02/28/17
WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY-1

Sorrells' 3-RBI effort leads Baseball past Western Kentucky

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 
By Kirk Downs
LIPSCOMB AT WKU | FEBRUARY 28, 2017
PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO
Win: TRIPP (2-0) 5.2 4 2 2 4 1
Loss: Loomis (0-1) 1.2 2 3 3 1 2
BATTING AB R H RBI BB HR
SORRELLS (LIP) 5 1 3 3 0 0
MARTINEZ (LIP) 5 1 3 2 0 0
Methvin (WKU) 4 1 3 1 1 0

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – After losing the first 14 road games to begin the season last year, the Lipscomb baseball team wanted to get off to a good start Tuesday in its first game away from Nashville in 2017.

The Bisons did just that, pounding out a season high 12 hits and scoring twice in the opening frame en route to a 10-4 victory over the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky at Nick Denes Field.

Junior first baseman Cade Sorrells continued to swing a hot bat Tuesday, finishing the night 3-for-5 with three RBI. He put the Bisons on the board in the opening frame with a high-chopping single over the pitcher’s head that brought home Michael Gigliotti and Lee Solomon to make it 2-0.

Junior transfer Dayton Tripp made his second midweek start of the season and pitched well. After giving up a base knock in the first inning, Tripp retired seven consecutive batters before running into a little trouble in the fourth.

Tripp plunked the first batter of the frame and then gave up a double to right center to put men in scoring position. A groundout from Kevin Lambert and a single from Steven DiPuglia brought two runs to level the contest at 2-2.

The Bisons (6-2) immediately responded with three runs in the fifth and never looked back.

Sorrells drove in his second and third RBI’s of the night on a single to right field before Allan Hooker delivered a RBI-single of his own to left, giving the Bisons a 5-2 lead.  

An inning later, designated hitter Quinn Moynihan drove a lead-off double into left centerfield for his first career hit. Moynihan scored two batters later on a groundout by Blake Thomas. Gigliotti followed with a double to the wall in right center before advancing to third when the center fielder mishandled the ball trying to get it in. He scored the next batter on a ground ball by Solomon to extend the lead to 7-2.

After WKU scratched across a run in the bottom of the eighth, the Bisons responded with their second 3-run stanza of the night in the ninth.

Moynihan picked up the first RBI of his career on a bases-loaded walk before Joshua Martinez ended the Bisons scoring with a 2-RBI single to right field.   

Tripp picked up the win on the mound and moved to 2-0 on the season. He tossed 5.2 innings, giving up two runs on four hits, four walks and a strikeout.

Devon Loomis took the loss for WKU after entering in relief. He only pitched 1.1 frames, but surrendered three runs on two hits and a walk.
courtesy LUAD


LIPSCOMB SCORE WKU
START OF 1ST
GIGLIOTTI walked (3-2 BBKFFBFB).
SOLOMON singled to left field (2-0 BB); GIGLIOTTI advanced to second.
DODSON out at first p to 2b to 1b (1-2 KFB); SOLOMON advanced to second; GIGLIOTTI advanced to third.
SORRELLS singled, RBI (0-1 K); SOLOMON advanced to third, scored on an error by 2b; GIGLIOTTI scored. 2 - 0
HOOKER flied out to rf (2-0 BB).
CRISAN singled to left field (1-2 BFS); SORRELLS advanced to second.
MOYNIHAN to dh for STEWART.
MOYNIHAN flied out to lf (2-1 BKB).
2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB
Kraft, S. flied out to rf (0-0).
Duckworth grounded out to 3b (1-1 KB).
Wood, H. singled to right field (1-1 KB).
Peter, T. reached on an error by 3b (1-2 KSB); Wood, H. advanced to second.
Methvin, N. walked (3-0 BBBB); Peter, T. advanced to second; Wood, H. advanced to third.
Lambert, K. flied out to cf (2-2 KBBK).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 1 Errors, 3 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE WKU
START OF 2ND
MARTINEZ singled to right field (3-2 BBKFB).
THOMAS grounded out to p, SAC; MARTINEZ advanced to second.
GIGLIOTTI lined into double play rf to ss (0-1 F); MARTINEZ out on the play.
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
Currie, C. flied out to cf (0-1 F).
DiPuglia, S. grounded out to 2b (2-0 BB).
Zuberer, R. grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-2 KKB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE WKU
START OF 3RD
SOLOMON popped up to 1b (1-1 BF).
DODSON grounded out to 3b (0-0).
SORRELLS lined out to 1b (1-2 KBSF).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
Kraft, S. walked (3-2 BKSBBB).
Duckworth grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (1-1 FB); Kraft, S. out on the play.
Wood, H. grounded out to 2b (1-2 BSK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE WKU
START OF 4TH
Loomis, D. to p for Bruner, C..
HOOKER walked (3-2 BKBBFB).
CRISAN popped up to ss (0-1 S).
HOOKER out at second c to ss, caught stealing.
MOYNIHAN flied out to lf (1-0 B).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
Peter, T. hit by pitch (3-2 BFSBFB).
Methvin, N. doubled to right center (0-0); Peter, T. advanced to third.
2 - 1 Lambert, K. grounded out to ss, RBI (1-2 BKS); Peter, T. scored.
Currie, C. grounded out to 2b (2-2 FBBF); Methvin, N. advanced to third.
2 - 2 DiPuglia, S. singled to right field, RBI (0-0); Methvin, N. scored.
DiPuglia, S. out at second c to ss, caught stealing.
2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE WKU
START OF 5TH
MARTINEZ singled to first base (2-2 KSFBB).
THOMAS struck out looking (1-2 KBFK).
GIGLIOTTI doubled through the left side (3-2 KBFBFFB); MARTINEZ advanced to third.
SOLOMON hit by pitch (3-2 KBBBK).
DODSON struck out swinging (1-2 BKSFFS).
Weins, L. to p for Loomis, D..
SORRELLS singled to right field, 2 RBI (3-2 BFBBK); SOLOMON advanced to third; GIGLIOTTI scored; MARTINEZ scored. 4 - 2
HOOKER singled to left field, RBI (1-1 BK); SORRELLS advanced to second; SOLOMON scored. 5 - 2
Boyd, C. to p for Weins, L..
CRISAN flied out to lf (2-2 BSBK).
3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
Smith, M. pinch hit for Zuberer, R..
Smith, M. grounded out to 3b (1-0 B).
Kraft, S. grounded out to 3b (1-2 KFB).
Duckworth struck out looking (1-2 FKBK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE WKU
START OF 6TH
Smith, M. to 2b.
Sutton, B. to p for Boyd, C..
MOYNIHAN doubled to left center (1-0 B).
MARTINEZ grounded out to 1b unassisted (3-2 BBFSB); MOYNIHAN advanced to third.
THOMAS grounded out to ss, RBI (0-1 K); MOYNIHAN scored. 6 - 2
GIGLIOTTI doubled, advanced to third on an error by cf (2-0 BB).
SOLOMON reached on an error by 2b (2-2 KBBF); GIGLIOTTI scored, unearned. 7 - 2
SOLOMON stole second.
DODSON grounded out to ss (1-1 BK).
2 Runs, 2 Hits, 2 Errors, 1 LOB
Wood, H. walked (3-1 BBBKB).
Peter, T. lined out to lf (1-0 B).
Methvin, N. singled through the right side (1-0 B); Wood, H. advanced to second.
Methvin, N. advanced to second on a wild pitch; Wood, H. out at third c to 3b.
Lambert, K. walked (3-2 BKSFFBBB).
PRYOR to p for TRIPP.
Currie, C. singled through the left side (1-2 BFF); Lambert, K. advanced to second; Methvin, N. advanced to third.
Murray, P. pinch hit for DiPuglia, S..
Murray, P. struck out looking (2-2 KKBBK).
0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE WKU
START OF 7TH
Clarkson, L. to 3b for Murray, P..
SORRELLS struck out looking (1-2 KSBK).
HOOKER grounded out to ss (1-2 BSK).
CRISAN walked (3-2 BBKKBFB).
MOYNIHAN flied out to cf to right center (0-1 S).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
Featherston pinch hit for Smith, M..
Featherston struck out swinging (2-2 KFBBS).
Kraft, S. fouled out to 2b (3-1 BSBB).
Duckworth walked (3-1 BKBBB).
Wood, H. flied out to cf (0-0).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE WKU
START OF 8TH
Smith, B. to 2b for Featherston.
MARTINEZ out at first 1b to p (0-0).
THOMAS grounded out to 3b (1-0 B).
GIGLIOTTI struck out looking (2-2 BKSBK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
NORMAN to p for PRYOR.
Peter, T. walked (3-0 BBBB).
Peter, T. advanced to second on an error by p.
Methvin, N. struck out swinging (1-2 KSBS).
Lambert, K. walked (3-2 BBKKBB).
7 - 3 Currie, C. doubled to left field, RBI (0-1 K); Lambert, K. advanced to third; Peter, T. scored.
Clarkson, L. grounded out to 3b (1-2 KSB).
Ivey, G. pinch hit for Smith, B..
Ivey, G. flied out to cf (1-1 KB).
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE WKU
START OF 9TH
Clarkson, L. to 2b.
Ivey, G. to 3b.
SOLOMON walked (3-2 KBBKBB).
DODSON struck out swinging (1-2 KFBS).
SORRELLS singled through the right side (0-1 K); SOLOMON advanced to third.
HOOKER struck out swinging (0-2 SFS).
SORRELLS stole second.
CRISAN walked (3-1 KBBBB).
Ciocco, J. to p for Sutton, B..
MOYNIHAN walked, RBI (3-1 BBKBB); CRISAN advanced to second; SORRELLS advanced to third; SOLOMON scored. 8 - 3
MARTINEZ singled to right field, 2 RBI (0-1 K); MOYNIHAN advanced to third; CRISAN scored; SORRELLS scored. 10 - 3
THOMAS fouled out to 3b (1-0 B).
3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
Kraft, S. singled to third base (0-0).
Duckworth singled to left field (1-1 KB); Kraft, S. advanced to second.
Cooper, C pinch hit for Wood, H..
Cooper, C struck out swinging (1-2 BKKS).
Peter, T. struck out swinging (0-2 KSS).
10 - 4 Methvin, N. singled down the lf line, RBI (0-1 K); Duckworth advanced to third; Kraft, S. scored.
Lambert, K. flied out to cf (3-2 BBBKK).
1 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB