4/23/17
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-3

Crisan homers twice as Bisons sweep NJIT
Sunday, April 23, 2017 
By Kirk Downs
LIPSCOMB AT NJIT | APRIL 23, 2017
PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO
Win: PUCKETT (5-4) 6.1 9 3 1 2 4
Loss: GIBBONS (0-2) 1.1 4 5 4 4 0
BATTING AB R H RBI BB HR
SOLOMON (LIP) 5 1 3 0 0 0
CRISAN (LIP) 4 2 3 4 0 2
COCCIADIFERR (NJIT) 4 2 2 0 1 0
ANASTASIA (NJIT) 4 1 2 0 0 0

NEWARK, N.J. – Jeffrey Crisan’s sudden power surge propelled the Lipscomb baseball team to a feat it had only accomplished once this season – a three-game sweep.

The junior backstop swatted two home runs over the left field fence Sunday afternoon to lift the Bisons to an 8-3 victory over NJIT to complete a sweep of the Highlanders at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.

Lipscomb moves past Florida Gulf Coast into fifth and is now just one game behind Kennesaw State.

The Bisons only other sweep this season came against Illinois State in March. Lipscomb improved to 20-17 overall and 6-6 in league play, while NJIT fell to 4-31 and 0-12.

Crisan entered the finale with zero home runs this season and only one for his career – a solo shot against Northern Kentucky as a freshman on May 14, 2015.

For the third straight day the Bisons jumped out to a first-inning lead when Zeke Dodson brought home Michael Gigliotti on a sacrifice fly to center field. Gigliotti drew a leadoff walk before moving to third on a Lee Solomon single.

NJIT evened the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the frame when Justin Etts brought home Matt Cocciadiferro on a bunt single – the third consecutive base hit for the Highlanders.

Lipscomb would hang its sixth crooked inning of the weekend on the board with four runs in the top of the second. Crisan started the fireworks with a 2-run blast that also brought home Von Watson, who reached on an error.

After loading the bases on a bunt and two walks, Dodson ripped an RBI single to left field before Cade Sorrells followed with an RBI double to put Lipscomb on top 5-1.

The Highlanders got to Lipscomb starter Brady Puckett in the fifth and seventh by taking advantage of three Bisons errors to cut the lead to 5-3.

Crisan responded with his second 2-run bomb of the afternoon in the top of the eighth to put the game out of reach.

Lipscomb added a final insurance tally in the ninth when Sorrells knocked in Solomon with a single to right field. Solomon doubled to lead off the frame for his third hit of the day.

Junior right-hander Brady Puckett improved to 5-4 with the win after tossing 6.1 innings. The Murfreesboro native allowed three runs (one earned) on nine hits with four strikeouts and two walks.

Senior Denton Norman came on in relief in the seventh stanza with runners on the corners and got the Bisons out of the jam. He pitched the final 2.2 innings to earn his fifth save of the season. Norman did not allow a hit, while recording two strikeouts and a walk. 
courtesy LUAD

 

LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 1ST
GIGLIOTTI walked (3-0 BBBB).
SOLOMON singled to right center (0-1 K); GIGLIOTTI advanced to third.
HANKS reached on a fielder's choice (1-2 SFB); SOLOMON out at second 3b to 2b.
DODSON flied out to cf, SF, RBI (1-2 KSB); GIGLIOTTI scored. 1 - 0
HANKS stole second.
SORRELLS walked (3-2 BKBBKFB).
PERRY singled to left field; SORRELLS out at second lf to 3b; HANKS advanced to third.
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
PIETRONICO flied out to lf (2-2 BBKK).
COCCIADIFERR singled to shortstop (0-0).
ANASTASIA singled to right center (2-0 BB); COCCIADIFERR advanced to third.
1 - 1 ETTS singled, bunt, RBI (0-0); ANASTASIA advanced to second; COCCIADIFERR scored.
Bunt down the third base line.
UTTENDORFER flied into double play cf to 2b (2-1 BBS); ANASTASIA out on the play.
1 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 2ND
WATSON reached on an error by 1b (0-0).
CRISAN homered to left field, 2 RBI (0-1 K); WATSON scored, unearned. 3 - 1
THOMAS walked (3-2 BBKBKB).
GIGLIOTTI singled, bunt (0-0); THOMAS advanced to second.
Bunt inbetween pitcher and first baseman.
SOLOMON reached on a fielder's choice (1-0 B); GIGLIOTTI advanced to second; THOMAS out at third p to 3b.
HANKS walked (3-1 BKBBB); SOLOMON advanced to second; GIGLIOTTI advanced to third.
LUBRESKI, B. to p for GIBBONS.
DODSON singled to left field, RBI (1-0 B); HANKS advanced to second; SOLOMON advanced to third, out at home lf to c; GIGLIOTTI scored. 4 - 1
SORRELLS doubled to left field, RBI (0-1 K); DODSON advanced to third, out at home lf to ss to c; HANKS scored. 5 - 1
4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Errors, 1 LOB
HABERSTROH grounded out to ss (0-2 KK).
BURMAN doubled to right field (2-2 BBKK).
KRAMER singled to right field (1-1 BK); BURMAN advanced to third.
MALATESTA flied out to lf (3-2 BBBKK).
PIETRONICO struck out swinging (1-2 KFBS).
0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 3RD
PERRY flied out to cf (0-1 K).
WATSON grounded out to ss.
CRISAN flied out to cf (1-2 KBS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
COCCIADIFERR doubled to right center (0-0).
ANASTASIA grounded out to 2b (1-2 BFK); COCCIADIFERR advanced to third.
ETTS flied out to lf (1-1 KB).
UTTENDORFER flied out to rf (1-1 FB).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 4TH
THOMAS fouled out to 3b (1-1 BK).
GIGLIOTTI singled to left field (0-1 F).
SOLOMON grounded out to 3b (3-2 BFBFB); GIGLIOTTI advanced to second.
HANKS flied out to cf (1-2 KKFB).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
HABERSTROH doubled to left center (3-1 KBBB).
BURMAN struck out swinging, grounded out to c unassisted (2-2 BBKSS).
KRAMER grounded out to ss (0-0); HABERSTROH advanced to third.
MALATESTA flied out to cf (0-0).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 5TH
DODSON grounded out to ss (0-0).
SORRELLS flied out to lf (0-0).
PERRY struck out swinging (2-2 BBKFS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
PIETRONICO out at first 2b to p.
COCCIADIFERR reached on a throwing error by 3b (1-1 BF).
COCCIADIFERR advanced to second on a fielding error by p.
ANASTASIA struck out swinging, reached first on a wild pitch (0-2 KSS); COCCIADIFERR advanced to third.
ETTS flied out to cf (0-0).
5 - 2 UTTENDORFER singled to right field, RBI (0-0); ANASTASIA advanced to third; COCCIADIFERR scored, unearned.
HABERSTROH reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); UTTENDORFER out at second ss to 2b.
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 2 Errors, 2 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 6TH
WATSON flied out to cf (3-2 BBBKK).
CRISAN singled to center field (3-2 BBKBKF).
CRISAN advanced to second.
Crisan advances to second catching Highlanders off guard.
THOMAS flied out to cf (1-0 B); CRISAN advanced to third.
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-1 BBK).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
BURMAN struck out looking (0-2 KKK).
KRAMER grounded out to 3b (0-2 KKFF).
MALATESTA walked (3-1 BKBBB).
PIETRONICO grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-2 SBFFF).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 7TH
SOLOMON singled up the middle.
SOLOMON out at second c to ss, caught stealing.
HANKS popped up to 1b (1-1 BK).
DODSON doubled to left center (3-2 BKKBFB).
SORRELLS flied out to cf (2-2 BKFB).
0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
COCCIADIFERR walked (3-1 BBBKB).
COCCIADIFERR out at second c to ss, caught stealing.
ANASTASIA singled to right field (2-2 SBBK).
ETTS reached on a fielder's choice (2-1 KBB); ANASTASIA advanced to second on a throwing error by 3b, advanced to third.
NORMAN to p for PUCKETT.
UTTENDORFER struck out looking (0-2 SFFK).
5 - 3 ETTS out at second c to ss to 1b to 2b, caught stealing; ANASTASIA scored, unearned.
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 1 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 8TH
PERRY walked (3-2 BBBKKFB).
WATSON reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); PERRY out at second 3b to ss.
CRISAN homered to left field, 2 RBI (3-1 BFBB); WATSON scored. 7 - 3
PIETRONICO to cf.
ANASTASIA to 1b.
HABERSTROH to p.
MACMILLAN to 3b for BURMAN.
/ for LUBRESKI, B..
PIETRONICO to lf.
UTTENDORFER to cf.
THOMAS flied out to rf (0-1 K).
GIGLIOTTI popped up to 2b (3-1 BBKB).
2 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
HABERSTROH walked (3-2 KFBBBB).
MACMILLAN struck out looking (2-2 BBKSK).
KRAMER grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b (0-0); HABERSTROH out on the play.
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE NJIT
START OF 9TH
SOLOMON doubled to left center (3-1 BBBK).
HANKS flied out to rf (0-2 KK).
DODSON lined out to 1b.
SORRELLS singled to right center, RBI (0-0); SOLOMON scored. 8 - 3
SORRELLS stole second.
PERRY walked (3-2 BBBKKB).
WATSON flied out to rf (1-2 KSFB).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
MALATESTA flied out to lf (1-1 BK).
PIETRONICO grounded out to ss.
COCCIADIFERR grounded out to ss (1-0 B).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB