JACKSONVILLE – The Lipscomb baseball team was swept in its first conference action of the 2019 season losing in the series finale to Jacksonville 3-2 Sunday afternoon at John Sessions Stadium.
The Bisons (11-11, 0-3 ASUN) struggled to find their groove at the plate against Jacksonville only producing two hits for the entire game.
AJ Jones had his stuff working on the mound for the Dolphins (15-9, 3-0 ASUN) striking out nine batters over 8.2 innings of work. Jones retired 25 straight Bisons until Ty Jones walked in the top of the ninth.
The Bisons showed signs of life in the top of the ninth, however. After Jones walked, Josh Martinez reached on a throwing error putting the two Bisons at second and third for Cade Sorrells. Sorrells would provide with a single back up the middle scoring Jones and Martinez to make it 3-2.
Chris Bashlor followed Sorrells reaching on the second error of the inning for Jacksonville putting runners on first and second with two outs for Lipscomb. Maddux Houghton looked to keep the rally going, but hit into a fielders choice to end the game.
Jacksonville scored its three runs all off of Lipscomb starter Joshua Colon. Dakota Julylia came around to score on a wild pitch in the first, Angel Camacho lined a RBI single up the middle in the third and Cory Garrastazu recorded a sacrifice fly in the fourth.
Despite giving up three runs, Colon had an otherwise solid outing for the Bisons. Over six innings of work the senior allowed four hits, three walks and struck out four Dolphins.
AROUND THE HORN:
- All three games in the weekend series were decided by one run.
- Lipscomb’s two hits were the lowest mark for the season.
- Sorrells drove in seven out of the 11 Bisons runs in the series.
- This is the second time the Purple and Gold have been swept this season.
Lipscomb will return to the Music City for a midweek matchup with No. 8 Vanderbilt. The game will be held at First Tennessee Park with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m.