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Baseball holds off Tennessee Tech for midweek victory

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 
By Russell Vannozzi
TENNESSEE TECH AT LIPSCOMB | MARCH 08, 2017
PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO
Win: NORMAN (1-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Loss: RICE (0-1) 0.0 1 3 3 1 0
BATTING AB R H RBI BB HR
FLICK (TTU) 5 3 3 1 0 1
JONES (TTU) 4 1 3 3 0 1
THOMAS (LIP) 5 2 3 1 0 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Lipscomb baseball team had to hold off a furious Tennessee Tech rally in the ninth, but emerged with an 11-9 victory over the Golden Eagles on Tuesday at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.

"Tonight was one of those games that you had to let develop,” Lipscomb coach Jeff Forehand said. “I told our guys at the end of the game, that I had a hunch we would start slow after a big weekend at Auburn.

“But we have a good team and I had confidence that we would get it going. As a coach you just sometimes get those feelings and tonight was one of those nights. We will learn from this and start faster next time.”

The Bisons plated four runs in the bottom of the eighth and took the lead for good when Zeke Dodson lined a two-RBI double to left center to push the go-ahead runs across the plate.

Lipscomb starting pitcher Dayton Tripp did not have his best stuff on Tuesday afternoon. The junior righty went 5.1 innings and surrendered six earned runs. Four Bison relievers pitched the final 3.2 innings.

The first four innings belonged to Tennessee Tech and the Golden Eagles took a 5-0 lead on home runs from Matt Jones and Ryan Flick.  

Lipscomb (8-4) played station-to-station baseball and plated five runs to knot the score at five in the bottom of the fifth. Blake Thomas got the Bisons on the board with an RBI single before Michael Gigliotti drew a walk to load the bases. Lee Solomon was hit by a pitch, which allowed Jeffrey Crisan to score.

Cade Sorrells drove in Thomas with an RBI groundout and Gigliotti crossed the plate on a wild pitch moments later. Jake Perry plated Solomon with an RBI single to knot the score at five.

The two teams traded runs in the sixth and seventh before Lipscomb broke the game open in the bottom of the eighth.

In addition to Dodson’s clutch hit, Solomon scored on a wild pitch and Perry lined an RBI single in the eighth to provide some much-needed insurance.

Tennessee Tech made things close by scoring two runs in the top of the ninth, but Lipscomb closer Kyle Kemp struck out Alex Junior looking for the final out of the game.

Senior Denton Norman pitched a perfect eighth inning and earned the win, moving him to 1-1 on the year. It is his first victory since downing Georgetown on March 29, 2015.

courtesy LUAD

1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
TENNESSEE TECH SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 1ST
JUNIOR grounded out to ss (1-0 B).
GARZA walked (3-1 KBBBB).
STROHSCHEIN reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); GARZA out at second ss to 2b.
FLICK singled up the middle (2-2 KBKB); STROHSCHEIN advanced to second.
FLICK advanced to second; STROHSCHEIN advanced to third on a wild pitch.
CHAMBERS singled down the lf line, 2 RBI (2-1 BBK); FLICK scored; STROHSCHEIN scored. 2 - 0
PUTZIG flied out to cf (0-2 KFF).
2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
GIGLIOTTI walked (3-1 KBBBB).
GIGLIOTTI stole second.
SOLOMON hit by pitch (3-2 KSBBFB).
DODSON singled to left field (0-2 KF); SOLOMON advanced to second; GIGLIOTTI advanced to third.
SORRELLS struck out swinging (3-2 BBKKBS).
PERRY grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (2-0 BB); DODSON out on the play.
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
TENNESSEE TECH SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 2ND
HARRIS, C. walked (3-2 BBKKBB).
JONES, M. homered to left center, 2 RBI (0-0); HARRIS, C. scored. 4 - 0
KALEIWAHEA singled to right field (0-1 K).
JUNIOR grounded into double play p to ss to 1b (1-1 BF); KALEIWAHEA out on the play.
GARZA grounded out to ss (1-0 B).
2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
SYMONETTE fouled out to 3b (1-1 FB).
WATSON flied out to rf (1-2 KBS).
CRISAN struck out looking (1-2 KKBK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
TENNESSEE TECH SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 3RD
STROHSCHEIN struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (0-2 KKS).
FLICK homered to right field, RBI (0-1 K). 5 - 0
CHAMBERS grounded out to 2b (1-0 B).
PUTZIG singled to right field (0-0).
HARRIS, C. struck out looking (1-2 BKKK).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
CARRERA to rf for STROHSCHEIN.
THOMAS grounded out to ss (2-2 BKBK).
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-2 BKFB).
SOLOMON struck out looking (2-2 BKFBK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
TENNESSEE TECH SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 4TH
JONES, M. singled through the left side (1-0 B).
KALEIWAHEA grounded out to ss (0-0); JONES, M. advanced to second.
JUNIOR singled to left field (2-0 BB); JONES, M. advanced to third.
GARZA fouled out to c (2-1 BBK).
JUNIOR advanced to second on a wild pitch.
CARRERA out at first 1b to p (1-2 SBK).
0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
DODSON flied out to rf (1-1 BK).
SORRELLS singled to center field (1-0 B).
PERRY reached on a fielder's choice (2-2 BKBKF); SORRELLS out at second 2b to ss.
SYMONETTE grounded out to p (0-1 K).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
TENNESSEE TECH SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 5TH
FLICK grounded out to ss (2-2 BBFF).
CHAMBERS fouled out to 3b (1-0 B).
PUTZIG grounded out to ss (2-0 BB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
WATSON singled up the middle (0-1 F).
CRISAN doubled to left field (1-1 BF); WATSON advanced to third.
5 - 1 THOMAS singled to center field, RBI (2-1 BBK); CRISAN advanced to third; WATSON scored.
NOEL to p for LANCASTER.
GIGLIOTTI walked (3-1 BBFBB); THOMAS advanced to second.
5 - 2 SOLOMON hit by pitch, RBI (1-2 BFFF); GIGLIOTTI advanced to second; THOMAS advanced to third; CRISAN scored.
DODSON struck out swinging (1-2 KBFS).
5 - 3 SORRELLS grounded out to 1b unassisted, RBI (0-1 F); SOLOMON advanced to second; GIGLIOTTI advanced to third; THOMAS scored.
5 - 4 SOLOMON advanced to third; GIGLIOTTI scored on a wild pitch.
5 - 5 PERRY singled to left center, RBI (2-2 KBBF); SOLOMON scored.
PERRY advanced to second on a wild pitch.
SYMONETTE struck out swinging (3-2 BBKFFBS).
5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
TENNESSEE TECH SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 6TH
HARRIS, C. walked (3-0 BBBB).
JONES, M. hit by pitch (0-1 K); HARRIS, C. advanced to second.
KALEIWAHEA grounded out to c, SAC, bunt (0-0); JONES, M. advanced to second; HARRIS, C. advanced to third.
PRYOR to p for TRIPP.
JUNIOR flied out to lf, SF, RBI (1-1 KB); HARRIS, C. scored. 6 - 5
GARZA reached on a fielding error by 3b (3-1 BKBB); JONES, M. advanced to third.
OSBORNE, N. pinch hit for CARRERA.
GARZA stole second.
OSBORNE, N. struck out looking (3-2 BBKKBK).
1 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB
OSBORNE, N. to rf.
DYE to p for NOEL.
WATSON walked (3-2 KKBBBB).
WATSON advanced to second on a passed ball.
WATSON stole third.
6 - 6 CRISAN out at first 2b to p, RBI (1-2 BFK); WATSON scored.
THOMAS doubled to left center (1-2 KKB).
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-2 KSBB); THOMAS advanced to third.
SOLOMON flied out to lf (1-1 SB).
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
TENNESSEE TECH SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 7TH
FLICK doubled to left center (0-0).
CHAMBERS grounded out to 2b (2-2 BBKF); FLICK advanced to third.
ORTEGA to p for PRYOR.
PUTZIG singled through the right side, RBI (2-2 KBFB); FLICK scored. 7 - 6
HARRIS, C. struck out looking (3-2 BKBKBK).
PUTZIG advanced to second on a wild pitch.
JONES, M. flied out to lf (2-0 BB).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
ELFORD to c for KALEIWAHEA.
DODSON walked (3-2 BBKKBB).
SORRELLS grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt (1-1 BK); DODSON advanced to second.
PERRY struck out swinging (1-2 SSFBS).
7 - 7 SYMONETTE doubled down the 3b line, RBI (2-1 SBB); DODSON scored.
FRALIEX to p for DYE.
WATSON hit by pitch (0-0).
CRISAN struck out looking (1-2 KFBK).
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
TENNESSEE TECH SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 8TH
HOOKER to rf for WATSON.
NORMAN to p for ORTEGA.
ELFORD popped up to 2b (2-1 BFB).
JUNIOR fouled out to c (0-1 K).
GARZA struck out swinging (2-2 KBBKS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
RICE to p for FRALIEX.
THOMAS doubled down the rf line (0-2 KKF).
GIGLIOTTI hit by pitch (1-2 KBK).
SOLOMON walked (3-1 BFBBB); GIGLIOTTI advanced to second; THOMAS advanced to third.
WALTERS to p for RICE.
7 - 9 DODSON doubled to left center, 2 RBI (1-2 BKS); SOLOMON advanced to third; GIGLIOTTI scored; THOMAS scored.
7 - 10 SORRELLS walked (3-1 BKBBB); DODSON advanced to third; SOLOMON scored on a wild pitch.
7 - 11 PERRY singled up the middle, RBI (0-1 K); SORRELLS advanced to second; DODSON scored.
PERRY advanced to second; SORRELLS advanced to third on a wild pitch.
SYMONETTE struck out swinging (1-2 KBKS).
EVEY to p for WALTERS.
HOOKER walked (3-2 BKBBSB).
CRISAN struck out swinging (2-2 BKKBFFFFS).
THOMAS flied out to cf (1-1 BS).
4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
TENNESSEE TECH SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 9TH
KEMP to p for NORMAN.
OSBORNE, N. singled to shortstop (2-2 FBBF).
FLICK struck out looking (1-2 FKBK).
CHAMBERS struck out swinging (0-2 KSS); OSBORNE, N. stole second.
PUTZIG walked (3-2 BBBKFB).
HARRIS, C. singled to third base (2-2 BKBK); PUTZIG advanced to second; OSBORNE, N. advanced to third.
JONES, M. singled to pitcher, RBI (3-1 BBKB); HARRIS, C. advanced to second; PUTZIG advanced to third; OSBORNE, N. scored. 8 - 11
BROWN, C. pinch hit for JONES, M..
ELFORD walked, RBI (3-1 BBSBB); BROWN, C. advanced to second; HARRIS, C. advanced to third; PUTZIG scored. 9 - 11
JUNIOR struck out looking (1-2 BKFK).
2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB
Runs, Hits, Errors, LOB