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Bisons drop first game in DH to Purdue

Sunday, March 06, 2011

The Bisons committed six errors, four of them in a five-run fourth inning for Purdue, in a 10-3 loss Sunday afternoon at chilly, overcast Ken Dugan Field at Stephen Lee Marsh Stadium.

It was the first game of a doubleheader with Purdue.

Lipscomb right-hander Connor Sinclair entered the game with the chance to break the school record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched. But he quickly missed that chance when he gave up a pair of two-out singles in the first inning to give Purdue its first run of the game.

Purdue added another run in the second, five in the error-plagued fourth inning, one in the sixth and two more in the ninth.

The Bisons scored all of their runs in the sixth inning. T.J Hoelzer scored on a wild pitch. Richie Goodenow hit a sacrifice fly to left to score M.L. Williams. Wilson scored on a passed ball.

Six Lipscomb pitchers were used in the game. Sinclair, 1-1, gave up eight hits and seven runs, only three earned, in four innings. He walked one and struck out two.

Chris Orphanos pitched the final two-thirds of an inning in the game. He scattered three hits and gave up one run.

Right-hander Davey Hackett, who has been sidelined this season with an injury, made his debut in relief. He pitched 1.1 innings. He did not give up a hit or a run and struck out two batters.

The Bisons connected for five hits with Lee Wilson and Brett Teschner each hitting a double.