|April 07, 2018||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: JORDAN (14-3)||5.0||8||5||4||4||4|
|Loss: BILODEAU (13-6)||4.1||6||6||5||2||5|
|April 07, 2018||1||2||3||4||5||R||H||E|
|Win: YEAGER (4-1)||5.0||2||0||0||3||4|
|Loss: MORA (5-8)||0.1||3||4||4||1||0|
|April 08, 2018||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: JORDAN (15-3)||3.1||2||0||0||1||3|
|Loss: BILODEAU (13-7)||6.0||6||4||4||0||4|
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Lipscomb softball team is set for a busy weekend as the Lady Bisons host ASUN foe Jacksonville for a three-game series with Senior Day and Alumni Weekend festivities on tap.
Lipscomb (23-10, 3-3) and the Dolphins (21-16, 3-0) will begin play on Saturday with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. with game two beginning at approximately 3 p.m.
On Sunday, the two teams will close out the series with a 1 p.m. matchup.
Alumni Weekend will kick off Friday with a 6 p.m. dinner in the Allen Arena South Concourse.
On Saturday, there will be a coffee and hot chocolate bar at 12:20 in the newly unveiled deck area past the outfield wall at Draper Diamond, followed by an introduction of alumni on the field prior to the game. Lipscomb's two newest Hall of Famers, Erin Hall Fletcher and Kelli Dobbins Hasley, will be throwing out the first pitch.
A deck presentaion will take place between games on Saturday.
Senior Day presentaions will commence on Sunday as the Lady Bisons honor two four-year contributors: Abby Fenichel and Caitlin Plocheck. Fenichel’s sister, Danielle Baker, is also a senior for the Dolphins.
Live stats and live streaming will be available at the links provided. Make sure to check back here for a recap of the action.
Scouting the Dolphins:
- The Dolphins enter the week having split a midweek series with Bethune-Cookman.
- Madison Ragan leads Jacksonville at the plate with a .341 batting average and five home runs.
- The Dolphins are 5-8 against “Power Five” schools.
- The Lady Bisons enter the weekend having won four of the last five games, including a 2-0 win against UAB on Tuesday.
- Lipscomb currently ranks 51st in the RPI standings, up five spots from the first rankings of the season. The Lady Bisons are 9-6 against RPI top-100 teams on the season.
- Lipscomb started off 2018 by 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 13-3 on the year with a 1.22 ERA.
- Sophomore Chloe Yeager earned the Lady Bisons fourth Pitcher of the Week of the season after winning her first two career starts against Louisville and Stetson.
- The Lady Bisons have nine wins against “Power Five” schools this season.
- Junior Sarah Higgins owns a team-high .343 batting average so far this year. She also leads the team with 37 hits, 10 doubles, 56 total bases, and a .519 slugging percentage.
- Senior Abby Fenichel leads with five home runs and 18 RBI.