Monday, March 10, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Having tied the school record by winning seven straight contests, the Lipscomb baseball team looks to make history on Tuesday night at Austin Peay with win No. 8.
The 6 p.m. contest in Clarksville will feature a matchup between Lipscomb freshman southpaw John Pryor and Austin Peay junior righty Mark Hendrick.
The Bisons (9-8) return home this weekend to host Atlantic Sun Conference foe Jacksonville beginning on Friday.
Lipscomb – John Pryor – FR – LHP – 1-0, 4.80 ERA, 15.0 IP, 20 K, 9 BB
Austin Peay – Mark Hendrick – JR – 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3.0 IP, 1 K, 3 BB
Around the horn:
- Senior outfielder Drew Adams was named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week on Monday for his efforts in leading the Bisons to a 5-0 finish last week. The veteran hit .389 with 10 RBIs, 2 triples and a home run. The award marks the second-straight week that a Bison has picked up the honor after Grant Massey did so a week ago. It is the first time in school history that the Bisons have claimed back-to-back A-Sun Player of the Week honors.
- Junior shortstop Grant Massey has shown tremendous patience early in the season and leads the Atlantic Sun and ranks second nationally with 19 walks. He ranks just ahead of fellow middle infielder Mike Korte, who’s 17 walks rank him second in the league and tied for eighth in the country. As a team, the Bisons rank fourth in the nation with 99 total team walks trailing Oregon State, Dallas Baptist and Mississippi State.
- With 41 doubles on the season, the Bisons rank tied for second in the nation with Vanderbilt and trail only Kentucky’s 45. Lipscomb also ranks in the top five nationally in runs scored with 127 coming across the dish.
- Lipscomb’s 11 triples ranks tied for tops in the nation with Arizona, Texas Tech and Long Beach State.
- The Bisons have turned 16 pitcher’s best friends so far in 2014. That figure ranks atop the Atlantic Sun and tied for 17th nationally.
- The Purple and Gold lead the Atlantic Sun Conference in batting average (.296), runs (127), doubles (41), triples (11) and walks (99).