April 12, 2019123456789RHE
Texas Southern000000200254
Lipscomb10202408X17141
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: KACHMAR (5-2) 7.052018
Loss: Alex Carrillo (2-7) 4.165573
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Victor Cruz (TSU) 302100
SORRELLS (LIP) 522200
BASHLOR (LIP) 412100
GRAVES (LIP) 222340
JONES (LIP) 402100
April 12, 2019123456789RHE
Texas Southern000010310563
Lipscomb11042021011132
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: THOMPSON (1-4) 7.054455
Loss: Noe Guerrero III (2-6) 6.0108813
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Ryan Diaz (TSU) 412000
Victor Cruz (TSU) 412401
WATSON (LIP) 423200
FURSTACE (LIP) 413301
April 13, 20191234567RHE
Texas Southern0001000161
Lipscomb112052X11151
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: COLON (1-3) 6.061013
Loss: Mason Furlong (1-5) 4.064232
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Oscar Ponce (TSU) 303000
GRAVES (LIP) 433100
WATSON (LIP) 323210
Bisons Host Texas Southern In Non-Conference Weekend Series
Thursday, April 11, 2019
By Jack Bluhm
Bisons Host Texas Southern In Non-Conference Weekend Series

NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb baseball team will host Texas Southern for a non-conference series this weekend at Dugan Field.

The series is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Friday, but with poor weather predicted game times may be changed.

The Bisons (15-17, 3-6 ASUN) are coming off two losses during the week to Southeastern Conference members Tennessee and Kentucky. Lipscomb fell to Tennessee in Knoxville on Tuesday 11-2 and lost to Kentucky 6-2 at Dugan Field on Wednesday.

All three games with Texas Southern will be broadcast on Facebook Live via the Lipscomb Baseball page. Live stats will be available as well.

 

PROBABLE STARTERS:

Friday – RHP Chris Kachmar (4-2, 4.50 ERA) vs. TBD

Saturday – LHP Noah Thompson (0-4, 7.71 ERA) vs. TBD

Sunday – RHP Joshua Colon (1-3, 4.18 ERA) vs. TBD

 

SCOUTING TEXAS SOUTHERN:

  • The Tigers come into the contest with an 11-22 overall record and are 7-8 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.
  • The Tigers lost their only midweek matchup against Oklahoma 10-2 on Tuesday in Norman.
  • Over the last 10 games Texas Southern has played .500-baseball going 5-5.
  • The leading hitter for the Tigers is senior outfielder Keanu Van Kuren. He leads the team in a number of different categories that included batting average (.322), at-bats (121), hits (39) and doubles (10).
  • As a team, the Tigers have an 8.41 ERA. Aron Solis has made eight appearances on the season with seven starts and a 5.59 ERA. The senior has thrown two complete games, with one shutout, and leads the team with 59 strikeouts, which 28 more than the next best mark on the squad.

AROUND THE HORN:

  • The Bisons are currently on a five-game losing streak after getting swept by FGCU last weekend and dropping two midweek matchups earlier in the week.
  • The Bisons offense has struggled over the last three games only scoring six runs off of 19 hits.
  • Lipscomb does however have five players hitting .300 or better on the season in Maddux Houghton, Chris Bashlor, Zeke Dodson, Cade Sorrells and Josh Martinez.
  • Houghton leads the squad with a .364 batting average, which is the fourth-best mark in the ASUN.
  • Sorrells leads the Purple and Gold with 34 RBI and four home runs on the season.
  • Bashlor’s .337 batting average ranks second on the squad and eighth in the ASUN.
  • Chris Kachmar has been solid all year long for the Bisons pitching staff. The senior right-hander has solidified his role as the Friday starter and leads the team in strikeouts (47) and innings pitched (44.0)
  • Noah Thompson seems to be getting his groove back after a slow start to the season. In his last start against FGCU the sophomore went 5.1 innings and allowed to earned runs on three hits with three strikeouts.

UP NEXT:

Lipscomb will close out a five-game home stand with a midweek matchup against Middle Tennessee on April 16 with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m.

This will be the second time this season the Bisons and Blue Raiders have met. Lipscomb picked up an 8-6 victory in 11 innings the first time the two ball clubs met on March 19.