04/08/17
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA-2

Baseball falls to North Florida in Saturday contest
Saturday, April 8, 2017
NORTH FLORIDA AT LIPSCOMB | APRIL 08, 2017
PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO
Win: DELANEY (5-1) 4.0 5 1 1 0 3
Loss: PASSANTINO (1-1) 6.2 12 7 7 1 2
BATTING AB R H RBI BB HR
GURROLA (UNF) 5 1 3 0 0 0
BERRY (UNF) 4 1 3 2 0 0
SOLOMON (LIP) 5 2 3 0 0 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The weekend continued to be a struggle for the Lipscomb baseball team Saturday afternoon as the Bisons saw a three-run lead slip away in a 7-5 loss to North Florida in ASUN Conference action at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.

UNF also won the series opener on Friday, handing the Bisons just their second series defeat at home this season. The Ospreys moved into a tie for first place in the conference with the win. UNF is 22-12 overall and 4-1 in league play, while Lipscomb fell to 16-14 and 2-3.

“This was a tough loss, because we were leading for most of the game and even after they came back and tied it we were still looking good,” Lipscomb skipper Jeff Forehand said. “But it didn’t go our way. We were a hit or two away from it being a different story. This was just one of those games where they played better than we did.”

UNF showed its offensive prowess again by pounding out 13 hits, its second straight day with double digit base knocks. The Ospreys erased a 4-1 deficit by scoring six runs over four innings, capped by a 3-run seventh, to take the lead for good.

Lipscomb built an early lead in the opening stanza after Michael Gigliotti got the offense rolling with a leadoff double. Lee Solomon then laid down a perfect bunt that he was able to beat the throw before the ball got past the first baseman and rolled into the right field corner. Gigliotti scored from second and Solomon advanced into scoring position. Hunter Hanks then drove in Solomon with a single through the left side of the infield.

In the third inning, Lipscomb doubled its lead on a 2-run home run from Hanks, his second long ball of the series.

From there UNF began chipping into the Bisons lead with two runs in the fourth and another in the fifth before chasing Lipscomb starter Jeffrey Passantino with three runs in the seventh.

Passantino (1-1) pitched 6.2 innings and gave up seven runs on a career high 12 hits allowed. He struck out two and walked one, just his sixth free pass of the season.

Lipscomb tried to mount a 2-out rally in the bottom of the seventh when Solomon, Cade Sorrells and Zeke Dodson laced three consecutive singles off UNF’s Anthony Delaney. The rally fell short when Jake Perry grounded into an inning-ending fielder’s choice.

UNF starter Frank German entered the game unblemished at 5-0 and seemed to be heading for the loss before his teammates picked him up late. The righty allowed a season high four runs on six hits in 4.2 frames. German has surrendered just eight runs all season entering the tilt.

Delaney picked up the win for UNF and moved to 5-1 on the season.  

“We are just trying to play as well as we can no matter if it’s at home or on the road,” Forehand said. “We have to hit better and make more plays, but North Florida had a lot to do with that. I just challenged our guys to come back out and play better tomorrow.”

courtesy LUAD

NORTH FLORIDA SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 1ST
ERVIN singled to second base (0-1 K).
THIBIDEAU flied out to cf to right center (1-1 KB).
GURROLA singled through the left side (0-2 KF); ERVIN advanced to second.
MERRITT singled to shortstop (1-0 B); GURROLA advanced to second; ERVIN advanced to third.
BERRY singled to right field, RBI (0-0); MERRITT advanced to second; GURROLA advanced to third; ERVIN scored. 1 - 0
WEEKS grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (1-2 BFF); BERRY out on the play.
1 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
GIGLIOTTI doubled to left center (2-2 KKBBF).
1 - 1 SOLOMON singled, bunt, advanced to second on a throwing error by p (1-0 B); GIGLIOTTI scored on the error.
SOLOMON stole third.
SORRELLS grounded out to 3b (2-2 BKBF).
DODSON walked (3-0 BBBB).
PERRY struck out swinging (1-2 BFKS).
1 - 2 HANKS singled through the left side, RBI (2-2 BKBS); DODSON advanced to second; SOLOMON scored.
THOMAS struck out swinging (2-2 FBSFBS).
2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
NORTH FLORIDA SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 2ND
VOYLES lined out to lf (1-2 KKBFF).
DIAZ struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (1-2 BKFS).
WILSON grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 BK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
CRISAN walked (3-2 KBKBBB).
HOOKER struck out swinging (2-2 BKBSS).
GIGLIOTTI out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt (1-1 BS); CRISAN advanced to second.
SOLOMON flied out to cf.
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
NORTH FLORIDA SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 3RD
ERVIN fouled out to lf (2-2 KFFBFB).
THIBIDEAU flied out to cf (0-1 K).
GURROLA fouled out to 1b (1-0 B).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
SORRELLS struck out looking (1-2 KSBK).
DODSON singled to center field (3-2 BBBKF).
DODSON stole second.
PERRY grounded out to 2b (3-2 BBBFS); DODSON advanced to third.
1 - 4 HANKS homered to left field, 2 RBI (0-0); DODSON scored.
THOMAS fouled out to rf (1-0 B).
2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
NORTH FLORIDA SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 4TH
MERRITT lined out to 3b (1-0 B).
BERRY singled to center field (0-2 KS).
WEEKS singled to left field (1-2 BKFF); BERRY advanced to second.
VOYLES flied out to lf (1-1 KB).
DIAZ doubled to left center, 2 RBI (0-0); WEEKS scored; BERRY scored. 3 - 4
WILSON popped up to 2b (0-1 K).
2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
CRISAN grounded out to 2b (1-2 BKF).
HOOKER flied out to lf (1-1 KB).
GIGLIOTTI doubled down the rf line (0-1 K).
GIGLIOTTI out at second p to 3b to 2b to ss, picked off.
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
NORTH FLORIDA SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 5TH
ERVIN singled up the middle (0-0).
THIBIDEAU flied out to cf (2-2 FBBF).
ERVIN advanced to second on a wild pitch.
GURROLA flied out to cf (3-2 BFBSB).
MERRITT doubled down the lf line, RBI (1-0 B); ERVIN scored. 4 - 4
BERRY grounded out to p (2-2 KBKB).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
SOLOMON grounded out to 2b (1-2 KFB).
SORRELLS struck out swinging (1-2 KBFS).
DODSON walked (3-2 SBFFBBB).
DELANEY to p for GERMAN.
PERRY struck out swinging (1-2 BFSFS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
NORTH FLORIDA SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 6TH
WEEKS grounded out to 3b (1-1 KB).
VOYLES struck out swinging (1-2 KFBS).
DIAZ flied out to lf (1-0 B).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
HANKS grounded out to 3b (1-1 KB).
THOMAS grounded out to 3b (0-0).
CRISAN flied out to rf (0-1 K).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
NORTH FLORIDA SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 7TH
WILSON flied out to rf (0-0).
ERVIN walked (3-1 BBBKB).
THIBIDEAU homered to left field, 2 RBI (1-0 B); ERVIN scored. 6 - 4
GURROLA doubled to left center, ground-rule (1-1 BK).
MERRITT flied out to lf (2-0 BB).
BERRY doubled to right field, RBI (3-2 BFBKFFB); GURROLA scored. 7 - 4
PRYOR to p for PASSANTINO.
WEEKS flied out to lf (1-0 B).
3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
HOOKER struck out swinging (0-2 FKS).
GIGLIOTTI struck out swinging (1-2 KKBS).
SOLOMON singled through the left side (1-1 BK).
SORRELLS singled through the right side (1-0 B); SOLOMON advanced to second.
7 - 5 DODSON singled through the left side, RBI (1-0 B); SORRELLS advanced to second; SOLOMON scored.
PERRY reached on a fielder's choice (1-2 FSFB); DODSON out at second ss to 2b.
1 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
NORTH FLORIDA SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 8TH
VOYLES out at first 1b to p (0-0).
DIAZ flied out to rf (2-1 BKB).
WILSON out at first 1b to p (1-2 FFB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
HANKS lined out to 3b (1-1 KB).
THOMAS singled (2-1 BKB).
CRISAN grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b (1-1 BK); THOMAS out on the play.
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
NORTH FLORIDA SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 9TH
ERVIN lined out to rf (0-1 F).
THIBIDEAU grounded out to 2b (2-2 BBKSF).
GURROLA singled to shortstop (0-0).
MERRITT flied out to lf (1-1 BF).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
MARTINEZ pinch hit for HOOKER.
MARTINEZ grounded out to 2b (1-2 KSB).
GIGLIOTTI flied out to cf (0-0).
SOLOMON singled up the middle (2-1 KBB).
DUPONT to p for DELANEY.
SORRELLS hit by pitch (1-0 B); SOLOMON advanced to second.
NAYLOR to p for DUPONT.
MOYNIHAN pinch ran for SORRELLS.
DODSON struck out swinging (0-2 KSS).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB