NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb baseball team swept Texas Southern in its weekend series at Dugan Field with an 11-1 victory Saturday afternoon.
The Bisons (18-17, 3-6 ASUN) had a similar performance on Saturday as they did in their doubleheader the day before with the formula of solid pitching and good offense.
Senior right-hander Joshua Colon took the hill for Lipscomb and delivered. Over six innings of work Colon allowed six hits, zero earned runs and struck out three batters.
The Lipscomb offense continued to produce runs from the get go and was able to take lead in the bottom of the first. The Bisons were able to get their first three batters on to load the bases and Chris Bashlor recorded a RBI-groundout to make it 1-0.
The Purple and Gold continued its good start by plating three more runs over the next two innings to hold a 4-0 through three innings. Jackson Furstace drove in David Graves with a sacrifice bunt in the second and Ty Jones and Bashlor scored on a passed ball and throwing error on the Texas Southern catcher in the third.
The Bisons would seize control in the fifth with five runs. Graves started the scoring with a RBI single, Von Watson followed with a two-RBI triple and later scored on a wild pitch and Cade Sorrells knocked in the fifth run on single through the right side.
Lipscomb continued to pile up the runs and scored two more in the sixth with RBI singles from Chaz Bertolani and Haddon Adams to make it an 11-1 ballgame.
The lone run by Texas Southern came in the fourth on a RBI groundout by Austin Garcia.
The game was called after the top of the seventh due to a travel curfew for Texas Southern.
“Any time you play a ballgame like that and get the win it’s great,” head coach Jeff Forehand said. “If we get the bats going like we did this weekend and get the bullpen moving, doing some things we know they are capable of, we’re going to be in good shape coming for this next stretch.”
AROUND THE HORN:
- The Bisons recorded double-digit hits and runs in all three games of the series.
- Lipscomb had its second highest hit total of the season with 15 in the third game of the series.
- Graves went 3-for-4 at the dish with two doubles, one RBI and three runs scored.
- Watson finished 3-for-3 with a double, a triple, two RBI and a run scored.
- Adam Stewart came on to pitch the seventh and set down the Tigers in order on 11 pitches.
- The Bisons are now one game over .500 on the season with an 18-17 record.
Lipscomb will continue its home stand with a midweek matchup versus Middle Tennessee on April 16. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.