Bisons keep six-game win streak intact

Bisons keep six-game win streak intact

In an intense duel, Lipscomb kept its six-game win streak intact after a close 4-3 win over Evansville Saturday afternoon at Ken Dugan field. After a 4-1 win over the Purple Aces Friday night, the Bisons came back with junior Jeffrey Passantino as starting pitcher and senior Denton Norman coming in relief in the top of the ninth. Passantino tied his career-high in strikeouts with 10. “I made one bad pitch all day, in the eighth inning,” Passantino said. “I had to pitch out of some jams right there. They were bunting and got some cheap hits, so we really had to bear down and focus after I gave up that first run, but we brought good intensity today.” Evansville started off the top of the second inning with a quick single to drive in the first run of the game, but the Bisons managed to get out of the inning with only one run allowed. Lipscomb came right back and gained its first run of the game in the second inning as well to tie it up. “I really think Jeffrey pitched so well, and their guy pitched well too, but the turning point, I think, was when we came back and got a run after they scored in the second,” head coach Jeff Forehand said. Junior Michael Gigliotti kept the momentum going, smashing a double in the third and immediately advancing to third base on a fielding error. Sophomore Cade Sorrells then shot a hard single, bringing in Gigliotti for the Bisons’ second run. In the bottom of the sixth with bases loaded and two outs, sophomore...
Forehand reaches 500th collegiate win coaching; Bisons pull win over Evansville

Forehand reaches 500th collegiate win coaching; Bisons pull win over Evansville

With a pair of home runs from Zeke Dodson and a one-run outing from pitcher Brady Puckett, the Lipscomb Bisons (13-8) brought home a win over the Evansville Purple Aces Friday night at Ken Dugan field. Not only did the Bisons keep their five-game win streak intact, but head coach Jeff Forehand got his 500th collegiate win tonight (211 Trevecca, 289 Lipscomb). “It’s great,” Forehand said. “It will be big probably for me later on. I don’t want to make light of the whole thing because it is a cool thing, but this is a win — and it’s great. I’m happy to have 500 and hopefully I’ll be around for 600.” Puckett and Dodson also had big nights for the team, with Puckett nailing down the 4-1 win with strong defensive play and Dodson with solid offensive play. Pitching a full nine innings, Puckett entered the game with 18 career wins. This victory tied him with Brandon McClurg (06-09) for the most career wins in the program’s NCAA era. “I thought Brady pitched really well,” Forehand said. “To pitch all nine innings and only give up one run, that’s a really good start, and we’ve really come to expect that from him.” For the first three innings, Puckett set the tone for the rest of the game, going three up three down each inning. It wasn’t until the fourth inning that Evansville’s Kenton Crews got a single off the 6’9″ pitcher for the Purple Aces’ first hit of the game. Puckett finished the game only allowing six hits. The Bisons had some close calls during the game but...
Lipscomb tennis star hails from most dangerous city in world

Lipscomb tennis star hails from most dangerous city in world

Tennis player Alejandro Manzanares scanned the room as he walked in, alert to his surroundings yet eager to sit down and share his story — traits he’s acquired from growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, considered to be the most dangerous city in the world due to its high murder rate. The junior international business major came to Lipscomb his freshman year after being recruited by tennis coach Mario Hernandez. He was the No. 1 player in Venezuela in the 18 and under division and was in Hernandez’s second class of recruits. “He’s been one of our best recruits, like highest-ranked internationally and one of our best performers,” Hernandez said. “He plays very tough, disciplined tennis. Not flashy, but really solid.” The athlete had never set foot on campus before arriving for move-in day, yet said his plan had always been to come to the United States for college. “I never had much to do with my recruiting,” Manzanares said. “I just talked to the coach twice, signed two papers, and then, there you go, I’m at Lipscomb. I just showed up on move-in day. You come here, and everything is nice. Everything is clean. You can’t really complain about anything.” Although he had traveled to the States before and was familiar with the country, he noted that coming to the school was still a big jump from what he was used to back home. “I’d been in the U.S. a couple times, but Lipscomb is very different,” Manzanares said. “Like very, very different. Venezuela is just a mess right now. I, honestly . . . I wouldn’t go back...
Students bring home journalism awards from SEJC

Students bring home journalism awards from SEJC

Five journalism students and Dr. Jimmy McCollum went to the 2017 Southeastern Journalism Conference at the University of Mississippi Feb. 16-18, bringing home a total of seven awards. Senior Whitney Smith, Junior Becca Risley, Sophomores Anna Rogers and Erin Franklin and Freshman Charissa Ricker competed in the on-site competitions at the conference. Ricker won third place in the Arts and Entertainment category. “The on site competition really helped teach me what it’s like to be a journalist working in the field and writing stories in real time,” Ricker said. “I also learned that in this career field you are going to get knocked down, but you always need to get back up and let that experience make you a better journalist and a stronger person.” Lipscomb’s off-site competition submissions consisted of stories, photography and TV news and radio packages that students worked on during 2016. Risley placed third in Arts and Entertainment, Smith placed fifth in TV Hard News Reporting, Senior Erin Turner placed second in the Best Multimedia Journalist category and Senior Brooke Dorris placed fifth in TV Feature Reporting. Lumination Radio also won two awards — third place, Best College Radio Station, and second place, Best College Audio Program. “SEJC was such a great experience,” Ricker added. “I loved getting to listen to experienced journalists talk about their career.” Colleges from all across the Southeast were in attendance, and students had the opportunity to hear multiple expert guest speakers during panels and sessions, which included a special presentation which focused on the “Assault on the Media.” Next year’s conference will take place at Harding University in February...
Student Life announces list of Lipscomb students nominated for ‘Who’s Who’

Student Life announces list of Lipscomb students nominated for ‘Who’s Who’

Every year, Who’s Who Among Students honors students from colleges and universities, as well as graduate and Ph.D programs, from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The student life office recently released the annual list of Lipscomb students nominated for “Who’s Who.” For more information on “Who’s Who,” you can visit its website. STUDENT NOMINATIONS First Name Middle Name Last Name Kaila Mailese Alfano Katherine Elise Ankenbauer Mary Ashley Arendsee Jonathan Fady Attalla Abby Kate Avera LeeAnn Kathleen Bailey Aaron Daniel Beckwith Caleb Zachary Bedgood Luke Scott Benda Charley Marie Benefield Lucas Morgan Bevill Katelyn Janette Bianchini Marijana Bjelic Savannah Carol Blaylock Evan Michael Booher Regina Sharon Boylan Chad Anthony Bradstreet Emmaline Hope Bragg Anna Elizabeth Bray Dorothy Hope Bridges Rachel Ann Brooks Tate Kingsley Burns Mikayla Monroe Cartwright Emma Colleen Casner Anne Le Chesney Cailey Irene Cline Alesondra Colbert Alexander Todd Csorba Kristen Kate Daugherty Loren Elizabeth Davis Lorena Djuknic Brooke Lindsey Dorris Lydia Mariah Dresbach Leroy Johnston Ellis V Madeline Nicole Enderle Hannah Feiten Patrick Lee Fischer Matthew Ayers Forsthoff Urias Christopher Furbush Jeffrey Mark Gage John Austin Gallaher Abigail Ruth Gallamore Lauren Elise Gardiner Sonnie Marie Givens Taylor Brooke Gordon Megan Erin Grant Caitlin McKenzie Greer Michaela Lynne Gregory Kristen Leigh Grimes Addison Jeffrey Groves Samantha Nicole Gwinn Nathaniel Paul Hamilton Elizabeth Ann Harvey Stephen Alexander Hemmerly Carter Lee Hilliard Shelby Faith Hiter Brianne Eden Hoglin Kenleigh Nicole Howard Abigail Leigh Hughes Morghan Breen Jameson Anna Rebekah Johnson Brennan Joy Johnson Kristina Noelle Johnson Adrienne Lee Keck Erin Leigh King Kayla Louise Klabunde Rashmeet Kaur Ladhar Donna Jentry Landreth  Bradstreet Janie Lynn Lankford Sarah...