04/02/17
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE-3

Baseball drops series finale at USC Upstate
Sunday, April 2, 2017
LIPSCOMB AT USC UPSTATE | APRIL 02, 2017
PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO
Win: WHITNEY (4-2) 5.1 6 6 6 4 4
Loss: TRIPP (2-2) 0.1 6 7 5 1 0
BATTING AB R H RBI BB HR
DODSON (LIP) 4 1 3 1 1 0
CARPENTER (UPST) 6 2 5 3 0 1

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – A fast start by USC Upstate meant trouble for the Lipscomb baseball team Sunday afternoon.

The Bisons dropped the final contest of a three-game ASUN Conference series 16-7 to the Spartans at Harley Park. Upstate tallied its second most runs of the season and its third most base hits with 17.

Upstate stripped Lipscomb of its chance at a weekend sweep to open conference play. The Bisons are now 16-11 overall and 2-1 in league play, while the Spartans improved to 14-17 and 1-2.

USC Upstate quickly built a 9-1 lead in the first inning after bringing 13 batters to the plate on eight base hits. After tacking on another run in the second, the Spartans put an exclamation point on the day with a 4-run frame in the bottom of the fourth when first baseman Charlie Carpenter blasted a 2-run home run over the fence in left to extend their lead to 14-1.

Lipscomb tried to crawl back into the contest with five runs in the top of the sixth.

Sophomore first baseman Cade Sorrells singled with one out and later scored on a wild pitch. The Bisons loaded the bases on a Zeke Dodson single and walks from Jake Perry and Blake Thomas to set the stage for Hunter Hanks. After taking a first-pitch strike, Hanks launched a grand slam over the fence in left center to trim the Spartans lead to 15-6.

The Bisons added their final run of the day in the eighth frame after Von Watson ripped a 2-out single up the middle before scoring on an Upstate fielding error in the next at-bat.

For Lipscomb, Dayton Tripp (2-2) drew his first career start in ASUN play and it was a rough one. The junior transfer allowed six hits and seven runs (five earned) in only one-third of an inning. Kyle Kemp, Alex Dorso, Nicko Ortega and Dallas Gibson worked in relief.

Gibson was the only reliever who did not allow a run. He tossed the final three stanzas, giving up no hits and three walks with three strikeouts. He got the Bisons out of a bases-loaded jam with two ground ball force outs at the plate in the sixth.

Offensively the Bisons had 10 hits, including a 3-hit performance from Dodson and 2-hit performances from Michael Gigliotti and Tyler Bethune.

Carpenter led five Spartans with multiple-hits after going 5-for-6 with three RBI and two runs scored. Russell Schwertfeger and Devon Ortiz lead the team with four RBI each. Blake Whitney (4-2) got the win after giving up six runs on six hits in 5.1 innings. He walked four and struck out four. Freshman Connor Campbell picked up his first career save.

courtesy LUAD

 

LIPSCOMB SCORE USC UPSTATE
START OF 1ST
GIGLIOTTI doubled to right field (1-0 B).
SOLOMON lined out to 3b (3-1 KBBB).
SORRELLS struck out swinging (2-2 BBKFS).
DODSON singled to left field, RBI (1-0 B); GIGLIOTTI scored. 1 - 0
PERRY struck out swinging (2-2 BFBKS).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
SCHWERTFEGER walked (3-2 BBKBFB).
CARPENTER, C singled through the left side (0-1 F); SCHWERTFEGER advanced to second.
SHIMKO, J.J. reached on a fielder's choice (1-0 B); CARPENTER, C advanced to second; SCHWERTFEGER out at third p to 3b.
HAWKINS, B. singled to center field (1-0 B); SHIMKO, J.J. advanced to second; CARPENTER, C advanced to third.
1 - 3 ORTIZ, D. tripled down the lf line, 3 RBI (0-2 KS); HAWKINS, B. scored; SHIMKO, J.J. scored; CARPENTER, C scored.
1 - 4 HARRIS, D. singled up the middle, RBI (1-0 B); ORTIZ, D. scored.
RODRIGUEZ, C singled to shortstop (2-2 BKKB); HARRIS, D. advanced to second.
1 - 5 MILLER, J. singled, advanced to second on a throwing error by 2b (0-1 S); RODRIGUEZ, C advanced to third; HARRIS, D. scored, unearned.
KEMP to p for TRIPP.
BOURKE, J. walked (3-0 BBBB).
1 - 7 SCHWERTFEGER singled to right field, 3 RBI (1-1 BK); BOURKE, J. advanced to third; MILLER, J. scored, unearned; RODRIGUEZ, C scored.
1 - 9 CARPENTER, C doubled to left field, RBI (1-1 KB); SCHWERTFEGER scored; BOURKE, J. scored.
SHIMKO, J.J. struck out swinging (1-2 KSBS).
HAWKINS, B. flied out to cf (1-2 FSB).
9 Runs, 8 Hits, 1 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE USC UPSTATE
START OF 2ND
THOMAS walked (3-2 KBKBBB).
HANKS reached on a fielder's choice (0-1 K); THOMAS out at second ss to 2b.
BETHUNE walked (3-2 BKBFBFB); HANKS advanced to second.
HOOKER lined out to 1b (2-2 FFBB); HANKS out at second 1b to ss.
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
ORTIZ, D. singled to left field (1-1 BS).
HARRIS, D. reached on a fielding error by 1b (2-2 BKSB); ORTIZ, D. advanced to second.
RODRIGUEZ, C walked (3-2 BBBKKFB); HARRIS, D. advanced to second; ORTIZ, D. advanced to third.
1 - 10 MILLER, J. grounded out to p, RBI (2-2 KFFBFB); RODRIGUEZ, C advanced to second; HARRIS, D. advanced to third; ORTIZ, D. scored.
BOURKE, J. reached on a fielder's choice (1-2 SBF); HARRIS, D. out at home ss to c.
SCHWERTFEGER struck out looking (1-2 KBFK).
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE USC UPSTATE
START OF 3RD
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-2 FK).
SOLOMON flied out to rf (0-0).
SORRELLS grounded out to 2b (2-1 BKB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
CARPENTER, C singled to third base (1-2 KKFFB).
SHIMKO, J.J. singled to center field (0-1 F); CARPENTER, C advanced to second.
HAWKINS, B. flied out to cf (2-2 BFFB).
SHIMKO, J.J. advanced to second; CARPENTER, C advanced to third on a wild pitch.
ORTIZ, D. out at first ss to 2b to 1b (1-1 KB).
HARRIS, D. flied out to lf (1-0 B).
0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE USC UPSTATE
START OF 4TH
DODSON fouled out to 2b (0-2 KF).
PERRY flied out to rf (0-1 K).
THOMAS struck out swinging (1-2 BFKS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
RODRIGUEZ, C walked (3-2 BKKBBB).
MILLER, J. singled, bunt (0-0); RODRIGUEZ, C advanced to second.
1 - 11 BOURKE, J. doubled to left center, RBI (0-1 K); MILLER, J. advanced to third; RODRIGUEZ, C scored.
1 - 12 SCHWERTFEGER grounded out to 2b, RBI (1-0 B); BOURKE, J. advanced to third; MILLER, J. scored.
1 - 14 CARPENTER, C homered to left center, 2 RBI (0-1 F); BOURKE, J. scored.
DORSO to p for KEMP.
SHIMKO, J.J. flied out to cf (2-0 BB).
HAWKINS, B. grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 KB).
4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE USC UPSTATE
START OF 5TH
HANKS flied out to cf (2-1 FBB).
BETHUNE singled up the middle (0-1 K).
BETHUNE advanced to second on a passed ball.
HOOKER flied out to lf (2-0 BB).
GIGLIOTTI flied out to cf (0-0).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
ORTIZ, D. reached on a fielding error by lf (1-0 B).
HARRIS, D. singled to center field (2-0 BB); ORTIZ, D. advanced to second.
RODRIGUEZ, C struck out swinging (3-2 SBBSBS).
ORTIZ, D. stole third.
MILLER, J. struck out swinging (3-2 BBBKKS).
1 - 15 BOURKE, J. singled to shortstop, RBI (1-1 BK); HARRIS, D. advanced to third; ORTIZ, D. scored, unearned.
SCHWERTFEGER struck out looking (2-2 FBBSFK).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE USC UPSTATE
START OF 6TH
SOLOMON struck out swinging (1-2 KSBS).
SORRELLS singled up the middle (2-2 KBBF).
DODSON singled to right field (1-0 B); SORRELLS advanced to third.
PERRY walked (3-1 KBBBB); DODSON advanced to second.
PERRY advanced to second; DODSON advanced to third; SORRELLS scored on a wild pitch. 2 - 15
THOMAS walked (3-2 BBKBSB).
HANKS homered to left field, 4 RBI (0-1 K); THOMAS scored; PERRY scored; DODSON scored. 6 - 15
CAMPBELL, C. to p for WHITNEY, B..
BETHUNE singled to center field (0-0).
HOOKER struck out swinging (1-2 BSFS).
GIGLIOTTI singled to right field (1-0 B); BETHUNE advanced to second.
GIGLIOTTI advanced to second; BETHUNE advanced to third on a balk.
SOLOMON struck out swinging (2-2 BSSFBS).
5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
ORTEGA to p for DORSO.
CARPENTER, C doubled to right field (2-2 BKBS).
SHIMKO, J.J. hit by pitch (1-0 B).
HAWKINS, B. hit by pitch (1-1 BF); SHIMKO, J.J. advanced to second; CARPENTER, C advanced to third.
GIBSON to p for ORTEGA.
HAWKINS, B. advanced to second; SHIMKO, J.J. advanced to third on a wild pitch; CARPENTER, C out at home c to p.
6 - 16 ORTIZ, D. reached on a fielding error by rf, RBI (1-2 FBF); HAWKINS, B. advanced to third; SHIMKO, J.J. scored, unearned.
HARRIS, D. walked (3-2 BBSKBB); ORTIZ, D. advanced to second.
RODRIGUEZ, C reached on a fielder's choice (1-0 B); HARRIS, D. advanced to second; ORTIZ, D. advanced to third; HAWKINS, B. out at home 3b to 1b.
MILLER, J. struck out swinging (2-2 BBKKS).
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 1 Errors, 3 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE USC UPSTATE
START OF 7TH
SORRELLS flied out to rf (2-2 KBFFBF).
DODSON walked (3-2 KBFBBB).
PERRY grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-2 SBKB); DODSON advanced to second.
THOMAS struck out swinging (2-2 KBBKS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
WATSON to rf for HOOKER.
BOURKE, J. walked (3-2 BBKBSFB).
SCHWERTFEGER flied out to lf (1-0 B).
CARPENTER, C struck out swinging (3-2 BBBKKS).
SHIMKO, J.J. fouled out to 3b (1-0 B).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE USC UPSTATE
START OF 8TH
HANKS grounded out to p (0-0).
BETHUNE struck out looking (2-2 KFBBK).
WATSON singled up the middle, advanced to second on a fielding error by cf (2-2 KSBB).
GIGLIOTTI reached on a fielding error by 2b (0-1 K); WATSON scored, unearned. 7 - 16
SYMONETTE pinch hit for SOLOMON.
SYMONETTE struck out swinging (0-2 SFS).
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 2 Errors, 1 LOB
SYMONETTE to lf.
HAWKINS, B. struck out swinging (2-2 BBKFS).
ORTIZ, D. walked (3-2 KBBFBB).
HARRIS, D. reached on a fielder's choice (3-2 BBBKF); ORTIZ, D. advanced to second on a throwing error by p.
RODRIGUEZ, C grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (3-2 BBBKK); HARRIS, D. out on the play.
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE USC UPSTATE
START OF 9TH
SORRELLS struck out swinging (2-2 KBBFFS).
DODSON singled to third base (1-2 BKK).
PERRY struck out swinging (1-2 FKBS); DODSON advanced to second on a wild pitch.
THOMAS walked (3-2 SBBBFB); DODSON out at third c to 3b, caught stealing.
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
Runs, Hits, Errors, LOB