Lipscomb baseball splits double-header Battle of the Boulevard Tuesday night

Lipscomb baseball splits double-header Battle of the Boulevard Tuesday night

The Lipscomb Bisons took on the Belmont Bruins in a doubleheader Battle of the Boulevard. The Bruins would win the first game 5-4 and improve to 12-14 on the season, including an impressive 10-5 home record. The Bisons would go on to win game two, improve to 11-13 on the season, and snap their seven-game road losing streak. In game one of the doubleheader, the Bisons got off to a strong start thanks to a 2-run homer by sophomore third baseman Robbie Merced in the top of the first. The game went scoreless for the next three innings until the Bisons added another run in the top of the fourth off a sacrifice bunt by junior center fielder Maddux Houghton. Patrick Williams was on the mound for the Bisons and pitched a shutout through the first three innings, allowing only one hit. They made a pitching change to start off the fourth inning and brought in sophomore Scott Elgin. Elgin struggled early in the inning allowing three earned runs without recording an out. The Bisons made another pitching change and brought in junior Tyler Drabick who eventually retired the side. With the score tied at 3-3 in the top of the sixth, junior first baseman Malik Williams blasted a solo homer to put the Bisons on top 4-3. After another pitching change, redshirt sophomore Matthew Maldonado took the mound for the Bisons in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Bruins would capitalize on a couple of errors by the Bison defense. Sophomore right fielder John Behrends would score on a throwing error. With the bases loaded and the...