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Win: DIMARTINO (10-6) 7.0611310
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Win: CASSADY (5-1) 7.041118
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AMADER (LIBERTY) 312211
Lady Bisons struggle for runs at Liberty
Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Mark McGee
Lady Bisons struggle for runs at Liberty

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Lipscomb coach Kristin Ryman thought runs could be hard to come by this weekend.

Unfortunately for her Lady Bisons the prediction proved to be an accurate one. Saturday afternoon the Lady Bisons fell 4-1 and 7-1 against Liberty at Kamphuis Field. It was the first ASUN series for Lipscomb, 19-11-1, 0-2 in the conference. Liberty is 19-12, 3-2 in the ASUN.

Big hits contributed to the only runs for Lipscomb in each game.

Jordan Fortel opened game two with a two-out first inning home run blast to center field.

In the seventh inning of game one Peyton Ward reached base on a fielder’s choice bringing home Graysen Gladden who had reached base on a double down the left field line.

In game two Katie Turner, 8-2, started in the circle for Lipscomb. In five innings she gave up seven hits and seven runs, five earned. She struck out two and walked three. Chloe Yeager closed out the game pitching one inning with one hit and no runs.

Chase Cassady, 5-1, threw a complete game four-hitter. She struck out eight and one.

Mandy Jordan, 7-4, went the distance for Lipscomb in game one. She scattered eight hits, walked four and struck out four.

Julia DiMartino, 10-6, pitched all seven innings for Liberty. She allowed six hits, struck out 10 and walked three.

QUICK HITS

  • Fortel extended her string of reaching base safely to 29 games with a two-out single in the sixth in game one and the home run in game two.
  • Amy Vetula recorded two hits in game one giving her back-to-back games with multiple hits.
  • Fortel’s home run was her fifth of the season tying her with Hannah DeVault for the team lead.
  • Ward extended her team lead with her 15th stolen base in game one.
  • Sarah Higgins and Jenna Pealor each hit their fifth double of the season. Gladden slammed her second one.

NEXT

The Lady Bisons close out the series with Liberty Sunday at noon.

They return home to Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium to face Tennessee Tech Wednesday at 5 p.m.