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Bisons offense awakens in sweep of UNF in A-Sun doubleheader
Tennyson Dodd
Tennyson Dodd

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Lipscomb Bisons got their offense back on track with 6-3 and 11-4 wins over North Florida Saturday afternoon in Atlantic Sun competition at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.

In the first game North Florida opened with a run. They added one run in the eighth and another in the ninth.

In the fifth inning the Bisons tied the game as Tennyson Dodd led off the inning with home run to left field.

In the sixth the Bisons took a 3-1 lead as Tyler Wilson drove in a run with a single up the middle. Justin Sanders doubled to left center to bring in a run.

The Bisons added tnree runs in the eighth. Wilson drove in one run with a single through the right side. Dodd drove in two runs with a single to center field.

Junior right-hander Josh Smith raised his record to 4-2. He pitched 7.1 innings, allowing four hits and two runs while walking five and striking out nine.

Matt Bowling pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief. He walked one.

Kyle Tognazzini closed out the game with one inning. He gave up three hits and one run. He also struck out two.

The Bisons pounded out 11 hits in game two.

They scored three runs in the first inning, two in the second, one in the third, three in the fourth and one each in the seventh and eighth.

North Florida responded with one run in the fourth, two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth.

M.L. WIlliams and Sanders each had three hits to lead the Bisons.

Sanders also led with a game-high four RBI.

Clay Lehining had two hits and two RBI. Andrew Nickerson drove in two runs.

Lehning had the big hit in the first inning as he drove in Branden Cadadvid and Dodd with a single to center.

With two outs in the second Sanders hit a two-run home run to right center.

Senior right-hander Brandon McClurg evened his record at 3-3.

He pitched seven innings and scattered seven hits. He gave up four runs, three of them earned. He walked two and struck out five.

Bowling closed out the game with two scoreless innings. He walked one and struck out four.

The Bisons are 15-20, 10-5 in the A-Sun. UNF fell to 15-22, 9-9 in the conference.