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Special weekend ahead for Bison baseball
Jacksonville (17-34, 6-16 A-Sun)
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Lipscomb (23-26, 12-10 A-Sun)
5/11/2012 | Nashville, Tenn. | Attendance: 562
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: REHWINKEL (6-2) 1.222222
Loss: GREEN (0-5) 0.244310
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GULBRANSEN (JU) 402000
FRANK (JU) 412000
MESSER (LIP) 502100
LOWERY (LIP) 512101
HUTCHINSON (LIP) 322010
STEWART (LIP) 412100

Thursday, May 10, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb baseball team returns home this weekend wrapping up the 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference home slate as Jacksonville makes the trek to the “Music City” for the three-game set at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium in Nashville.

Following Friday night’s series opener that is slated for a 6 p.m. first pitch, Lipscomb (22-26, 11-10 A-Sun) will host “Ken Dugan Day” on Saturday as the Bisons honor the former long-time coach with a pregame ceremony and the presentation of the award that is named in his honor to a current player.  The game will also feature complimentary admission.

“Ken Dugan Day is always a special day,” said Lipscomb head coach Jeff Forehand.  “Coach Dugan is arguably one of the best baseball men to have ever been in our area.  Anytime we have the opportunity to honor him and his family on that day from the Lipscomb family and the Lipscomb baseball family it’s really important because he did a lot to influence a lot of people.

“He did a lot for baseball in the Nashville area and it’s just a great time for everybody around Nashville to remember him and to be able to honor one of our players with the Ken Dugan Award. I think everybody inside of the program recognizes what kind of man Coach Dugan was and what kind of leader he was and if the Ken Dugan Award has your name on it, it’s pretty special.”

The series wraps up with a special Mother’s Day game on Sunday with the Bisons taking the field in special jerseys commemorating the day.

“Another conference series and no matter where it’s played, whether it’s at home or on the road, they’re always big,” said Forehand.  “We’re in a position this year that we haven’t found ourselves in the last couple of years where we can take care of our own fate by handling our business.  We don’t have to worry about what anybody else does. 

“I felt like last weekend we had a great focus on the series and I think will be focused this weekend. It’s going to be just as challenging as last week was but if we’re focused, we’re in charge of our own fate.”

Lipscomb senior Connor Sinclair (6-3, 2.77 ERA) will make his 13th start of the season on Friday night against Jacksonville’s Chris Anderson (5-3, 3.14 ERA).  Saturday will see Bison southpaw junior Chris Nunn (0-2, 4.59 ERA) make just his third start of the season matching up against Dolphin junior righty Drew Woods (0-3, 4.67 ERA).

Jacksonville is scheduled to send Alex McRae (4-6, 3.03 ERA) to the bump on Sunday.  Lipscomb’s Sunday starter is still to be determined.

Tickets are $5 for those ages 13 and up while admission is free for those ages 12 and under. All three games of the series will be broadcast live on ASun.TV with Justin Seamon behind the microphone.