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Sunday, February 27, 2011Coach Jeff Forehand knows one thing about his Lipscomb Bisons baseball team _ they are listening to what he is saying.
Sunday the Bisons were about as perfect as the weather at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen Lee Marsh Stadium in a 7-3 win over Marshall. The Bisons, 5-3, won the three-game series 2-1.
Forehand wants his starters to go as deep as they can and leave giving the Bisons a chance to win. Right-hander Dannie Strable, 2-0, threw seven innings, allowing seven hits and giving up three runs. He struck out one and walked three.
Also Forehand wants his relievers to behave like closers no matter what the situation. Left-hander Ben Johnson pitched 1.1 innings, giving up one hit and three walks while striking out two. Right-hander Josh Cotham pitched the final two outs striking out both batters he faced for his first save of the year.
On the offensive side Forehand wanted the Bisons to get out to a quick start. Richie Goodenow slammed a solo home run over the right field fence in the first.
Ricky Coleman blasted a two-run home to right as part of a three-run second inning.
M.L. Williams continues to burn up the base paths for the Bisons. He had two stolen bases giving him seven for the season in seven attempts. He also leads the team with an eight-game hitting streak..
\ Tennyson Dodd had pair of hits for the Bisons who had eight for the game.
“I’m hoping this is the way we are going to continue to progress,” Forehand said. “That is what every coach wants. Everybody is backing everybody else up. I have to be pleased with it.”
Written by Mark McGee, Senior Publisher/Director of Media Relations.