March 07, 20191234567RHE
Buffalo0000200240
Lipscomb100101X391
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: TURNER (7-1) 2.110006
Loss: POWER (1-8) 6.093315
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
AGUON (BUF) 301010
PETERS (BUF) 301010
ZARCONE (BUF) 311000
KELLER (BUF) 211000
FORTEL (LIP) 302100
GREEN (LIP) 312000
March 08, 201912345RHE
Buffalo10022543
Lipscomb2364X15140
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: GRAY (2-1) 5.045567
Loss: SMITH (0-6) 4.014151461
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
MATHENEY (BUF) 311101
AGUON (BUF) 311000
MARTINEZ (BUF) 211210
BARDEEN (BUF) 101200
WARD (LIP) 343010
FORTEL (LIP) 333512
March 10, 201912345678910RHE
Valparaiso1000000001230
Lipscomb0100000000140
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Packard (6-3) 10.041129
Loss: JORDAN (5-4) 10.0321413
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Trepanier (VALPO) 421101
Anderson (VALPO) 201020
Herschbach (VALPO) 401100
FORTEL (LIP) 401000
HIGGINS (LIP) 301010
GREEN (LIP) 311111
DAVIS (LIP) 301000
Softball to host Lady Bison Classic over weekend
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Mark McGee
Softball to host Lady Bison Classic over weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Weather may be a bigger concern than the oppositions for each team in the Lady Bison Classic.

Due to expected weather issues the classic will open Thursday at 4 p.m. with Lipscomb, 12-6-1, hosting Buffalo, 1-13, at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium as the Bisons face the Bulls.

Lipscomb opened at home last weekend and won four games in the Purple/Gold Challenge.

Five Lipscomb players are batting above .300 heading into the weekend. Jordan Fortel is hitting .371 followed by Katie Turner (.364), Hannah DeVault (.345), Peyton Ward (.344) and Destinee Brewer (.342).

In the circle, Mandy Jordan, named ASUN Pitcher of the Week, is 5-3 with a 3.08 earned run average. She has struck out 55 batters in 49.2 innings. Katie Turner is the staff leader with a 6-1 record and a 1.74 ERA.

DeVault, the ASUN Player of the Week, is tied with Fortel for the team lead in runs batted in with 12. DeVault leads Lipscomb with three home runs and seven doubles.

DeVault has the longest active hitting streak on team at seven games.

Graysen Gladden is tied for ASUN Conference lead in steals with nine. Ward is tied for second with eight.

 

THE TEAMS

Buffalo: The Bulls, from the Mid-American Conference, have lost their last seven games.

They have one batter hitting above .300. Anna Aguon leads team with a .316 average. Catrell Robertson is the team lead in runs batted in with 10.

Ally Power, 1-7, has a 5.55 earned run average.

 

Valparaiso: Valparaiso enters the weekend fresh from a 4-0 shutout of North Carolina State. Valparaiso, from the Missouri Valley Conference, is 6-8.

The Crusaders have four players batting above .300. Jaymee Lawton leads the way at .343 followed by Carly Trepanier (.333), Jaima Westphal (.324) and Morgan Matlin (.323).

Kelsie Packard, 5-3, leads the Crusaders in the circle. She has posted a 2.62 ERA with 55 strikeouts in 48 innings.

 

NEXT

Friday afternoon at 3 the Lady Bisons are scheduled for a rematch with Buffalo.

Saturday Lipscomb faces Valparaiso at 2:30. Sunday the two teams will meet again at 11 a.m.