|May 16, 2019||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: KACHMAR (9-3)||8.0||6||2||2||1||10|
|Loss: Hunter Davidson (3-4)||6.0||7||5||4||1||4|
|Colt Chrestman (UNA)||3||0||2||0||0||0|
|May 17, 2019||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: THOMPSON (4-5)||9.0||4||0||0||2||8|
|Loss: Jacob Laws (1-7)||5.0||5||4||4||3||3|
|Kevin Brenning (UNA)||4||0||1||0||0||0|
|Reid Homan (UNA)||4||0||1||0||0||0|
|Ben Kiefer (UNA)||3||0||1||0||0||0|
|Tate Mathis (UNA)||3||0||1||0||0||0|
|May 18, 2019||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: COLON (6-4)||8.0||9||3||3||1||3|
|Loss: Bryant Claunch (5-2)||1.0||3||2||2||0||2|
|Davis Elliott (UNA)||3||1||2||0||1||0|
|Peyton Sockwell (UNA)||4||1||2||1||0||0|
|Tate Mathis (UNA)||4||1||2||2||0||1|
NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb baseball is set to close out its regular season this weekend with a three-game series versus North Alabama at Dugan Field.
The series is an important one for the Bisons (27-23, 11-10 ASUN) as it will have an impact on seeding for the ASUN Championship. Lipscomb currently sits in fifth place with Stetson and Kennesaw State just two games behind. The top-six teams in the conference make the tournament.
Lipscomb and North Alabama will hit the diamond to begin the series on Thursday at 6 p.m. Friday’s contest will also start at 6 p.m., while the series finale on Saturday will have a 1 p.m. start time.
Saturday’s game will also be the announcement of the 2019 Dugan Award winner. There will be a brief ceremony before the matchup to honor this year’s winner.
All three games will have live stats available and will be broadcast on ESPN+.
- This will be the first ever meeting between the two ball clubs at the Division I level.
- North Alabama has an overall record of 16-35 and sit in eighth place in the ASUN standings with a conference record of 7-13.
- The Lions came up short in their midweek matchup at Auburn and lost 8-7 in 11 innings.
- Ben Kiefer boasts one of the top-bats in the UNA lineup. The junior catcher has a batting average of .301 and ranks second on the team with 49 hits on the season.
- The Lions post a team ERA of 6.14 and are led by reliever Bryant Claunch. Claunch leds the Lions with a record of 5-1 and a 3.27 ERA over 55.0 innings of work.
AROUND THE HORN:
- The Bisons come into the contest losing their first conference series in their last four tries after coming away with just one win at Liberty last weekend.
- Lipscomb boasts an impressive home record of 21-9 on the season.
- Maddux Houghton continues to be one of the top-bats in the ASUN with an average of .328, which leads Lipscomb and ranks fourth in the conference.
- Tevin Symonette has been on a power surge as of late. The senior has hit five of his seven home runs over the past 10 games.
- Chris Kachmar was named the ASUN Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive week after tossing his second straight complete game in a 9-1 victory over Liberty.
Stetson will host the ASUN Championship next week. The tournament will be from May 22-25 and the Bisons will need some wins as well as losses from Stetson and Kennesaw State to secure their spot.