Late Rally Pushes Lipscomb Past Buccaneers 5-2April 23, 2006
By CSU Sports Information
|David Perkins hit a two-run homerun|
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Lipscomb (17-22) put together a late rally, scoring three runs in the eighth inning to push them past the Buccaneers (17-30) in the third game of the series Sunday afternoon at Collins Park.
Senior Josh Evans gave up two earned runs in 7.1 innings of work, but took the loss for CSU. Offensively, Wes Brundridge was two-for-four, but it was David Perkins lone hit on the day that put crooked numbers on the board for CSU, hitting a two-run homerun in the seventh inning.
Evans gave up a walk to Matt Thomas to lead off the game, and it was obvious early that it wasn’t the Buccaneer’s day. A ground ball to CSU first baseman Anthony Hayes looked like it could be a double-play, but instead Thomas beat out the throw at second. Eric Abend dropped a fly ball on the right field line putting runners on first and third with only one out. Again it was an infield ground ball, this time by Justin Sanders, and again it looked like a double play would get CSU out of the inning. Instead, second baseman Ryan Smart bobbled the ball, allowing Thomas to score, giving Lipscomb an early 1-0 lead.
The Buc defense was able to settle down, not allowing another run until the fifth inning. Allen Boldin led off the inning with a double, and a single into center field by Sanders made the Lipscomb lead 2-0.
CSU finally got on the board in the seventh when Brundridge was hit by a pitch, and Perkins hit a line drive, just making it over the left field wall for his sixth homerun of the season, tying the game at 2-2.
It didn’t take long for Lipscomb to answer as they scored three runs in the top of the eighth, stringing together four straight hits, knocking Evans and Brandon Roberts out of the game in the inning.
CSU will have the week off due to final exams, but will take the field against Furman on May 3. That game will begin at 3 p.m. at Buccaneer Field.Related Item: Box Score