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Lady Bisons softball is hosting Fall Classic Tournament

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sept. 27, 2007

It may be Fall, but that doesn't mean that the Lipscomb softball program is just waiting around until Spring.

Saturday the Lady Bisons are hosting the Lady Bison Fall Classic. The Lady Bisons, Belmont University, Middle Tennessee State and Tennessee State will play in a round-robin tournament Saturday with a full day of activities.

"There will be a laid-back atmosphere," said Lady Bisons coach Kristin Peck. "But at the same time everyone wants to win, too."

At 9 a.m. Belmont will play Tennessee State followed by the Lady Bisons and Tennessee State at 11.

After lunch Belmont and Middle Tennessee State play at 1 followed by the Lady Bisons against Belmont at 3, Tennessee State against Middle Tennessee State at 5 and the Lady Bisons facing Middle Tennessee State at 7 to close out the day.

"Everybody in the Fall is playing around with their lineups," said Peck. "They are getting new players on the field and working with different combinations.

"It is a good test for everybody. Everyone is playing three games. No one is going to walk away thinking they didn't get anything out of it."

Like the other coaches Peck will be taking a closer look at her team. She will have Christen Campbell and Alaina Jacobson, a transfer from the University of Missouri, handling the pitching duties.

"Alaina is not a pitcher that is going to overpower a hitter," Peck said. "She has a great work ethic. She understands the game very well and understands what we are trying to do with each hitter.

"She knows her strengths and weaknesses. She is a movement pitcher. She is going to rely on her spins and her movement to keep hitters off balance. You want her on the field in big situations."

She joins Christy Grisham and Kim Jacobson, no relation, on the pitching staff.

"Christen took some time off during the summer because she was our workhorse for so long," Peck said. "She is hitting the ball really well this fall."