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Bisons edged by Purdue in pitcher's duel
Friday, March 4, 2011
Bisons edged by Purdue in pitcher's duel
Cameron Perkins’ two-out RBI-single broke up a scoreless game in the eighth inning and that was all Purdue needed as the Boilermakers slipped past Lipscomb, 1-0 in a pitcher’s duel at Ken Dugan Field Friday.

The game featured two stellar outings on the bump, as Richie Goodenow and Purdue’s Matt Morgan went the distance while striking out 18 batters between the two of them in a game that lasted only 1-hour and 50 minutes.

Friday’s game featured only two extra-base hits and three walked batters between the two teams.

“Tonight was a good, efficient baseball game that featured two pitchers that were on the top of their game,” Coach Jeff Forehand said. “Both teams played solid defense behind two great performances on the mound.

They were able to get a two-out hit with a runner in scoring position and we did not, that was the difference in the game.”

Goodenow fell to 0-2 on the year, despite allowing just one run on six hits to go along with his eight strikeouts in a complete game, 116-pitch performance. The Vanderbilt transfer, lowered his season ERA to 2.45 and now leads the Atlantic Sun Conference in strikeouts with 24.

“Richie got himself out of a couple of jams tonight and he did a great job once again of his mixing his pitches,” Forehand said. “Unfortunately, Morgan pitched a gem as well and all you can do is tip your cap to him.”

The Bisons (6-4) reached second base three different times during the game but couldn’t take advantage of the few opportunities with runners in scoring position against the Boilermakers (6-2).

Righthander Matt Morgan kept the Bisons offensive attack at bay with good command of his fastball and breaking ball. Morgan struck out 10 and walked two in nine scoreless innings for his second win in three appearances.

Tennyson Dodd doubled to left field in the fourth and Goodenow and Logan Hostettler recorded singles in the seventh and eighth to account for the Bisons’ three hits in the game.

The Bisons will be back in action tomorrow against Purdue at 2 p.m., from Stephen Lee Marsh Stadium.

Fans can listen to all of the Bisons home baseball games courtesy of the Lipscomb Sports Network.

Live audio and live stats are available online for free at Benjamin Seamon will have the call.