05/19/17
STETSON UNIVERSITY-2

Baseball can't overcome early deficit in 6-3 setback to Hatters
Friday, May 19, 2017 
By Russell Vannozzi
STETSON AT LIPSCOMB | MAY 19, 2017
PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO
Win: Jack Perkins (7-4) 8.0 8 3 3 1 6
Loss: PUCKETT (7-6) 7.0 8 4 4 1 4
BATTING AB R H RBI BB HR
Jack Gonzalez (STET) 4 2 3 0 0 0
GIGLIOTTI (LIP) 4 2 2 0 0 0
SOLOMON (LIP) 4 1 2 1 0 0
DODSON (LIP) 3 0 2 1 1 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - After squeaking past Stetson on Thursday, the Lipscomb baseball team was unable to make a comeback against the Hatters on Friday and dropped game two of the ASUN conference series by as score of 6-3 at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.

Stetson (26-27, 14-6 ASUN) got on the board early with a 2-run homer for the second night in a row. On Friday, it came in the second inning on a blast to left field by Jorge Arenas, his fourth bomb of the season. The Hatters added a third run in the top of the fourth when Austin Bogart lined an RBI single into center field.

“It’s a tough thing to do when you fall behind early,” Lipscomb skipper Jeff Forehand said. “But I thought we battled back really well.

“We knew Stetson’s hype coming in was their arms on the mound, and their guys was very sharp tonight. It’s tough to beat a team like that when they pitch so well.”

Lipscomb starter Brady Puckett rebounded from the early deficit to produce a decent start. He went seven innings and surrendered four runs, while striking out four Stetson hitters.

The Bisons (27-25, 9-11 ASUN) remained hitless until Michael Gigliotti bounced a double off the wall in the bottom of the fourth. The speedy junior eventually scored on a fielder’s choice from Cade Sorrells, cutting Stetson’s lead to 3-1.

Bogart added his second RBI of the night in the sixth to put Stetson ahead 4-1. He then drove in another RBI in the eighth with a sacrifice fly, scoring Austin Hale to make it 6-1 in favor of the Hatters.

Lipscomb attempted a rally by plating two runs on three hits in the bottom of the eighth. Lee Solomon laced a double to center that plated Gigliotti, and Solomon later came around on an RBI single from Zeke Dodson to trim Stetson’s advantage to 6-3. That would be all the Bisons would manage offensively.

Stetson's Jack Perkins was sharp most of the night on the mound. He improved to 7-4 after working eight frames where he gave up three runs on eight hits. The right-hander did strike out six batters and walked only one. 

The Bisons still have a chance to climb into the No. 5 seed at next week's ASUN Championship. They need a win, coupled with a Kennesaw State loss to FGCU, otherwise the Purple and Gold will go into DeLand, Florida as the sixth and final seed. 

Courtesy LUAD

 

BOX

STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 1ST
KOOS, Jacob grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-1 KBB).
MacNEIL, A. singled up the middle (2-1 KBB).
SPOONER, M. grounded into double play 1b to ss (1-1 BK); MacNEIL, A. out on the play.
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
GIGLIOTTI flied out to lf (2-2 FFBBFFF).
SOLOMON flied out to cf (0-2 KF).
SORRELLS grounded out to 2b (2-1 BKB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 2ND
GONZALEZ, Ja doubled to right center (0-0).
HALE, Austin flied out to rf (2-0 BB).
ARENAS, J. homered to left field, 2 RBI (0-0); GONZALEZ, Ja scored. 2 - 0
BOGART, A. grounded out to ss (2-1 BKB).
LIGHTNER, C. fouled out to c (0-2 KF).
2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
DODSON walked (3-1 KBBBB).
HANKS flied out to rf (1-1 BK).
PERRY grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (1-0 B); DODSON out on the play.
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 3RD
TORINO, Nico grounded out to ss (0-0).
KOOS, Jacob flied out to rf (1-0 B).
MacNEIL, A. flied out to cf (0-0).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
MARTINEZ grounded out to 2b (2-1 BFB).
CRISAN popped up to 2b (1-0 B).
THOMAS struck out swinging (1-2 KKBS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 4TH
SPOONER, M. singled to right field (1-2 KFFB).
GONZALEZ, Ja singled up the middle (3-2 BBBKK); SPOONER, M. advanced to third.
HALE, Austin struck out swinging (0-2 KFS).
ARENAS, J. popped up to ss (2-2 BSSB).
BOGART, A. singled to center field, RBI (0-1 K); GONZALEZ, Ja advanced to second; SPOONER, M. scored. 3 - 0
LIGHTNER, C. struck out swinging (3-2 BFBFBFS).
1 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
GIGLIOTTI doubled to right center (2-1 BBK).
SOLOMON singled up the middle (0-2 KF); GIGLIOTTI advanced to third.
3 - 1 SORRELLS reached on a fielder's choice, RBI (1-1 BK); SOLOMON out at second 1b to ss; GIGLIOTTI scored.
DODSON flied out to lf (0-1 K).
HANKS singled to left field (3-1 FBBB); SORRELLS advanced to second.
PERRY struck out swinging (0-2 FKS).
1 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 5TH
TORINO, Nico hit by pitch (0-0).
KOOS, Jacob grounded into double play ss to 1b (0-1 F); TORINO, Nico out on the play.
MacNEIL, A. out at first 1b to p (1-1 KB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
MARTINEZ flied out to cf (0-0).
CRISAN grounded out to 2b (3-1 BBKB).
THOMAS grounded out to p (2-2 KBFFB).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 6TH
SPOONER, M. singled to second base (1-1 BF).
GONZALEZ, Ja flied out to lf (0-1 F).
HALE, Austin struck out swinging (0-2 SKS).
ARENAS, J. walked (3-1 BKBBB); SPOONER, M. advanced to second.
BOGART, A. singled up the middle, RBI (2-2 BBKSF); ARENAS, J. advanced to second; SPOONER, M. scored. 4 - 1
LIGHTNER, C. struck out swinging (1-2 SBFS).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to 3b, bunt (2-1 BBK).
SOLOMON struck out looking (0-2 KKK).
SORRELLS singled through the right side (1-1 KB).
DODSON singled to right field (1-2 SBF); SORRELLS advanced to third.
HANKS struck out swinging (1-2 KBSS).
0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 7TH
TORINO, Nico flied out to lf (1-1 BK).
KOOS, Jacob flied out to rf (1-0 B).
MacNEIL, A. grounded out to p (0-1 F).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
PERRY struck out swinging (0-2 FKS).
MARTINEZ grounded out to ss (0-1 K).
CRISAN grounded out to p (0-1 K).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 8TH
PRYOR to p for PUCKETT.
SPOONER, M. struck out swinging (2-2 KKFFBBS).
GONZALEZ, Ja singled down the 3b line (2-2 BKBF).
HALE, Austin hit by pitch (0-2 KF); GONZALEZ, Ja advanced to second.
ARENAS, J. singled to shortstop (2-2 BFBF); HALE, Austin advanced to second; GONZALEZ, Ja advanced to third.
BOGART, A. flied out to rf, SAC, RBI (2-2 BKBSF); HALE, Austin advanced to third; GONZALEZ, Ja scored. 5 - 1
ARENAS, J. out at first c to 2b to 1b, caught stealing; HALE, Austin scored. 6 - 1
2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
THOMAS struck out looking (3-2 KSBBBFK).
GIGLIOTTI singled to third base, bunt (0-1 F).
6 - 2 SOLOMON doubled to left center, RBI (0-1 F); GIGLIOTTI scored.
SORRELLS grounded out to 1b unassisted (3-1 BBKB); SOLOMON advanced to third.
6 - 3 DODSON singled up the middle, RBI (1-2 KBS); SOLOMON scored.
FURSTACE pinch ran for DODSON.
HANKS flied out to lf (1-2 KBSFF).
2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 9TH
FURSTACE to 3b.
LIGHTNER, C. singled up the middle (2-1 FBB).
GIBSON to p for PRYOR.
TORINO, Nico grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt (0-0); LIGHTNER, C. advanced to second.
KOOS, Jacob grounded out to 2b (0-1 K); LIGHTNER, C. advanced to third.
MacNEIL, A. flied out to lf (3-1 BKBB).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
GARABEDIAN to p for PERKINS, J..
WATTERS, C. to 1b for MacNEIL, A..
SPOONER, M. to rf.
PERRY fouled out to 1b (1-2 KFBF).
MARTINEZ singled to shortstop (0-1 K).
CRISAN grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (1-2 KFBF); MARTINEZ out on the play.
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB