3/24/17
UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE-1

Forehand earns 500th career win as baseball folds Aces in opener
Friday, March 24, 2017 
By Russell Vannozzi
EVANSVILLE AT LIPSCOMB | MARCH 24, 2017
PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO
Win: PUCKETT (3-2) 9.0 6 1 1 2 8
Loss: Schnieders (2-3) 6.0 8 2 2 2 3
BATTING AB R H RBI BB HR
Crews (UE) 4 0 2 0 0 0
DODSON (LIP) 4 2 4 2 0 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb’s head baseball coach Jeff Forehand picked up a big victory Friday night when his Bisons defeated the Evansville Purple Aces, 4-1, in the opening game of a three-game series at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.

The win was Forehand’s 500th of his 17-year career as a collegiate coach.

Junior right-hander Brady Puckett cruised through Evansville’s lineup for a complete game and the Bisons hit three home runs to help Coach Forehand reach the milestone.

Forehand won 211 games at Trevecca Nazarene from 2001-2006, before winning 289 over the last 11 seasons at Lipscomb. Coincidently, Forehand’s first win as the Bisons’ skipper also came against Evansville when the Purple and Gold defeated the Purple Aces 5-1 on Feb. 11, 2007.

Puckett was dominant throughout the night and did not surrender a run until the ninth inning. The Murfreesboro native tossed a complete game while giving up just six hits and punching out eight batters.

With the win he tied Brandon McClurg for the most victories all-time by a Bison in the school’s NCAA era with 19. He also tied current Oakland A’s right-hander Josh Smith for the most complete games in that era with seven.

Zeke Dodson gave Lipscomb (13-8) the lead when he hammered a solo homer over the left field fence in the bottom of the second. Later in the frame, Hunter Hanks drove in Jake Perry with a single up the middle to make it 2-0.

In the eighth, Dodson hit his second solo shot of the night to nearly the same spot as his previous bomb. Perry then went back-to-back with an opposite-field shot that landed well beyond the right field wall to give Lipscomb a 4-0 advantage.

Evansville (7-14) made things interesting with an RBI single in the ninth, but Puckett struck out the final two batters to seal the victory and improve to 3-2 on the season.


courtesy LUAD

 

EVANSVILLE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 1ST
Crews grounded out to 2b (0-1 F).
Williams grounded out to ss (1-2 FBF).
Hair grounded out to 2b (1-1 KB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to 2b (2-1 BKB).
SOLOMON flied out to cf (1-0 B).
SORRELLS flied out to lf (0-1 K).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
EVANSVILLE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 2ND
Tanous grounded out to 3b (0-0).
Tokarek flied out to lf (0-1 K).
Nelson grounded out to c, bunt (0-0).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
0 - 1 DODSON homered to left field, RBI (1-1 KB).
PERRY doubled down the lf line (1-1 KB).
THOMAS singled up the middle (3-1 BBBK); PERRY advanced to third.
0 - 2 HANKS singled to center field, RBI (1-2 KKFFFFBF); THOMAS advanced to second; PERRY scored.
BETHUNE singled to shortstop (2-2 KFBB); HANKS advanced to second; THOMAS advanced to third.
HOOKER struck out swinging (0-2 FKS).
GIGLIOTTI grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (1-0 B); BETHUNE out on the play.
2 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
EVANSVILLE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 3RD
Reeder flied out to lf (1-1 FB).
Jones struck out swinging (3-2 BKBSBS).
Shepherd grounded out to ss (0-0).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
SOLOMON walked (3-1 KBBBB).
SORRELLS lined into double play 2b to 1b (1-2 FFB); SOLOMON out on the play.
DODSON singled through the right side (2-1 BKB).
DODSON out at first c to 1b, picked off.
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
EVANSVILLE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 4TH
Crews singled to center field (0-0).
Williams flied out to cf (0-1 K).
Hair reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); Crews out at second ss unassisted.
Tanous reached on a fielder's choice (1-1 BF); Hair out at second ss unassisted.
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
PERRY flied out to lf (0-0).
THOMAS flied out to cf (1-2 BKS).
HANKS walked (3-2 BFSBBB).
BETHUNE flied out to rf (3-2 FFFBBB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
EVANSVILLE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 5TH
Tokarek popped up to ss (0-0).
Nelson flied out to rf (0-2 KK).
Reeder flied out to cf (1-1 BK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
HOOKER struck out swinging (2-2 BFFFBS).
GIGLIOTTI out at first 1b to p (2-2 FBBF).
SOLOMON grounded out to ss (0-1 K).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
EVANSVILLE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 6TH
Jones flied out to cf (1-1 SB).
Shepherd struck out swinging (1-2 BSFS).
Crews singled through the left side (0-0).
Williams singled to left center, advanced to second on the throw (1-1 BF); Crews advanced to third.
Hair grounded out to 2b (0-0).
0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
SORRELLS fouled out to c (1-0 B).
DODSON singled through the left side (0-2 KK).
PERRY singled to right field (3-2 BSBSB); DODSON advanced to third.
THOMAS struck out swinging (2-2 BKBKS).
HANKS grounded out to 2b (1-2 KBS).
0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
EVANSVILLE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 7TH
Tanous struck out swinging (0-2 FSS).
Tokarek walked (3-2 KFBBBB).
Nelson reached on a fielding error by 3b (1-0 B); Tokarek advanced to second.
Krob pinch hit for Reeder.
Krob struck out swinging (2-2 BKBSS).
Day pinch hit for Jones.
Nelson advanced to second; Tokarek advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Day walked (3-2 BBKFBB).
Shepherd grounded out to p (0-0).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Errors, 3 LOB
Krob to lf.
Brady to p for Schnieders.
BETHUNE struck out swinging (2-2 BBKFS).
HOOKER struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (1-2 BFFFS).
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to 2b (1-0 B).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
EVANSVILLE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 8TH
Crews struck out looking (0-2 FKK).
Williams struck out swinging (3-2 FKBBBFS).
Hair out at first 1b to p (0-0).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
SOLOMON flied out to lf (2-2 KBKBF).
SORRELLS popped up to 2b (3-2 BKBBK).
0 - 3 DODSON homered to left field, RBI (1-0 B).
0 - 4 PERRY homered to right field, RBI (2-1 BKB).
THOMAS hit by pitch (0-0).
Porterfield to p for Brady.
HANKS flied out to cf (0-1 F).
2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
EVANSVILLE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 9TH
Tanous singled up the middle (1-1 KB).
Tokarek doubled to right field (0-0); Tanous advanced to third.
Nelson singled to right field, RBI (1-0 B); Tokarek advanced to third; Tanous scored. 1 - 4
Krob flied out to rf (1-0 B).
Day struck out swinging (1-2 SFBS).
Shepherd struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (0-2 FKS).
1 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB