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Baseball suffers weekend sweep to #19 Michigan

Sunday, March 12, 2017 
By Russell Vannozzi
MICHIGAN AT LIPSCOMB | MARCH 12, 2017
PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO
Win: Hendrickson (1-0) 5.0 2 0 0 2 6
Loss: STEWART (1-2) 3.2 5 3 3 3 3
BATTING AB R H RBI BB HR
Brdar (MICH) 4 2 4 2 0 1
GIGLIOTTI (LIP) 4 0 1 0 0 0
SORRELLS (LIP) 4 0 1 0 0 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Lipscomb’s bats went silent as No. 19 Michigan picked up a 5-0 victory and the series sweep on Sunday at Ken Dugan Field. The series marked the first time the Bisons have been swept at home since 2014, when the Evansville Purple Aces took three games from Lipscomb to open the season.

"Michigan is a great ball club," Lipscomb head coach Jeff Forehand said. "All weekend long they played solid ball, there is a reason they are ranked number 19. 

"It was a tough weekend for us, but I thought we grew up some today. That's tough to do after a loss, but we can only get better."

The Bisons (8-6) managed just two hits and six total baserunners in the series finale. Lipscomb's struggles at the plate were not limited to just Sunday's tilt, the Bisons only hit .177 (17-for-96) over the three games.

"Hats off to their pitchers, from the starters all the way down their bullpen, they pitched really well," Forehand said. "We got beat by a better team. But we also haven't played our best. These are some tough teams the last two weekends, so I think we have been learning. We will get there."

Righthander Adam Stewart got the start for Lipscomb and went 3.2 innings while surrendering three runs on five hits. Five Bison relievers helped finish out the game with Kyle Kemp tossing a scoreless ninth frame.

Michigan (12-3) jumped on the Bisons early by taking a 3-0 lead after two innings. A solo shot from Harrison Wenson highlighted the Wolverines’ 2-run first inning.

The Big Ten foe then added a run in the fifth on an RBI single from Michael Brdar, who later hit a solo homer in the eighth to round out the scoring.

courtesy LUAD

 

MICHIGAN SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 1ST
Thomas singled up the middle (1-0 B).
Thomas advanced to second on a wild pitch.
Bivens grounded out to 2b (1-1 KB); Thomas advanced to third.
Lewis grounded out to p unassisted, RBI (3-1 BBBS); Thomas scored. 1 - 0
Wenson homered to left field, RBI (2-2 BBFK). 2 - 0
Lugbauer struck out looking (1-2 SBSK).
2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to p unassisted (3-2 SBKBFB).
SOLOMON struck out swinging (2-2 BFSFFBS).
DODSON flied out to rf (1-2 KBK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
MICHIGAN SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 2ND
Brdar singled up the middle (2-1 KBB).
Poirier grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-2 BFFBFF); Brdar advanced to second.
Engelmann grounded out to 3b (2-2 KFBB).
Slater singled through the right side, RBI (3-1 BBSB); Brdar scored. 3 - 0
Slater advanced to second on a passed ball.
Thomas walked (3-2 BBKBFB); Slater stole third.
Bivens lined out to 1b (0-0).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
SORRELLS grounded out to ss (2-2 KFBFFFFB).
PERRY walked (3-0 BBBB).
SYMONETTE walked (3-0 BBBB); PERRY advanced to second.
HANKS grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (1-2 KSFB); SYMONETTE out on the play.
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
MICHIGAN SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 3RD
Lewis grounded out to 2b (3-2 SBBBK).
Wenson struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (2-2 BBKSS).
Lugbauer struck out swinging (3-2 BSBKBS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
WATSON struck out looking (2-2 SBFBK).
THOMAS struck out looking (2-2 KFFBFBK).
GIGLIOTTI singled down the 3b line, bunt (0-0).
SOLOMON reached on a fielding error by p (0-1 F); GIGLIOTTI advanced to third.
DODSON grounded out to 3b (0-2 FS).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB
MICHIGAN SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 4TH
Brdar singled to left field (0-0).
Brdar stole second.
Poirier grounded out to 2b (3-2 BSBFB); Brdar advanced to third.
Engelmann lined out to ss (1-2 FSFB).
Slater walked (3-2 BBKBFB).
Slater stole second.
Thomas walked (3-2 BKFBBB).
DORSO to p for STEWART.
Bivens grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-2 KK).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB
SORRELLS singled up the middle (2-1 BBK).
PERRY reached on a fielding error by 3b (0-0); SORRELLS advanced to second.
SYMONETTE struck out swinging (2-2 BKSBS).
HANKS flied out to cf (0-1 K).
WATSON grounded out to 2b (0-0).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB
MICHIGAN SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 5TH
Lewis singled up the middle (0-1 F).
Wenson struck out swinging (1-2 BKFS).
Lugbauer grounded out to p, SAC, bunt (0-0); Lewis advanced to second.
Lewis stole third.
Brdar singled up the middle, RBI (3-2 BFBBK); Lewis scored. 4 - 0
Poirier grounded out to 2b (0-2 KK).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
THOMAS struck out swinging (0-2 KFS).
GIGLIOTTI struck out swinging (2-2 KBKBS).
SOLOMON grounded out to 2b (2-2 BKFB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
MICHIGAN SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 6TH
Engelmann grounded out to ss (1-1 KB).
Slater struck out looking (2-2 KFBBK).
Thomas grounded out to ss (2-1 BBK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
Vancena to p for Hendrickson.
DODSON grounded out to ss (1-0 B).
SORRELLS lined out to 1b (1-1 KB).
PERRY grounded out to p (1-1 KB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
MICHIGAN SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 7TH
PRYOR to p for DORSO.
Bivens struck out swinging (1-2 KBKS).
Lewis flied out to cf (2-2 FKFBB).
GIBSON to p for PRYOR.
Wenson popped up to ss (1-1 SB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
MARTINEZ pinch hit for SYMONETTE.
MARTINEZ out at first 1b to p (0-1 K).
HANKS struck out looking (3-2 KBFBBK).
CADY pinch hit for WATSON.
CADY struck out swinging (2-2 BSBSS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
MICHIGAN SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 8TH
MARTINEZ to lf.
HOOKER to rf for CADY.
STEVENS to p for GIBSON.
Lugbauer grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-2 BFKBF).
Brdar homered to left field, RBI (1-0 B). 5 - 0
Poirier flied out to lf (1-2 KFBF).
Engelmann popped up to 3b (0-1 K).
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
Kauffman to p for Vancena.
THOMAS grounded out to ss (0-1 K).
GIGLIOTTI out at first 1b to p (1-0 B).
SOLOMON grounded out to ss (2-1 BSB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
MICHIGAN SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 9TH
KEMP to p for STEVENS.
Slater struck out swinging (2-2 BKKBS).
Thomas singled to right field, advanced to second on a fielding error by rf (0-1 K).
Kerr pinch hit for Bivens.
Kerr grounded out to 2b (0-0); Thomas advanced to third.
Clementi pinch hit for Lewis.
Clementi flied out to cf (2-1 SBB).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 1 Errors, 1 LOB
Kerr to 1b.
Clementi to lf.
Rennard to p for Kauffman.
DODSON struck out swinging (2-2 BBKSS).
SORRELLS grounded out to 2b (1-0 B).
PERRY grounded out to 3b (1-2 BSS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB