NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Leaving runners on base is never a good thing.
In a 6-3 loss to Bowling Green State Sunday afternoon at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium the Lipscomb Lady Bisons stranded nine runners. They left the bases loaded in the third inning. They twice left two runners on the base paths.
Lipscomb ended a three-game winning streak and slipped to 17-7. Bowling Green State’s Falcons are 16-9.
The Lady Bisons are closing out the weekend against IUPUI this afternoon.
The Falcons opened the game with a two-out, two-run home run over the left field fence by Kali Holcomb.
Lipscomb took over the lead in the second. Peyton Ward doubled to right center to bring in two runs. Destinee Brewer singled to bring in a third run.
In the fifth Bowling Green State tied the game at 3-3. Laine Simmons started the inning with a double to left center. She scored on a single to center field by Alex Sorgi.
The Falcons doubled their run production for the game with a pair of home runs in the seventh. Simmons led off the inning with a solo shot to left field, her second extra base hit of the game. Aspen Searle closed out the scoring with a two-run shot to left center, also her second hit of the game.
Jordan Fortel started for the Lady Bisons in the circle. She scattered five hits, allowed two runs, both earned. She struck out one and did not walk a batter.
Chloe Yeager, 0-1, threw the final three innings, allowing four hits and four runs, two earned. She walked one and struck out three.
Meredith Miller, 8-4, threw a complete game for the Falcons. She gave up eight hits and three earned runs. She struck out seven and walked three.
- The Lady Bisons stole three bases - Graysen Gladden, Abby Fenichel and Brewer. It was the first stolen base for Brewer this season.
- Ward connected for her first double of the season.
- Sarah Higgins led Lipscomb with two hits, which tied for the game lead. She leads the team with nine multi-hit games.