JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Lipscomb Lady Bisons lost 3-2 Saturday afternoon in nine innings to Jacksonville to close out the three-game Atlantic Sun series.
The Lady Bisons lost the series 1-2.
It was a hard luck day for the Lady Bisons at Pruitt Stadium. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead and Kelly Young shut down the Dolphins until the seventh inning when they tied the game with a two-run home run over the left field fence by Emily Sanchez.
Jacksonville sealed the win when Ashley Simon reached base on an error by Mimi Cartwright at third. She scored the game-winning run on a single up the middle by Lexie Ballard.
Young, 9-10, struck out nine and walked one. She scattered six hits. Two of the runs she allowed were earned.
The Lady Bisons scored both of their runs in the first inning.
Paige Neely led the way at the plate with four hits, half of the total for the Lady Bisons for the day. Baylee Williams connected for two.
The Lady Bisons are 17-20, 5-4 in the A-Sun. Jacksonville is 21-19, 4-5 in the conference.
- Neely finished with four hits for the second game in row, tying her single game season high.
- Abby Fenichel was hit for the 11th time this season. Each time she gets hit she adds to the all-time season high in the NCAA era for the Lady Bisons.
- Brittany Elmore singled, reaching base for the 16th straight game, a season high.
- Jacksonville honored its senior players. The five seniors for the Lady Bisons – Neely, Laura Dukes, Brianne Welch, Gracey Aguirre and Jordan Abell also received flowers from Jacksonville.
The Lady Bisons have a busy week of non-conference games starting with Memphis in a doubleheader Tuesday at 3 at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium. It will be “Think Pink” Day as the Lady Bisons wear their pink jerseys to promote breast cancer awareness.
Wednesday they will host Chattanooga at 5 in a single game.