4/22/17
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY--2

Baseball survives slugfest to take series with NJIT
Saturday, April 22, 2017
LIPSCOMB AT NJIT | APRIL 22, 2017
PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO
Win: PRYOR (2-1) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1
Loss: JONES (0-1) 0.1 2 5 5 2 0
BATTING AB R H RBI BB HR
PERRY (LIP) 5 2 4 4 1 1
ANASTASIA (NJIT) 4 3 3 2 0 0

NEWARK, N.J. – Pitching was scarce Saturday afternoon at rain-soaked Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium as Lipscomb survived a wild ASUN Conference slugfest against NJIT, 15-10.

The Bisons and Highlanders combined for 25 runs on 31 hits in what turned out to be a final score that seemed more fitting for a football game.

Lipscomb surrendered leads of 3-1 and 8-4 before scoring five times in the top of the seventh to grab the lead for good.

“I really like that we jumped on them (NJIT) with runs in the first inning for the second straight day,” Lipscomb skipper Jeff Forehand said. “But today we knew they would fire back at us and I told the guys they had to be ready and I think we did that.

“We answered every time NJIT made a run and that was what I liked to see. This was a good win for our club.”

Trailing 10-9 with the bases loaded and no outs in the seventh, Zeke Dodson drew a walk to bring home Michael Gigliotti and level the score. Cade Sorrells knocked in the go-ahead run on a ground ball to second base, after he was robbed of what looked to at least be a double down the left field line when the umpire called the ball foul.

Jake Perry then broke the game open with a three-run bomb to left center field, his team-leading fifth homer of the season, giving Lipscomb a 14-10 advantage.

Five different Bisons collected multiple hits on the afternoon, led by Perry. The junior designated hitter reached base five times after going 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, a walk and two runs scored. He also tied his career high with four RBI.

Sorrells got the game started with a bang in the top of the first when he launched a three-run home run to open the scoring.

“For Cade to come through with a big homer with two outs and two strikes, I felt that really set the stage for the game,” Forehand said.

The sophomore first baseman finished the game 2-for-6 with two runs scored and a career-high tying four RBI.

Also with a multiple RBI day was Dodson. The sophomore third baseman was 2-for-5 with two RBI, two runs, a double and a walk. He posted his team-leading 12th multiple-hit game of the year.

Sophomore Kyle Kemp came on in relief in the bottom of the seventh and came up with three big innings to thwart any kind of comeback the Highlanders had in mind. He tossed three scoreless frames while only giving up two hits and registering one strikeout. He faced 12 batters to earn his second save of the season.

The Bisons recovered from their first deficit of the game in the top of the fifth when they combined for six hits and two walks to plate five runs. Dodson, Lee Solomon and Blake Thomas all came up with RBI singles in the frame.

The back and forth battle continued as the Highlanders recaptured their final lead of the day in the bottom of the sixth with four runs on five hits before the Bisons struck with their five-run top of the seventh.

Senior southpaw John Pryor tossed the sixth inning to pick up the win and improve to 2-1 on the season. He allowed one run on two hits.

courtesy LUAD

 

LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 1ST
GIGLIOTTI out at first 1b to p (2-2 BKBFF).
SOLOMON doubled down the rf line (2-1 BSB).
HANKS walked (3-2 BBKKBB).
DODSON struck out swinging (2-2 BKBSS); HANKS stole second; SOLOMON stole third.
SORRELLS homered to right field, 3 RBI (1-2 BKF); HANKS scored; SOLOMON scored. 3 - 0
PERRY walked (3-2 KBBFBFB).
HOOKER reached on an error by 2b (3-2 BKSBB); PERRY advanced to second.
BETHUNE struck out looking (1-2 FBKK).
3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB
PIETRONICO doubled to left field (1-1 KB).
COCCIADIFERR hit by pitch (0-0).
ANASTASIA grounded out to p, SAC (0-0); COCCIADIFERR advanced to second; PIETRONICO advanced to third.
3 - 1 ETTS singled to shortstop, RBI (3-2 BBKKB); COCCIADIFERR advanced to third; PIETRONICO scored.
UTTENDORFER grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (1-2 BKK); ETTS out on the play.
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 2ND
THOMAS flied out to rf (1-0 B).
GIGLIOTTI singled, bunt (1-1 BK).
GIGLIOTTI advanced to second on an error by p, failed pickoff attempt.
SOLOMON struck out looking (1-2 BKKK).
HANKS struck out swinging (0-2 KKS).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 1 Errors, 1 LOB
HABERSTROH hit by pitch (2-1 KBB).
BURMAN grounded out to 2b (0-0); HABERSTROH advanced to second.
KRAMER flied out to cf (0-2 KK).
MALATESTA grounded out to 2b (1-1 BF).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 3RD
DODSON flied out to lf (2-0 BB).
SORRELLS struck out looking (0-2 FFK).
PERRY doubled to left field (2-1 BKB).
HOOKER grounded out to ss (0-0).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
PIETRONICO walked (3-1 BKBBB).
COCCIADIFERR reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); PIETRONICO out at second 3b to 2b.
ANASTASIA singled through the right side (1-0 B); COCCIADIFERR advanced to second.
ANASTASIA stole second; COCCIADIFERR stole third.
ETTS grounded out to 3b (3-2 BKKBB).
3 - 3 UTTENDORFER tripled to right field, 2 RBI (0-0); ANASTASIA scored; COCCIADIFERR scored.
3 - 4 HABERSTROH singled through the left side, RBI (3-2 BBBKK); UTTENDORFER scored.
BURMAN flied out to cf (0-1 K).
3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 4TH
BETHUNE singled up the middle (2-1 BBK).
THOMAS grounded out to p, SAC (0-0); BETHUNE advanced to second.
GIGLIOTTI flied out to cf (1-2 BKK).
SOLOMON walked (3-1 BBBKB).
HANKS flied out to cf (1-0 B).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
KRAMER grounded out to 2b.
MALATESTA grounded out to ss (0-0).
PIETRONICO popped up to 2b (2-1 BBK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 5TH
DERER to p for STAFFLINGER.
DODSON doubled to right center (3-2 BKKBBF).
SORRELLS grounded out to 2b (0-1 F); DODSON advanced to third.
PERRY singled up the middle, RBI (1-0 B); DODSON scored. 4 - 4
PERRY advanced to second on a wild pitch.
HOOKER walked (3-1 KBBBB).
BETHUNE singled, bunt (0-0); HOOKER advanced to second; PERRY advanced to third.
THOMAS singled through the left side, RBI (0-1 K); BETHUNE advanced to second; HOOKER advanced to third; PERRY scored. 5 - 4
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to p, RBI (0-1 K); THOMAS advanced to second; BETHUNE advanced to third; HOOKER scored. 6 - 4
SOLOMON singled to shortstop, RBI (0-2 KK); THOMAS advanced to third; BETHUNE scored. 7 - 4
SOLOMON stole second.
HANKS walked (3-2 SBBKBB).
DODSON singled to shortstop, RBI (0-1 K); HANKS advanced to second; SOLOMON advanced to third; THOMAS scored. 8 - 4
SORRELLS reached on a fielder's choice (1-0 B); DODSON out at second ss unassisted.
5 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB
COCCIADIFERR hit by pitch (0-0).
ANASTASIA singled to right field (0-0); COCCIADIFERR advanced to second.
ETTS lined out to ss (1-2 BKKF).
STEWART to p for TRIPP.
UTTENDORFER lined out to 2b (0-0).
HABERSTROH singled to left field (0-0); ANASTASIA advanced to second; COCCIADIFERR advanced to third.
8 - 6 BURMAN reached on an error by 1b (0-0); HABERSTROH advanced to third; ANASTASIA scored, unearned; COCCIADIFERR scored, unearned.
BURMAN stole second.
KRAMER grounded out to 2b (1-2 SBK).
2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 6TH
PERRY struck out swinging (2-2 BBKKS).
HOOKER homered to left center, RBI. 9 - 6
BETHUNE lined out to 2b (0-0).
THOMAS popped up to 3b (0-0).
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
MALATESTA singled to center field.
PIETRONICO singled to right center (3-2 BBKKB); MALATESTA advanced to second.
COCCIADIFERR singled through the left side (0-0); PIETRONICO advanced to second; MALATESTA advanced to third.
PRYOR to p for STEWART.
9 - 8 ANASTASIA doubled to center field, 2 RBI (0-2 KK); COCCIADIFERR advanced to third; PIETRONICO scored; MALATESTA scored.
ETTS struck out looking (1-2 BKKK).
UTTENDORFER flied out to cf (0-0).
HABERSTROH walked (3-2 BBBKKB).
9 - 10 BURMAN singled to right field, 2 RBI (0-0); HABERSTROH advanced to second; ANASTASIA scored; COCCIADIFERR scored.
KRAMER flied out to cf (2-2 BBKK).
4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 7TH
JONES to p for DERER.
GIGLIOTTI walked (3-2 BKSBBB).
SOLOMON hit by pitch (0-1 K); GIGLIOTTI advanced to second.
HANKS singled, bunt; SOLOMON advanced to second; GIGLIOTTI advanced to third.
Bunt down third base side under pitchers glove.
DODSON walked, RBI (3-1 BBBKB); HANKS advanced to second; SOLOMON advanced to third; GIGLIOTTI scored. 10 - 10
SORRELLS grounded out to 2b, RBI (1-2 KKB); DODSON advanced to second; HANKS advanced to third; SOLOMON scored. 11 - 10
PERRY homered to left center, 3 RBI (1-0 B); DODSON scored; HANKS scored. 14 - 10
FERNANDEZ to p for JONES.
HOOKER flied out to lf (0-0).
BETHUNE singled to left field (0-0).
BETHUNE advanced to second on a wild pitch.
THOMAS walked (3-1 BBBKB).
GIGLIOTTI flied out to lf (2-2 KFBBF).
5 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
KEMP to p for PRYOR.
MALATESTA doubled to left center (2-0 BB).
PIETRONICO flied out to cf (0-0); MALATESTA advanced to third.
COCCIADIFERR struck out swinging (1-2 BKSS).
ANASTASIA struck out looking (1-2 KSFBK).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 8TH
SOLOMON grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-1 BFB).
HANKS struck out looking (0-2 SKK).
DODSON grounded out to 2b (1-1 KB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
ETTS flied out to lf (1-1 BF).
UTTENDORFER struck out swinging (0-2 FFS).
HABERSTROH grounded out to ss (3-2 KBBSFB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 9TH
SORRELLS singled to right field (1-1 BF).
PERRY singled through the left side (2-2 KSBB); SORRELLS advanced to second.
HOOKER reached on an error by c; PERRY out at second 1b to ss; SORRELLS advanced to third.
HOOKER stole second.
BETHUNE grounded out to ss, RBI (2-2 BBKK); HOOKER advanced to third; SORRELLS scored, unearned. 15 - 10
THOMAS flied out to lf (3-2 BBKBK).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Errors, 1 LOB
BURMAN flied out to cf (2-2 FFBB).
KRAMER singled to right field (2-1 BBK).
KRAMER advanced to second on a wild pitch.
MALATESTA walked (3-1 KBBBB).
PIETRONICO flied out to rf (3-1 BBFB); KRAMER advanced to third.
COCCIADIFERR reached on a fielder's choice (1-0 B); MALATESTA out at second ss to 2b.
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB