The Lipscomb Bisons were swept by No. 19 Michigan after losing 5-0 Sunday afternoon.

After blowing a ninth nning lead on Friday night, Lipscomb was hoping they could bounce back Sunday, but they weren’t able to pull out a win against No. 19 Michigan.

“They are just a solid team all around,” head coach Jeff Forehand said. “There’s a reason why they are the 19th ranked team in the nation, and I think we learned a lot from this.”

Michigan had a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning thanks to a ground ball that drove in a run and a solo homerun from Harrison Wenson.

The Bisons were never able to get on the scoreboard as they struggled from the plate the entire game. They were able to manage just two hits and struck out nine times.

“I give a lot of credit to Michigan’s pitching,” coach Forehand said. “From starters to relievers, all their guys pitched really well. We got beat by a better team today.”

Lipscomb’s bats struggled for the entire series against Michigan as the team hit just .177 (17-for-96) over the three-game series.

Lipscomb’s best chance to score came in the bottom of the fourth when the team trailed 3-0. The Bisons had runners on first and second with no outs, but after a strikeout by sophomore outfielder Tevin Symonette, a fly out by senior infielder Hunter Hanks and then a ground out by sophomore outfielder Von Watson, Lipscomb would never threaten Michigan again.

The Bisons next game is Tuesday against Belmont at Rosa Park’s Field.

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