs to take the lead. Jacksonville would cut the Lipscomb lead in half in the bottom of third plating two runs on a single by Angel Camacho and a wild pitch.
Camacho would strike again in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run homer over the left field wall knotting the score up at four runs apiece, followed by a RBI single from Duncan Hunter a couple batter later to give the Dolphins a 5-4 lead. Jacksonville would plate its sixth run of the game on a RBI single back up the middle in the bottom of the sixth.
Lipscomb would threaten to make a comeback in the top of the ninth after Jarrett O’Leary would cut the deficit to one with a sacrifice fly, but would come up short as Maddux Houghton popped out to end the game.
Chris Kachmar suffered his second loss of the season. The senior allowed six hits, five earned runs, walked four and struck out six over five innings of work.
AROUND THE HORN:
- Between the two teams there were six stolen bases. Lipscomb had two and Jacksonville had four.
- Lipscomb was caught stealing three times compared to once for Jacksonville.
- Sorrells is now tied for the team lead in RBI with 18 after recording three on the night.
- The leadoff man for Jacksonville didn’t reach until the bottom of the eighth inning.
- The Bisons didn’t record a hit after the third inning until a single from Dodson in the eighth.
The same two teams will lace them up again tomorrow for the second game of the weekend series. First pitch will be at 6 p.m.