05/12/17
FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY-1

Missed opportunities costly as baseball Bisons fall to FGCU
Friday, May 12, 2017
LIPSCOMB AT FLORIDA GULF COAST | MAY 12, 2017
PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO
Win: HERING (6-3) 2.2 1 0 0 1 2
Loss: PRYOR (3-3) 3.1 2 1 1 5 5
BATTING AB R H RBI BB HR
SORRELLS (LIP) 4 0 2 0 2 0
PERRY (LIP) 5 1 2 1 0 0
THOMAS (LIP) 5 0 2 0 0 0
LOVELL (FGCU) 5 1 4 3 1 1

FORT MYERS, Fla. – After climbing itself out of an early hole, the Lipscomb baseball team, despite numerous opportunities, could not find enough runs as Florida Gulf Coast walked off, 4-3, in the 11th inning Friday night in a pivotal ASUN Conference matchup at Swanson Stadium.

"What an awesome game," Lipscomb skipper Jeff Forehand said. "We battled back from three down and then put up nine zeroes on the scoreboard. Both teams had chances to score and each bullpen kept the other in check. Unfortunatley for us, it was FGCU who finally managed to get a run across."

With the loss, the Bisons (26-20) and Eagles (32-16) are now tied in the league standings at 8-8.

FGCU loaded the bases in the 11th and left fielder Eli Lovell singled down the right field line to bring home the game-winning run.

Lipscomb did not go without its own chances to win the game. In the top of the ninth, the Bisons loaded the bases with only one out on a single from Blake Thomas and back-to-back walks from Michael Gigliotti and Cade Sorrells. Following a FGCU pitching change, the Eagles got Hunter Hanks on strikes and then forced Zeke Dodson to ground out to the pitcher.

The Bisons found themselves in a 3-0 hole in the opening frame when FGCU’s Gage Morey hit a two-out solo homer, only to be followed by a two-run dinger from Lovell two batters later.

In a game where runs were at a premium, that would be all the Eagles could muster off Lipscomb’s Jeffrey Passantino.

After giving up only the second two-homer inning of his career, the junior righty worked into the eighth on 103 pitches. He allowed 10 hits, struck out four and issued just one walk in the no decision.

Lipscomb finally got to FGCU’s Kutter Crawford in the fifth. Tevin Symonette and Jeffrey Crisan drew walks before a fly ball to right field allowed Symonette to advance to third. Gigliotti then ripped a ball that could not be handled cleanly by the FGCU first baseman, allowing the run to score to trim the deficit to 3-1.

In the very next frame, Jake Perry and Lee Solomon delivered back-to-back RBI singles to tie the game at 3-3.

The Bisons got good relief pitching from John Pryor. After Passantino pitched into the eighth where he allowed two singles before being lifted, Pryor entered and worked Lipscomb out of the jam on two strikeouts and an infield fly.

Pryor did take the loss and fell to 3-3 on the year. The senior southpaw tossed 3.1 innings where he only allowed the one run on two hits with five strikeouts and career high five walks.

"This was the type of game that it is fun to be a part of," Forehand said. "We are just looking forward to getting back after it tomorrow."



courtesy LUAD

 

LIPSCOMB SCORE FLORIDA GULF COAST
START OF 1ST
GIGLIOTTI flied out to lf (3-2 KKBBB).
SORRELLS singled up the middle (2-2 BBKF).
HANKS flied out to cf (0-0).
DODSON lined out to rf (2-1 BKB).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
GONZALEZ, J flied out to cf (1-0 B).
0 - 1 MOREY homered to right field, RBI (1-2 KKBF).
RIVERA singled to right center (1-1 KB).
0 - 3 LOVELL homered to left field, 2 RBI (0-1 F); RIVERA scored.
BRAIT popped up to ss (2-0 BB).
GARCIA grounded out to 3b (3-2 FKBBB).
3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE FLORIDA GULF COAST
START OF 2ND
PERRY struck out looking (1-2 KBSFK).
SOLOMON grounded out to 2b (0-0).
SYMONETTE struck out looking (1-2 BKKK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LEVINE doubled down the lf line (1-2 KSB).
SMITH, J. grounded out to p, SAC (0-0); LEVINE advanced to third.
COFFERS struck out swinging (1-2 FBKFS).
GONZALEZ, J grounded out to ss (0-0).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE FLORIDA GULF COAST
START OF 3RD
CRISAN struck out looking (2-2 BFKBFK).
THOMAS flied out to rf (0-2 KS).
GIGLIOTTI flied out to cf (0-2 KSFF).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
MOREY struck out looking (0-2 KFK).
RIVERA grounded out to 3b (1-2 KBFFF).
LOVELL singled through the left side (1-0 B).
BRAIT flied out to cf (2-2 KKBB).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE FLORIDA GULF COAST
START OF 4TH
SORRELLS singled to right field (0-1 K).
HANKS grounded out to 2b (1-2 KSFB); SORRELLS advanced to second.
DODSON grounded out to 3b (0-0).
PERRY struck out swinging (2-2 BSBSS).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
GARCIA walked (3-2 KSBFBBFB).
LEVINE singled to center field (0-1 K); GARCIA advanced to second.
SMITH, J. reached on a fielder's choice, bunt (0-0); LEVINE advanced to second; GARCIA out at third p to 3b, out on the play.
COFFERS grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (1-1 BK); SMITH, J. out on the play.
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE FLORIDA GULF COAST
START OF 5TH
SOLOMON struck out looking (0-2 KFK).
SYMONETTE walked (3-2 BFKBBB).
CRISAN walked (3-2 BKBBFB); SYMONETTE advanced to second.
THOMAS flied out to rf (1-2 BKK); SYMONETTE advanced to third.
GIGLIOTTI reached on an error by 1b (2-2 BFFB); CRISAN advanced to second; SYMONETTE scored, unearned. 1 - 3
SORRELLS popped up to 2b (1-0 B).
1 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB
GONZALEZ, J lined out to rf (1-0 B).
MOREY grounded out to 3b, bunt (0-0).
RIVERA lined out to cf (1-2 KKB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE FLORIDA GULF COAST
START OF 6TH
HANKS popped up to 2b (0-1 K).
DODSON doubled to right field (2-2 BKSB).
PERRY singled, advanced to second on an error by lf, RBI (1-2 BKS); DODSON scored. 2 - 3
SOLOMON singled, advanced to second on the throw, RBI (2-1 BKB); PERRY scored, unearned. 3 - 3
SYMONETTE struck out swinging (2-2 SBBKS).
CRISAN struck out looking (2-2 BBKKK).
2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Errors, 1 LOB
LOVELL struck out swinging (2-2 BKKBS).
BRAIT struck out swinging (0-2 KKS).
GARCIA flied out to cf (0-2 KF).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE FLORIDA GULF COAST
START OF 7TH
LEON to p for CRAWFORD.
THOMAS doubled to right center (1-0 B).
GIGLIOTTI struck out swinging (1-2 KKFBS).
THOMAS out at second p to ss, picked off.
SORRELLS walked (3-2 BKBKFFFBB).
HANKS walked (3-2 BBKBSB); SORRELLS advanced to second.
DODSON struck out swinging (0-2 KSS).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
LEVINE fouled out to c (0-0).
SMITH, J. flied out to lf (2-1 BBF).
COFFERS singled to shortstop (0-0).
GONZALEZ, J singled to center field (2-2 KBBKF); COFFERS advanced to third.
MOREY flied out to cf (3-2 BBKFB).
0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE FLORIDA GULF COAST
START OF 8TH
PERRY flied out to rf (2-1 SBB).
SOLOMON struck out swinging (2-2 BKFBS).
MCHALE pinch hit for SYMONETTE.
MCHALE struck out swinging (3-2 SBBFFBS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
WATSON to lf for MCHALE.
RIVERA singled to right center (1-1 KB).
LOVELL singled to right field (0-1 S); RIVERA advanced to third.
PRYOR to p for PASSANTINO.
BRAIT struck out swinging (1-2 KBSFS).
GARCIA walked (3-2 FKBBBB); LOVELL advanced to second.
LEVINE infield fly to cf (0-2 FF).
SMITH, J. struck out swinging (2-2 SKFBBFFS).
0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE FLORIDA GULF COAST
START OF 9TH
CRISAN grounded out to 2b (2-2 KFBFBFF).
THOMAS singled to third base (1-0 B).
THOMAS advanced to second on a wild pitch, advanced to third.
GIGLIOTTI walked (3-2 BBFFBFB).
SORRELLS walked (3-2 BBBKKB); GIGLIOTTI advanced to second.
HERING to p for LEON.
HANKS struck out swinging (2-2 KBBKS).
DODSON out at first 1b to p (0-1 K).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB
COFFERS grounded out to 3b (1-2 SKB).
GONZALEZ, J grounded out to ss (2-2 KKBFB).
MOREY struck out swinging (3-2 BKBBKS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE FLORIDA GULF COAST
START OF 10TH
PERRY singled through the left side (0-0).
MOYNIHAN pinch ran for PERRY.
SOLOMON grounded out to p, SAC (0-0); MOYNIHAN advanced to second.
WATSON walked (3-0 BBBB).
CRISAN grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (3-2 BBKBF); WATSON out on the play.
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
RIVERA struck out swinging (1-2 KSFFBS).
LOVELL walked (3-0 BBBB).
FEHRIBACH pinch hit for BRAIT.
FEHRIBACH walked (3-2 BKFBBFFFB); LOVELL advanced to second.
GARCIA infield fly to 1b (2-0 BB).
LEVINE reached on a fielder's choice (0-1 S); FEHRIBACH advanced to second on an error by ss; LOVELL advanced to third.
SMITH, J. struck out swinging (1-2 SFBFS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Errors, 3 LOB
LIPSCOMB SCORE FLORIDA GULF COAST
START OF 11TH
THOMAS grounded out to ss (3-2 KKBBFFFFBF).
GIGLIOTTI struck out looking (2-2 BKKFFFBK).
SORRELLS grounded out to ss (2-1 BBK).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
COFFERS singled, bunt (0-0).
GONZALEZ, J walked (3-1 BKBBB); COFFERS advanced to second.
MOREY grounded out to p, SAC (0-0); GONZALEZ, J advanced to second; COFFERS advanced to third.
RIVERA intentionally walked (3-0 BBBB).
3 - 4 LOVELL singled down the rf line, RBI (3-2 SBKBB); RIVERA advanced to second; GONZALEZ, J advanced to third; COFFERS scored.
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB