April 02, 20161234567RHE
Florida Gulf Coast0320004971
Lipscomb0001010271
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: RANDOLPH (8-3) 7.072218
Loss: SANDERS (8-11) 6.078543
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
MCAVOY (FGCU) 422000
ROSS (FGCU) 302200
ELMORE (LIP) 401000
FENICHEL (LIP) 311000
HIGGINS (LIP) 301100
WILLIAMS (LIP) 311000
PLOCHECK (LIP) 301100
YOUNG (LIP) 301000
BADDLEY (LIP) 301000
April 02, 201612345RHE
Florida Gulf Coast00000012
Lipscomb3060X990
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: YOUNG (9-5) 5.010015
Loss: DOBSON (3-6) 2.065501
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
VERDERESE (FGCU) 201000
ELMORE (LIP) 322000
BREWER (LIP) 322100
HIGGINS (LIP) 312300
April 03, 20161234567RHE
Florida Gulf Coast0000010150
Lipscomb002040X691
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: YOUNG (10-5) 7.051147
Loss: RANDOLPH (8-4) 4.175526
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
INNAMORATO (FGCU) 302100
ELMORE (LIP) 422000
BREWER (LIP) 412000
PLOCHECK (LIP) 302200
Softball set to host FGCU
Friday, April 1, 2016
By Mark McGee
Softball set to host FGCU

NASHVILLE, Teen. – Based on the results in the first couple of weeks it would appear the Atlantic Sun softball season is going to be a series of three-game grinds.

Saturday and Sunday Lipscomb will be hosting Florida Gulf Coast at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium. A doubleheader begins at 1 p.m. A single game is scheduled for Sunday at 1. Saturday will be “Senior Day” since this is the last A-Sun home series of the season for Lipscomb. The Lady Bisons will close out conference play with three road series.

Lipscomb enters the weekend with an 18-17 overall record, 3-3 in the A-Sun. FGCU is also 18-17 overall, 2-1 in the conference.

Live stats will be available on Lipscombsports.com. All three games can be seen live on ESPN3.

FGCU opened A-Sun play winning two of three games against USC Upstate. Lipscomb won two-out-of-three from Jacksonville. The Lady Bisons have lost three games in a row.

Lipscomb has a 12-7 advantage in the overall series with wins in nine of the last 10 games. FGCU has never won a series against Lipscomb.

Scouting FGCU: Freshmen are playing key roles for FGCUI. Racquel Fournet leads the conference in hitting with a .394 average. She is one of five players batting more than .300.

Riley Randolph leads the team with a 7-3 record and a 1.49 earned run average.

National rankings: As a team the Lady Bisons are 59th with a 2.77 ERA and 82nd with an average of 1.31 stolen bases per game.

Kasey Gibson is 32nd in sacrifice hits with an average of .26 per game.

Sarah Higgins is 36 in home runs with nine. Higgins is 82nd with a .724 slugging percentage.

Kelly Young is 18th in strikeouts per seven innings with 9.4 per game. She is 23rd in strikeouts with 123.

A-Sun rankings: Higgins is second to Fournet in batting with a .381 average. She leads the conference in slugging percentage. She is second in total bases with 76. She is fourth with a .444 on-base percentage. She is fifth in hits with 40 and runs batted in with 27. She is tied for third in home runs.

Gibson leads in sac bunts with nine.

Abby Fenichel has been hit by a pitch nine times this season, ranking her third in the category.

Young is first with a .210 opposing batting average. Tanner Sanders is tied for third at .222.

Young is second in strikeouts and Sanders is third with 102. Young and Sanders are tied with each getting 34 batters to strikeout looking.

Sanders is third in innings pitched with 115.1. She is fourth with a 2.00 ERA.