Tuesday, April 20, 2010
There will be more than a hint of nostalgia in the air Tuesday night at the Lipscomb Bisons and Vanderbilt Commodores will both wear older versions of their uniforms on “Turn Back the Clock” night at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.
Game time for the second game of the season between the Bisons and Southeastern Conference foe Vanderbilt is 6 p.m. This is the first of two mid-week home games for the Bisons, who were 1-2 this past weekend against Atlantic Sun foe Florida Gulf Coast. Wednesday night Tennessee-Martin visits from the Ohio Valley Conference.
The two teams met at Vanderbilt March 23 with the Commodores winning 10-4. It was fifth straight win in the series for the Commodores who hold an all-time 45-10 advantage.
The Bisons are 13-24 overall. Vanderbilt is 29-9.
Lipscomb center fielder Tyler Wilson was one of the hottest players in the A-Sun last week. He was second overall in hitting with a .588 average, tied for first with a 1.000 slugging percentage, tied for third in hits with 10 and second in on base percentage with a ,682.
He also led the conference for the week with five stolen bases on seven attempts. He has 29 for the season, beating his 25 from last season. He leads the A-Sun in that category. He is only 10 away from tying for the all-time Lipscomb steals record for a season of 39 set by Ted Jamison.
Tyler Wilson enters the week tied for seventh in the conference in hits with 61, an average of 1.65 per game. Younger brother, Lee, leads the Bisons in hitting with a .367 average.
Cory Hale is tied for second in runs scored with 47. He is tied for sixth in the A-Sun in home runs with 10. He is ninth in the conference with a .634 slugging percentage and 10th in on base percentage at .462.
Kyle Henry is tied for fifth in triples with three.
He will not pitch during the mid-week games, but senior right-hander Josh Smith leads the conference in both wins with seven and strikeouts with 80, an average of 10.54 per game. He also leads the A-Sun in complete games with three in nine starts and opposing batting average (.227).
The Bisons are ninth in the conference in hitting with a .293 average as a team. They are 11th in pitching with a 7.55 earned run average.
Smith is eighth in the conference with a 3.69 ERA. Chad Fromm is ninth with a 3.86.