May 16, 2019123456789RHE
North Alabama200000000272
Lipscomb30100101X680
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: KACHMAR (9-3) 8.0622110
Loss: Hunter Davidson (3-4) 6.075414
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Colt Chrestman (UNA) 302000
SORRELLS (LIP) 322101
BASHLOR (LIP) 302000
May 17, 2019123456789RHE
North Alabama000000000040
Lipscomb10003000X470
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: THOMPSON (4-5) 9.040028
Loss: Jacob Laws (1-7) 5.054433
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Kevin Brenning (UNA) 401000
Reid Homan (UNA) 401000
Ben Kiefer (UNA) 301000
Tate Mathis (UNA) 301000
BERTOLANI (LIP) 312000
May 18, 2019123456789RHE
North Alabama000200010392
Lipscomb00100012X490
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: COLON (6-4) 8.093313
Loss: Bryant Claunch (5-2) 1.032202
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Davis Elliott (UNA) 312010
Peyton Sockwell (UNA) 412100
Tate Mathis (UNA) 412201
HOUGHTON (LIP) 402000
Baseball To Close Out Regular Season Versus North Alabama
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
By Jack Bluhm
Baseball To Close Out Regular Season Versus North Alabama

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+.

 

SCOUTING UNA:

  • 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.

 

UP NEXT:

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.