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Loss: JORDAN (15-6) 7.041125
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FOURNET (FGCU) 302000
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Win: YEAGER (8-2) 6.061112
Loss: MESIEMORE (10-4) 1.165501
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Win: RANDOLPH (15-6) 8.091144
Loss: JORDAN (15-7) 8.2322310
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FOURNET (FGCU) 212020
PLOCHECK (LIP) 504000
Softball to close out ASUN schedule with FGCU series at home
Friday, April 27, 2018
By Logan Butts
Softball to close out ASUN schedule with FGCU series at home

NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb softball team is set to close out the ASUN regular season portion of the schedule this weekend as they welcome FGCU to Draper Diamond for a three-game series.

The Lady Bisons (30-13, 8-6) and Eagles (33-14, 7-5) will play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 4 p.m., with game two set for approximately 6 p.m.

The series finale on Sunday will begin at 12 p.m.  

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 Eagles:

  • FGCU enters the matchup having swept Jacksonville on the road last weekend.
  • Racquel Fornet leads the Eagles at the plate with a .372 batting average, while Ashley Swiderski leads the team with six home runs.
  • Riley Rudolph (13-6) has been the Eagles primary starter this season.
  • FGCU is 6-3 against “Power Five” schools this season.

 

QUICK HITS:

  • The Lady Bisons enter the matchup having beaten rival Belmont 13-2 in five innings on Tuesday.
  • Lipscomb currently ranks 52nd in the RPI standings, up four spots from the first rankings of the season. The Lady Bisons are 11-9 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. 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 15-5 on the year with a 1.47 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 .345 batting average. She also leads the team with 48 hits, 76 total bases, and a .547 slugging percentage
  • Senior Abby Fenichel earned her first career Player of the Week award after leading Lipscomb to a 4-0 week with a .462 average and five doubles. She leads the team with seven home runs, 13 doubles, and 34 RBI.