05/20 /17
STETSON UNIVERSITY-3

Baseball falls in home finale, clinches No. 6 seed in ASUN Championship
Saturday, May 20, 2017 
By Russell Vannozzi
STETSON AT LIPSCOMB | MAY 20, 2017
PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO
Win: Logan Gilbert (10-0) 7.0 5 1 1 1 7
Loss: TRIPP (3-4) 6.0 6 2 2 4 5
BATTING AB R H RBI BB HR
Andrew MacNeil (STET) 5 1 2 0 0 0
Mike Spooner (STET) 3 1 2 1 1 0
THOMAS (LIP) 3 0 2 0 0 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Lipscomb baseball team was unable to finish its 2017 regular season on a positive note, as the Stetson Hatters topped the Bisons, 4-1, at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.

Stetson’s pitching staff held the Bisons to just seven runs and a .198 batting average in the series with 22 strikeouts to just two walks.

“Stetson pitches it really well and we knew that coming in to the weekend,” Lipscomb skipper Jeff Forehand said. “And anytime you are playing from behind it is tough, but when those guys are throwing it the way they were today, it becomes that much more difficult.

“I thought we did a solid job of fighting back, but we missed a lot of good scoring opportunities. In the end I have to tip my cap to their staff.”

Lipscomb finished the season with a 27-26 overall record (9-12 ASUN) and will be the No. 6 seed in next week’s ASUN conference tournament.

The Hatters (27-27, 15-6 ASUN) got on board first when Austin Bogart lined an RBI double to bring home Austin Hale. Stetson made it 2-0 on a run-scoring single by Mike Spooner in the third.

Lipscomb starter Dayton Tripp settled down after surrendering the early runs and went on to produce a quality start. He tossed six innings and gave up two runs while striking out five.

In the bottom of the third, the Bisons got a run back when Allan Hooker roped a single up the middle to plate Michael Gigliotti. Hooker replaced senior Hunter Hanks, who left the game after taking a pitch on the wrist in the first.

A 2-RBI single from Jorge Arenas gave Stetson some insurance in the top of the seventh. That would be all the offense the Hatters would need as the game was called in the top of the ninth due to lightning in the area. Just minutes later, the skies unleashed a monsoon upon Dugan Field.

Stetson clinched the No. 2 seed in the championship with the win.

Courtesy LUAD

 

BOX

STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 1ST
KOOS, Jacob singled to second base (2-1 BKB).
MacNEIL, A. reached on a fielder's choice (0-0); KOOS, Jacob out at second 2b to ss.
SPOONER, M. grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (2-2 KBBF); MacNEIL, A. out on the play.
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
GIGLIOTTI grounded out to 2b (1-1 BF).
SOLOMON singled to third base (0-0).
SORRELLS flied out to lf (1-1 BS).
HANKS hit by pitch (0-0); SOLOMON advanced to second.
MCHALE fouled out to 3b (0-2 KS).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 2ND
GONZALEZ, Ja grounded out to 1b unassisted (3-1 BBBK).
HALE, Austin walked (3-2 KFBBBB).
ARENAS, J. popped up to ss (2-2 BFBF).
BOGART, A. doubled to left center, RBI (0-0); HALE, Austin scored. 1 - 0
LIGHTNER, C. flied out to cf (2-1 BBS).
1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
WATSON struck out swinging (0-2 KFS).
THOMAS singled to right field (2-2 FBKB).
BETHUNE struck out swinging (0-2 FKS).
FURSTACE struck out swinging (1-2 BKKS).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 3RD
SOLOMON to 2b.
HOOKER to rf for HANKS.
TORINO, Nico singled to right center (1-0 B).
KOOS, Jacob flied out to cf (1-0 B).
MacNEIL, A. grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-0 B); TORINO, Nico advanced to second.
SPOONER, M. singled up the middle, RBI (1-1 BK); TORINO, Nico scored. 2 - 0
GONZALEZ, Ja reached on a fielding error by 3b (0-0); SPOONER, M. advanced to second.
HALE, Austin reached on a fielder's choice (2-0 BB); GONZALEZ, Ja out at second ss to 2b; SPOONER, M. advanced to third.
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB
GIGLIOTTI singled up the middle (1-2 BFF).
SOLOMON grounded out to 3b (0-1 K); GIGLIOTTI advanced to second.
SORRELLS grounded out to 3b (3-2 BBKBK).
2 - 1 HOOKER singled to center field, RBI (2-1 SBB); GIGLIOTTI scored.
MCHALE struck out swinging (0-2 FKS).
1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 4TH
ARENAS, J. grounded out to ss (2-2 BKBF).
BOGART, A. struck out looking (3-2 SBKBBK).
LIGHTNER, C. singled to center field (1-1 BF).
TORINO, Nico struck out swinging (1-2 KFBFS).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
WATSON grounded out to ss (0-0).
THOMAS flied out to cf (0-0).
BETHUNE struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (2-2 KSFBFBFS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 5TH
KOOS, Jacob grounded out to 2b (0-0).
MacNEIL, A. struck out swinging (2-2 BKFBFS).
SPOONER, M. singled to center field (0-0).
GONZALEZ, Ja grounded out to 2b (0-0).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
FURSTACE struck out swinging (2-2 FBBFS).
GIGLIOTTI fouled out to c (3-1 KBBB).
SOLOMON grounded out to 3b (0-0).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 6TH
HALE, Austin walked (3-1 BBBKB).
ARENAS, J. struck out swinging (0-2 KFFFS).
BOGART, A. struck out looking (2-2 BKFBK).
LIGHTNER, C. walked (3-2 BBKFBB); HALE, Austin advanced to second.
TORINO, Nico walked (3-2 KBSBBB); LIGHTNER, C. advanced to second; HALE, Austin advanced to third.
KOOS, Jacob fouled out to 3b (1-0 B).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB
SORRELLS grounded out to p (1-1 KB).
HOOKER flied out to lf (1-0 B).
MCHALE walked (3-2 KFBBBB).
WATSON struck out swinging (2-2 BSFBS).
0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 7TH
STEWART to p for TRIPP.
MacNEIL, A. singled through the left side (3-1 BFBB).
MacNEIL, A. advanced to second on a wild pitch.
SPOONER, M. walked (3-2 BKKBBB).
GONZALEZ, Ja struck out looking (2-2 FBKBK).
HALE, Austin reached on a fielding error by ss (2-1 BBK); SPOONER, M. advanced to second; MacNEIL, A. advanced to third.
ARENAS, J. singled to left center, 2 RBI (0-2 FF); HALE, Austin advanced to second; SPOONER, M. scored; MacNEIL, A. scored. 4 - 1
BOGART, A. flied out to cf (1-0 B); HALE, Austin advanced to third.
LIGHTNER, C. walked (3-0 BBBB); ARENAS, J. advanced to second.
WILSON, B. pinch hit for TORINO, Nico.
DORSO to p for STEWART.
SIDWELL, K. pinch hit for WILSON, B..
SIDWELL, K. popped up to 2b (1-0 B).
2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Errors, 3 LOB
ROWDON, Ben to 2b for SIDWELL, K..
THOMAS singled through the right side (0-0).
BETHUNE grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b (3-1 BKBB); THOMAS out on the play.
FURSTACE fouled out to 1b (1-2 KFFB).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB
STETSON SCORE LIPSCOMB
START OF 8TH
KOOS, Jacob grounded out to ss (0-1 F).
MacNEIL, A. doubled down the lf line (3-2 BBBKKF).
WATTERS, C. pinch hit for SPOONER, M..
WATTERS, C. struck out swinging (1-2 BSKFS).
GONZALEZ, Ja walked (3-1 BBBKB).
ORTEGA to p for DORSO.
HALE, Austin struck out looking (2-2 FBFBFK).
0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB
WATTERS, C. to 1b.
ONYSHKO, B. to p for GILBERT, L..
GIGLIOTTI struck out looking (3-2 KKBBBK).
SOLOMON struck out swinging (2-2 KFBBS).
SORRELLS grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 BK).