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February 15, 20201234567RHE
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Win: TURNER (2-0) 7.020027
Loss: Gottshall (1-1) 4.032235
McCoy (BGSU) 201010
Gonzalez (BGSU) 301000
COLLINS (LIP) 222120
TURNER (LIP) 302100
February 15, 20201234567RHE
Win: Aikey (4-1) 7.051139
Loss: YAKUBOWSKI (0-2) 4.166512
VETULA (LIP) 312010
Bowlds (WKU) 302100
Good times, bad times Lady Bisons had their share of both
Saturday, February 15, 2020
By Mark McGee
Good times, bad times Lady Bisons had their share of both

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – It was a case of good times and bad times for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons.

In early season tournaments coaches often don’t know what to expect in each game.

The Lady Bisons, 5-2, split the second day of the Chattanooga Challenge opening with a 6-0 win over Bowling Green State and closing with a a7-1 loss to Western Kentucky, 7-2.

“We had a great all-around game against Bowling Green State,” Lipscomb coach Kristin Ryman said. “Offensively, we did some nice things.

“The Western Kentucky game was close for most of the game, but they broke it open late. I told them it was like a basketball game. You play 35 really goof minutes and five terrible minutes it is going to cost you the game.”

Katie Turner, 2-0, was once again the pacesetter for the Lady Bisons in the win over Bowling Green State. She gave up three hits, walked two and struck out seven.

“We loved the way Katie kept fighting and doing her thing to get the shutout,” Ryman said. “Katie has the talent. When she locates well and has her pitches working  it makes her even tougher.”

At the plate she added an RBI-double, one of three in the game. The Lady Bisons had eight hits overall.

Two hits cost the Lady Bisons

A three-run homer and a two-RBI double were the catalyst for the Hilltoppers.

Left-hander Emily Yakubowski, 0-2, started against Western Kentucky. In 4.1 innings she allowed five hits and six runs, five earned. She walked one and struck out two.

“I thought Emily had a really great start,” Ryman said. “She ran into trouble late. We gave up two big innings.

“When you look at the day, we played 14 innings and had two bad ones. That was enough to lose one of the games.”

Katie Turner relieved with one out in the fifth. She gave up one hit, one earned run and one walk and struck out one.

Chloe Yeager made her first appearance of the season in the circle pitching the sixth inning against . She did not allow a hit, walked one and struck out one.

“That game should not have been 7-1,” Ryman said. “We were  two good teams going at it, but It  got out of hand in a hurry.

“We not going to hang our heads. We just didn’t take care of business for two innings. We gave them too many opportunities and too many runners on base.”

Around the bases:

  • Peyton Ward has reached base in four consecutive games, tops on the team.
  • Amy Vetula has multiple hits in two of her last three games, both as the leadoff hitter after connecting two singles against Western Kentucky.
  • With her two RBI against Bowling Green State Rich has two multiple-RBI games which leads the team.
  • Alaina Collins connected for two hits and added two walks in the Bowling Green State game. It was her first start of the season, playing catcher.
  • Katie Turner’s double against Bowling Green State gives her four for the season, a team high.
  • Abby Davis stole base giving her two for the season. She is tied with Peyton Ward for the team lead.

Next up:

The Lady Bisons close out the Chattanooga Challenge Sunday at 9 a.m