|March 24, 2018||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: BIGGERSTAFF (9-5)||7.0||3||0||0||4||11|
|Loss: JORDAN (11-1)||7.0||7||4||4||2||3|
|March 25, 2018||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||R||H||E|
|Win: JORDAN (12-1)||2.0||0||0||0||2||0|
|Loss: BIGGERSTAFF (9-6)||3.2||6||5||4||2||2|
|March 25, 2018||1||2||3||4||5||R||H||E|
|Win: HILL (7-2)||5.0||3||0||0||1||1|
|Loss: JORDAN (12-2)||5.0||5||2||1||3||3|
NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb softball team is set to begin ASUN play over the weekend as the Lady Bisons welcome the three-time defending ASUN champions USC Upstate for a three-game series.
The Lady Bisons (18-7) will begin play with a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. with game two starting at approximately 3 p.m.
The two teams will close out the series on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Scouting the Spartans:
- The Spartans enter the weekend 19-9, but on a three-game losing streak.
- Upstate currently ranks 71st in RPI.
- Karla Beasley leads the Spartans at the plate with a .395 batting average and seven home runs.
- Erin Hill sports a 6-2 record and a 1.36 ERA on the mound for Upstate.
- Last weekend, Lipscomb hosted a round robin with IUPUI and Bowling Green. Lipscomb went 3-1, with the lone loss coming against BGSU.
- After the first RPI rankings of the season were released, Lipscomb’s 56th-place spot was one of four ASUN teams in the top-80. The Lady Bisons are 7-4 against RPI top-100 teams on the season.
- Lipscomb started off 2018 be defeating the ACC’s Georgia Tech 1-0 thanks to a 17 strikeout performance from junior Mandy Jordan at the Sand Dollar Classic.
- In game two of the season, junior Jordan Fortel no-hit No. 14 Ole Miss in leading the Lady Bisons to a 3-0 win over the nationally-ranked Rebels. Fortel was named the ASUN Pitcher of the Week for her efforts.
- After the 2-0 start at the Sand Dollar Classic, Lipscomb was receiving votes in both the ESPN.com/USA Collegiate Softball Poll and the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll.
- At the EMU Spring Invite, Jordan went 2-0 over the weekend. She compiled an ERA of 1.40, threw 19 strikeouts, and allowed only seven runs and nine hits. She earned her fourth-career ASUN Pitcher of the Week for her efforts.
- Jordan earned her second Pitcher of the Week after her two wins against IUPUI and Bowling Green. She is now 11-0 on the year with a 0.77 ERA.
- The Lady Bisons have eight wins against “Power Five” schools this season.
- Freshman Caitlin Turner sports a team-high .342 batting average so far this year.
- Senior Abby Fenichel leads with three home runs and 14 RBI.
Live stats and live streaming will be available at the links provided for each of the games over the weekend. Make sure to check back here for a full recap for the weekend’s events.