03/28/17
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Baseball falls to Vanderbilt at First Tennessee Park
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 
By Kirk Downs
LIPSCOMB AT VANDERBILT | MARCH 28, 2017
PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO
Win: Day (4-0) 9.0 1 0 0 5 7
Loss: PRYOR (1-1) 3.0 5 4 4 2 1
BATTING AB R H RBI BB HR
DODSON (LIP) 4 0 1 0 0 0
Toffey (VU) 5 2 3 0 0 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In its final midweek tuneup before opening ASUN Conference play, the Lipscomb baseball team dropped a 10-0 decision to Vanderbilt Tuesday night in downtown Nashville at First Tennessee Park.

“The experience of playing in a park like this is always fun, but when you play poorly, it doesn’t matter if you are playing in Yankee Stadium, that shine kind of wears off,” Lipscomb skipper Jeff Forehand said. “It’s disappointing that when we get this opportunity, we didn’t perform like we are capable of.”

The story of the night was Vanderbilt’s starting pitcher Chandler Day as the sophomore right-hander nearly pulled off one of the game’s greatest feats, a no-hitter. Fortunately for the Bisons, Zeke Dodson was at the plate.

With two outs in the top of the ninth and the Vandy fans clapping in anticipation, Dodson lined the first pitch he saw into center field to break up the no-hit bid. Cade Sorrells then grounded out to third to end the game.

“I wish we weren’t having to talk about being no-hit at the end of the night, but Zeke’s hit was one of our only highlights,” Forehand said. “I was glad to see him push through and get the hit.”

One of the few highlights of the night for Lipscomb was in the bottom of the first when Vandy’s Julian Infante put a charge into a ball that seemed to be heading over the fence in left center, instead Lipscomb’s All-American center fielder covered the gap and leaped into the wall to take away a 2-run homer. After making the grab, Gigliotti immediately threw the ball back in to double off Stephen Scott at first and end the threat.

“That was probably one of the best plays I’ve seen in the last 25 years,” Forehand said. “Whatever spark we had kind of tapered away after that because their guy pitched so well on the mound.”

After playing a scoreless game into the third frame, Vanderbilt (17-9) scored in five of the last six innings before Jeren Kendall launched a 3-run moonshot over the bleachers down the right field line.

John Pryor got the start on the mound for the Bisons (14-10). He lasted three innings and gave up four runs on five hits with one strikeout and two walks.

Day got the complete game win and improved to 4-0 on the season. He struck out seven Bisons and walked five.

courtesy LUAD

 

LIPSCOMB SCORE VANDERBILT
START OF 1ST
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-2 KFBBFF).
SOLOMON grounded out to ss (2-1 BBF).
SORRELLS grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-1 K).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
Kendall lined out to 1b (0-0).
Scott walked (3-1 BFBBB).
Infante flied into double play cf to 2b to 1b (0-0); Scott out on the play.
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE VANDERBILT
START OF 2ND
DODSON flied out to cf (1-0 B).
PERRY grounded out to 2b (1-0 B).
THOMAS struck out looking (0-2 KKK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
Toffey struck out swinging (2-2 BKSBFS).
Hayes flied out to lf (3-2 KKBBB).
Delay walked (3-0 BBBB).
Paul flied out to lf (0-0).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE VANDERBILT
START OF 3RD
HANKS struck out swinging (1-2 BSKFFFS).
BETHUNE hit by pitch (0-0).
WATSON grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (1-2 KBK); BETHUNE out on the play.
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
Ray flied out to cf (1-0 B).
Kaiser flied out to rf (0-0).
Kendall hit by pitch (0-1 K).
Kendall stole second.
0 - 1 Scott singled to right field, RBI, advanced to second on the throw (2-0 BB); Kendall scored.
Infante flied out to lf (1-1 FB).
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE VANDERBILT
START OF 4TH
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to 2b (1-2 BKK).
SOLOMON struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (1-2 KSBS).
SORRELLS walked (3-1 BBKBB).
SORRELLS stole second.
DODSON grounded out to 3b (3-1 BBKB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
Toffey doubled down the lf line (1-0 B).
Hayes singled through the left side (2-2 KBFB); Toffey advanced to third.
0 - 2 Delay singled to center field, RBI (1-0 B); Hayes advanced to third; Toffey scored.
0 - 3 Delay advanced to third; Hayes scored on a wild pitch.
0 - 4 Paul singled to left center, RBI (2-0 BB); Delay scored.
ORTEGA to p for PRYOR.
Ray lined into double play 1b unassisted (1-2 FBK); Paul out on the play.
Kaiser struck out looking (3-2 BBFBFK).
3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE VANDERBILT
START OF 5TH
PERRY flied out to cf (1-1 BS).
THOMAS grounded out to 2b (0-0).
HANKS struck out swinging (2-2 BBFSS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
Kendall walked (3-1 BBFBB).
Scott flied out to cf (0-0); Kendall advanced to second.
Infante walked (3-0 BBBB).
Toffey singled to third base, bunt (0-0); Infante advanced to second; Kendall advanced to third.
0 - 6 Hayes singled up the middle, 2 RBI (2-1 BBF); Toffey advanced to second; Infante scored; Kendall scored.
Delay grounded out to 2b (2-2 FBSB); Hayes advanced to second; Toffey advanced to third.
Paul grounded out to ss (1-0 B).
2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE VANDERBILT
START OF 6TH
BETHUNE walked (3-2 KBFBBB).
WATSON fouled out to 1b (2-1 BKB).
GIGLIOTTI flied out to lf (2-0 BB).
SOLOMON lined out to ss (0-2 KS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
Ray grounded out to 3b (2-0 BB).
Kaiser flied out to rf (1-0 B).
Kendall grounded out to 2b (1-1 BS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE VANDERBILT
START OF 7TH
SORRELLS walked (3-0 BBBB).
DODSON struck out swinging (0-2 KKS).
SORRELLS advanced to second on a wild pitch.
PERRY struck out swinging (3-2 BKBFBS).
THOMAS struck out swinging (0-2 KSS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
CURTIS to p for ORTEGA.
Scott grounded out to 2b (2-2 KBBF).
Infante singled through the left side (2-2 FBBFF).
Toffey singled to pitcher (1-0 B); Infante advanced to second.
Toffey advanced to second; Infante advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Hayes reached on a fielder's choice (1-1 BK); Toffey advanced to third; Infante out at home 3b to c.
0 - 7 Hayes advanced to second; Toffey scored on a wild pitch.
Delay struck out swinging (2-2 KFBBS).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE VANDERBILT
START OF 8TH
Coleman to lf for Scott.
HANKS fouled out to 1b (0-0).
BETHUNE lined out to cf (1-1 BF).
WATSON walked (3-1 BBBKB).
GIGLIOTTI flied out to cf (3-1 BBFB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
STEWART to p for CURTIS.
Paul grounded out to 2b (3-1 BFBB).
Ray singled to right field (3-2 KBFBFB).
Kaiser singled to third base (1-0 B); Ray advanced to second.
0 - 10 Kendall homered to right field, 3 RBI (3-2 KBFBB); Kaiser scored; Ray scored.
Coleman grounded out to 2b (1-0 B).
Infante singled up the middle (3-2 BBFBFFF).
Toffey popped up to 2b (1-0 B).
3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE VANDERBILT
START OF 9TH
SOLOMON walked (3-1 KBBBB).
SORRELLS popped into double play ss to 1b (0-1 K); SOLOMON out on the play.
DODSON singled to center field (0-0).
PERRY grounded out to 3b (1-0 B).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB