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Baseball rolls past NJIT in opener
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Friday, April 21, 2017 
By Kirk Downs
LIPSCOMB AT NJIT | APRIL 21, 2017
PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO
Win: PASSANTINO (2-1) 6.0 5 2 2 1 7
Loss: SONDERGARD (0-5) 0.1 4 6 6 2 1
BATTING AB R H RBI BB HR
DODSON (LIP) 6 2 3 2 0 0
PIETRONICO (NJIT) 5 0 2 0 0 0
ANASTASIA (NJIT) 5 2 2 0 0 0

NEWARK, N.J. – The Lipscomb baseball team got hits from all nine starters in its lineup and an impressive performance from Jeffrey Passantino on the mound to roll past NJIT 11-2 Friday night in ASUN Conference action at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark, New Jersey.

With the win, the Bisons improved to 18-17 overall and 4-6 in conference action, while the Highlanders fell to 4-29 and 0-10. The win halted a three-game losing skid for Lipscomb.

In their first-ever trip to The Garden State, the Bisons scored seven times in the opening frame and pounded out 14 base hits.

“We had a great first inning, anytime you can score seven runs out of the gate it makes everything else run easier,” Lipscomb skipper Jeff Forehand said. “We also had good pitching from all our guys. This was a solid win all around.”

Four of the nine starters in the batting order had multiple hits, led by Zeke Dodson. The sophomore third baseman was 3-for-6 with two RBI and two runs. Junior catcher Jeffrey Crisan reached base in all but one plate appearance, posting a 2-for-3 night with two RBI, two walks and two runs.

Senior second baseman Hunter Hanks and junior designated hitter Jake Perry also collected multiple-hit efforts. Hanks continued his hot hitting by going 2-for-5 with two runs, a walk and a first-inning RBI double. Perry went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run while adding his team-leading 27th RBI of the season.

Junior center fielder Michael Gigliotti only finished 1-for-4, but found his way on base three times after drawing two walks. He also drove in a run, crossed the dish once and tied his career high with three stolen bases. He originally set his career high against Northern Kentucky on May 14, 2015.  

Junior right fielder Lee Solomon went 1-for-5 with two RBI and his team-leading 11th double of the year.

Tevin Symonette and Blake Thomas each drove in a run, while Cade Sorrells drew two walks.

Jeffrey Passantino improved to 2-1 on the year after working six innings of five-hit ball. The righty surrendered two runs and one walk while striking out seven.

“Jeffrey gave us an awesome start like he always does,” Forehand said. “Going up so much early really took the pressure off and all he had to do was go out and throw strikes. It was good to see him get another win.”

NJIT’s Brian Sondergard took the loss, falling to 0-5. He only lasted one-third of an inning before being lifted. He surrendered six runs on four hits and two walks while facing seven batters. 
courtesy LUAD

 

LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 1ST
GIGLIOTTI walked (3-2 BKKBBFFFB).
GIGLIOTTI stole second.
SOLOMON struck out looking (3-2 BBKBSK).
HANKS doubled to right center, RBI (1-1 KB); GIGLIOTTI scored. 1 - 0
DODSON singled to center field, RBI (0-1 K); HANKS scored. 2 - 0
SORRELLS walked (3-2 BBBKKB); DODSON advanced to second.
PERRY singled through the left side (0-1 K); SORRELLS advanced to second; DODSON advanced to third.
SYMONETTE singled through the left side, RBI (2-2 KBFB); PERRY advanced to second; SORRELLS advanced to third; DODSON scored. 3 - 0
SAVIANO to p for SONDERGARD.
CRISAN singled through the left side, 2 RBI (2-1 BKB); SYMONETTE advanced to second; PERRY scored; SORRELLS scored. 5 - 0
THOMAS singled up the middle, RBI (1-0 B); CRISAN advanced to third; SYMONETTE scored. 6 - 0
THOMAS stole second.
GIGLIOTTI walked (3-1 BKBBB).
SOLOMON flied out to cf, SF, RBI (2-1 BBF); CRISAN scored. 7 - 0
GIGLIOTTI stole second; THOMAS stole third.
HANKS out at first p to 2b to 1b (3-2 KBBBS).
7 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
PIETRONICO grounded out to 2b (1-2 KKB).
COCCIADIFERR struck out swinging (0-2 KSS).
ANASTASIA struck out swinging (0-2 SSS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 2ND
DODSON flied out to lf (2-2 BKKB).
SORRELLS singled through the right side (3-1 FBBB).
SORRELLS advanced to second on a wild pitch.
PERRY grounded out to 3b (1-1 KB).
SYMONETTE struck out swinging, grounded out to c unassisted (2-2 KBBKS).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
ETTS grounded out to 3b.
UTTENDORFER grounded out to 2b (0-0).
HABERSTROH struck out swinging (3-2 BBBKSS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 3RD
CRISAN singled to right field (1-2 BKK).
THOMAS reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); CRISAN advanced to second on an error by p.
THOMAS advanced to second; CRISAN advanced to third on a wild pitch.
GIGLIOTTI singled to right field, RBI (2-2 KFBBF); THOMAS advanced to third; CRISAN scored, unearned. 8 - 0
GIGLIOTTI stole second.
SOLOMON lined out to 1b (1-1 FB).
HANKS struck out swinging (2-2 BSBKFS).
DODSON grounded out to ss (0-0).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB
BURMAN struck out swinging (0-2 KKS).
KRAMER singled up the middle (3-2 BBKFB).
MALATESTA struck out swinging (1-2 BKFS).
PIETRONICO grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-2 KKBB).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 4TH
SORRELLS flied out to rf (0-0).
PERRY walked (3-1 BBKBB).
SYMONETTE struck out swinging (1-2 FKBS).
CRISAN struck out looking (0-2 KKK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
COCCIADIFERR flied out to lf (0-0).
ANASTASIA singled to left field (1-2 KKB).
8 - 1 ETTS doubled to left center, RBI (0-0); ANASTASIA scored.
UTTENDORFER grounded out to 3b (0-2 SSF).
HABERSTROH struck out looking (2-2 BKKBFK).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 5TH
THOMAS walked (1-2 BKKKS).
RAMKISHUN to p for SAVIANO.
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to 2b (1-1 FB); THOMAS advanced to second.
THOMAS stole third.
SOLOMON grounded out to ss, RBI (3-2 BKBFB); THOMAS scored. 9 - 1
HANKS singled through the left side (1-0 B).
DODSON singled to right field (3-1 KBBB); HANKS advanced to second.
SORRELLS walked (3-1 BBBKB); DODSON advanced to second; HANKS advanced to third.
PERRY flied out to rf (1-2 KKB).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB
BURMAN out at first 1b to p (1-2 BKKF).
KRAMER walked (3-0 BBBB).
MALATESTA popped up to ss (3-2 KBBFBF).
PIETRONICO flied out to rf (0-0).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 6TH
HALL to c for KRAMER.
SYMONETTE grounded out to ss (0-2 KKS).
CRISAN walked (3-1 SBBBB).
THOMAS struck out swinging (3-2 KBFFBBS).
GIGLIOTTI popped up to 2b (2-0 BB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
COCCIADIFERR struck out swinging (1-2 KKFBFS).
ANASTASIA tripled to right field (1-2 KBK).
ETTS hit by pitch.
9 - 2 UTTENDORFER flied out to rf, SF, RBI (3-2 BBBKFFF); ANASTASIA scored.
HABERSTROH singled to shortstop (0-2 KS); ETTS advanced to second.
BURMAN fouled out to 3b (1-2 FBF).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 7TH
MACMILLAN to 3b for HABERSTROH.
SOLOMON doubled to right field (1-0 B).
SOLOMON out at third c to 3b, caught stealing.
HANKS walked (3-1 BKBBB).
HANKS stole second.
DODSON singled to center field, RBI (2-1 BKB); HANKS scored. 10 - 2
DODSON advanced to second on the throw.
SORRELLS flied out to rf (2-2 BKBF); DODSON advanced to third.
PERRY singled to first base, RBI (1-2 BFS); DODSON scored. 11 - 2
PERRY advanced to second on a wild pitch.
SYMONETTE walked (3-0 BBBB).
CRISAN walked (3-1 BBKBB); SYMONETTE advanced to second; PERRY advanced to third.
KACSO to p for RAMKISHUN.
THOMAS flied out to cf (3-2 KBBKB).
2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB
ORTEGA to p for PASSANTINO.
HALL struck out swinging (1-2 SBFS).
MALATESTA struck out looking (3-2 FBBFFBK).
PIETRONICO doubled to left field (0-2 FK).
COCCIADIFERR flied out to rf (1-0 B).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 8TH
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to 2b (1-2 KKFFFBF).
SOLOMON flied out to cf (0-0).
HANKS struck out swinging (1-2 KBKS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
ANASTASIA flied out to cf (2-1 BKB).
ETTS struck out swinging, reached first on a wild pitch (0-2 FK).
UTTENDORFER flied out to lf (0-1 F).
ETTS advanced to second on a wild pitch.
ETTS advanced to third on a wild pitch.
MACMILLAN walked (3-2 BKKBFBB).
MACMILLAN advanced to second.
BURMAN walked (3-2 FBKBBFB).
HALL struck out swinging (2-2 BKBSS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB
1ST2ND3RD4TH5TH6TH7TH8TH9TH
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 9TH
DODSON struck out swinging (2-2 BKBKS).
SORRELLS flied out to cf (1-1 KB).
MOYNIHAN pinch hit for PERRY.
MOYNIHAN popped up to cf (1-1 BK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
GIBSON to p for ORTEGA.
MALATESTA grounded out to 2b (3-2 BBBKF).
PIETRONICO singled up the middle (3-2 BKKBB).
COCCIADIFERR reached on an error by p, advanced to second (1-1 KB); PIETRONICO advanced to third.
ANASTASIA flied out to cf (1-0 B).
ETTS struck out swinging (1-2 KFBS).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB