FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Lipscomb baseball team was swept by FGCU losing Sunday’s series finale 6-2.
The Bisons (15-15, 3-6 ASUN) struggled out of the gate giving up three runs in the first inning. The Eagles (22-9, 4-2 ASUN) were able to touch up Lipscomb starter Joshua Colon from the get go with a RBI double and two RBI groundouts.
FGCU continued its hot start in the second inning by plating its fourth run on a single through the right side by Alex Brait.
The Bisons were able to breakthrough on the scoreboard with a RBI single from Maddux Houghton in the top of the fourth to make it a 4-1 ballgame
Colon was able to settle down after the second inning and allowed only one base runner until the top of the sixth. After a lead off single and two groundouts, Anthony Gonnella stepped up to the plate for the Eagles and launched a two-run homer increasing the FGCU lead to five.
Needing a comeback, the Bisons were able to make a dent in FGCU’s lead in the top of the eighth with a solo home run from Haddon Adams, but the rest of the offense was unable to find its rhythm as the Purple and Gold were shutdown in the top of the ninth.
AROUND THE HORN:
- Adams’ home run was his first of the season.
- Colon finished the day going 7.0 innings and allowed five earned runs and struck out five Eagles batters.
- The Bisons out-hit the Eagles nine to eight.
- All three of Lipscomb’s conference series’ this year have involved one team getting swept. The Bisons swept Kennesaw State in their series March 29-31 and the Bisons were swept by Jacksonville to open up conference play March 22-24.
The Bisons will return to action for two midweek matchups versus Tennessee and Kentucky on April 9 and 10.
Tuesday’s game against the Vols will be in Knoxville with first pitch scheduled for 5 p.m. and Wednesday’s game with the Wildcats will be held at Dugan Field with first pitch at 6 p.m.