Bisons and FGCU battle for first in A-Sun baseball action
Florida Gulf Coast (35-19, 18-7 A-Sun)
Lipscomb (29-25, 16-9 A-Sun)
5/15/2014 | Nashville, Tenn. | Attendance: 231
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Win: MARTINEZ-MCGRAW (8-3) 6.1102214
Loss: MURRAY (12-1) 5.084415
NOLL (FGCU) 512100
SUCHY (FGCU) 312020
BERGER (FGCU) 512000
ALLISON (LIP) 523100

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb baseball team is set to host its final regular season home stand this weekend when Atlantic Sun Conference leading Florida Gulf Coast invades Music City for a three-game set at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.

The series is scheduled to begin with a 6 p.m. first pitch Thursday night. The original start times for Friday and Saturday have been changed due to flight issues with FGCU’s return travel. Friday’s matchup has been moved up an hour to 5 p.m., while the series finale on Saturday will now be an early start at 10 a.m.

FGCU (35-18, 18-6 A-Sun) has been hot of late, winning seven of its last eight games and propelling the Eagles into the top spot in the conference standings.

The Bisons (28-25, 15-9 A-Sun) enter the weekend in third place in the league, but still have a chance to win the A-Sun out-right with a sweep over the Eagles and two Mercer losses at ETSU.

In the series opener on Thursday, the Bisons will face their stiffest test of the season when Mike Murray toes the rubber for the opposition. Murray, a four-time A-Sun Pitcher of the Week, will bring an unblemished 12-0 record with an eye-popping 1.14 ERA.

Lipscomb and FGCU have met 19 times in the all-time series history with the Eagles holding a 12-7 edge. The Green and Blue took two-of-three from the Bisons in last season’s regular season meeting, but it was Lipscomb who ended FGCU’s season with a 3-2 victory over the Eagles in the A-Sun Tournament.

Following the series with FGCU, the Bisons will return to action next week in the A-Sun Baseball Championship in Fort Myers, Florida.

All three contests will air on http://www.ASun.TV.  To purchase tickets logon to


Probable Starters:

Lipscomb – Ian Martinez-McGraw – RHP – (7-3, 4.15 ERA, 89.0 IP, 51 K, 34 BB)
FGCU – Mike Murray –RHP – (12-0, 1.14 ERA, 95.2 IP, 73 K, 12 BB)

Lipscomb – Hunter Brothers – RHP – (3-2, 4.72 ERA, 55.1 IP, 46 K, 44 BB)
FGCU – Brady Anderson – RHP – (4-2, 2.47 ERA, 54.2 IP, 41 K, 9 BB)

Lipscomb – Denton Norman – RHP – (6-5, 3.32 ERA, 78.2 IP, 46 K, 28 BB)


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