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MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY-3

Baseball sweeps series with big performances across diamond
Sunday, May 7, 2017
MISS. VALLEY STATE AT LIPSCOMB | MAY 07, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb baseball team wrapped up the weekend with a full head of steam, taking both ends of a twinbill, 9-3 and 9-3, against Mississippi Valley State Sunday afternoon in the Music City.

The pair of nonconference wins finished off a three-game sweep of the Delta Devils at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.

“We did what we were supposed to do this weekend, get three wins,” Lipscomb skipper Jeff Forehand said. “At times I didn’t like the way our bullpen pitched, but we hung in there and got the wins.”

With the wins Lipscomb improved to 25-19 on the season while MVSU fell to 7-34.

GAME 2: LIPSCOMB 9, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE 3

The Bisons finished off their series sweep of MVSU with another impressive 9-3 victory in game two. Another impressive outing from the 2017 Ken Dugan Award winner, Denton Norman, and big games from young reserves were the highlights in the contest.

Norman allowed only one base runner, a hit, across five shutout innings while facing the minimum 15 batters. He improved to 4-3 in the win while tossing an efficient 44 pitches.

“I was excited about Norman’s starting pitching,” Forehand said. “We went into the series hoping to limit all ourof starters to five innings so that the bullpen could get some work. The starting pitching was great and the bullpen was good for the most part.”

Freshman first baseman Ryan McHale led Lipscomb with a career day at the dish. He finished 4-for-4 with a double, a triple, an RBI and two runs scored.

Jackson Furstace and Josh Martinez each collected three base hits. Martinez was 3-for-5 with a career high three RBI and three runs. He also blasted his first career home run in the sixth.

“I didn’t think it was going to go over when I first hit it,” Martinez said. “When I saw it go over, I was just excited to get my first one out of the way. All I was thinking was “don’t trip.”

Furstace posted a 3-for-4 afternoon with two RBI and a run.

“I got my at-bats and saw good pitches and put good swings on them,” Furstace said. “It feels awesome to get some consistent at-bats and get my approach down in the box. The team’s been playing great, our pitchers have been shoving, and our hitting is doing well. I’m excited to see what’s ahead in the next few weeks.”

Hunter Hanks also picked up a multi-hit day, going 2-for-4 with two RBI.

courtesy LUAD

 

MISS. VALLEY STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 1ST
Caleb Lindse struck out looking (1-2 BKKK).
Arrington Sm grounded out to ss (0-2 KF).
Jackson Webb grounded out to 2b (0-0).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
GIGLIOTTI doubled to center field (1-0 B).
0 - 1 MARTINEZ singled up the middle, RBI (2-1 SBB); GIGLIOTTI scored.
HANKS singled through the left side (3-2 KBKFBB); MARTINEZ advanced to third.
0 - 2 HANKS stole second; MARTINEZ scored on the throw.
DODSON struck out swinging (3-2 BKBBFFS).
SYMONETTE grounded out to p (1-1 FB); HANKS advanced to third.
HOOKER struck out swinging (1-2 KSBS).
2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
MISS. VALLEY STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 2ND
Aaron Barkle grounded out to ss (1-0 B).
Derrick Lane struck out looking (1-2 BFSK).
Marshall Par fouled out to 1b (0-0).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
MCHALE singled through the left side (2-2 FBFBFF).
Sherrod Reed to p for Kevin Gonzal.
BETHUNE hit by pitch (0-1 F); MCHALE advanced to second.
0 - 3 FURSTACE singled through the left side, RBI (1-1 FB); BETHUNE advanced to second; MCHALE scored.
GIGLIOTTI flied out to rf (2-2 FBBK).
MARTINEZ reached on a fielder's choice (1-1 BK); FURSTACE out at second 1b to ss; BETHUNE advanced to third.
HANKS popped up to 2b (0-0).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
MISS. VALLEY STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 3RD
Kanaikai Gau fouled out to 1b (1-1 BK).
Paul Hamilto struck out swinging (0-2 KSS).
John Smith singled to right center (0-0).
John Smith out at first p to 1b, picked off.
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
DODSON walked (3-2 BKBBSB).
DODSON out at second c to 2b, caught stealing.
SYMONETTE grounded out to ss (2-2 KBFFB).
HOOKER singled to first base (0-2 KF).
0 - 4 MCHALE tripled to center field, out at home lf to ss to c, RBI (1-1 BK); HOOKER scored.
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
MISS. VALLEY STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 4TH
Caleb Lindse struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (0-2 KSS).
Arrington Sm grounded out to 3b (1-1 BK).
Jackson Webb struck out swinging (0-2 KKS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
BETHUNE lined out to ss (2-2 BFKBF).
FURSTACE singled through the right side (1-1 BK).
GIGLIOTTI struck out looking (2-2 FKBBK).
MARTINEZ singled through the left side (0-2 SF); FURSTACE advanced to second.
0 - 6 HANKS doubled to left field, 2 RBI (2-1 BFB); MARTINEZ scored; FURSTACE scored.
DODSON flied out to lf (1-0 B).
2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
MISS. VALLEY STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 5TH
Aaron Barkle fouled out to 1b (2-0 BB).
Derrick Lane grounded out to ss (1-0 B).
Marshall Par flied out to rf (3-1 BBBK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
SYMONETTE reached on a fielding error by 3b (1-0 B).
HOOKER flied out to lf (3-1 FBBB).
MCHALE singled to left field (2-2 BKBK); SYMONETTE advanced to second.
BETHUNE flied out to cf (3-2 FBFBB); SYMONETTE advanced to third.
FURSTACE grounded out to ss (0-0).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB
MISS. VALLEY STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 6TH
ORTEGA to p for NORMAN.
Kanaikai Gau singled up the middle (3-2 KBKBB).
Paul Hamilto singled to third base, bunt, advanced to second on a throwing error by 3b (1-1 BK); Kanaikai Gau advanced to third on the throw.
John Smith popped up to ss (0-0).
Caleb Lindse grounded out to 1b unassisted, SAC, bunt, RBI (0-0); Paul Hamilto advanced to third; Kanaikai Gau scored, unearned. 1 - 6
Arrington Sm struck out swinging (3-2 BFBSBS).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Errors, 1 LOB
Connor Shepp to p for Sherrod Reed.
GIGLIOTTI walked (3-2 BSSBBB).
1 - 8 MARTINEZ homered to right center, 2 RBI (1-0 B); GIGLIOTTI scored.
HANKS struck out swinging (3-2 FBBBSS).
DODSON popped up to 2b (2-1 BBF).
SYMONETTE flied out to rf (2-1 BBF).
2 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
MISS. VALLEY STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 7TH
KEMP to p for ORTEGA.
Jackson Webb struck out swinging (2-2 BFBKS).
Aaron Barkle singled to pitcher (0-1 F).
Derrick Lane struck out swinging (0-2 FFS).
Marshall Par singled to right center (0-2 KF); Aaron Barkle advanced to second.
Kanaikai Gau struck out swinging (0-2 FFS).
0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
HOOKER struck out swinging (2-2 FFBBS).
MCHALE doubled down the lf line (3-2 KBSBBF).
BETHUNE grounded out to 3b (2-2 BBSF).
1 - 9 FURSTACE singled up the middle, RBI (2-0 BB); MCHALE scored.
WATSON pinch hit for GIGLIOTTI.
WATSON grounded out to 3b (1-2 SBS).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
MISS. VALLEY STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 8TH
WATSON to lf.
MARTINEZ to cf.
Paul Hamilto grounded out to ss (0-0).
Alex Bravo pinch hit for John Smith.
Alex Bravo struck out swinging (1-2 KBSS).
Caleb Lindse struck out looking (1-2 SBK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
Marshall Par to 2b.
Alex Bravo to 1b.
MARTINEZ reached on a throwing error by 2b, advanced to second (0-2 KF).
CADY pinch hit for HANKS.
CADY struck out swinging (1-2 KKBS).
DODSON popped up to 2b (3-2 BKBFBFF).
SYMONETTE grounded out to p (0-0).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Errors, 1 LOB
MISS. VALLEY STATE SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 9TH
SOLOMON to 2b for CADY.
Arrington Sm hit by pitch (0-2 KS).
Jackson Webb singled through the right side (0-1 K); Arrington Sm advanced to second.
Aaron Barkle singled to left field (0-1 F); Jackson Webb advanced to second; Arrington Sm advanced to third.
Connor Shepp to p for Derrick Lane.
/ for Connor Shepp.
Connor Shepp walked, RBI (3-0 BBBB); Aaron Barkle advanced to second; Jackson Webb advanced to third; Arrington Sm scored. 2 - 9
Marshall Par struck out swinging (1-2 FBFFFS).
Kanaikai Gau flied out to cf, SAC, RBI (1-1 KB); Jackson Webb scored. 3 - 9
Paul Hamilto singled to shortstop (0-0); Connor Shepp advanced to second; Aaron Barkle advanced to third.
Alex Bravo flied out to cf (0-1 K).
2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB