Bisons’ Trace Willhoite earns national recognition for 2023 after strong season in 2022
Hitting a baseball is a refined skill. It’s a skill that takes a mix of power, awareness, hand-eye coordination, and plate vision. For some, all of these attributes mix perfectly and with enough dedication and hard work can mold into a skill that can subsequently mold into a potential career. This is no different at the collegiate level, and there aren’t many better examples than Lipscomb’s Trace Willhoite. Willhoite, a sophomore third-baseman from Georgetown, Kentucky, was recently named to the watchlist for the 2023 Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award. Introduced in 2017, the award is presented to a Division I player that exemplifies high-quality performance [specifically hitting], academic performance, and…
Ken Dugan Field and Draper Diamond Field are ready
Colby Ralls is one of the groundskeepers at Lipscomb in charge of taking care of Ken Dugan Field, Draper Diamond and the Lipscomb Soccer Complex. He has been working full time at Lipscomb since 2017. Before that he did some game-day prep for baseball in previous seasons. A normal day as Ralls puts it, "everyday is a new day out here, it always depends on what field is being played on that week and what time of year it is." He continues with "On a game day we are focusing on mowing it and getting whatever preparations are required, as far as dirt work, grass work. Non-game days prepping the…
The Bisons vs. Volunteers, a rivalry!
On March 14th the Bisons travel to Knoxville for their date with the currently third ranked, Tennessee Volunteers. This will be the 15th time the Bisons and Vols face off. According to the University of Tennessee Athletics web page, The Volunteers won 12 of 14 matchups. Sidenote: if you look at the Lipscomb Athletics page it lists only played 12 games total against Tennessee. The discrepancy Lipscomb Athletics page looks back to when we moved to Division 1 of the NCAA in 2003. A Lopsided History The first-ever matchup between the Bisons and the Vols took place in 1979 at Nashville where the Bisons fell to the Vols 5-3. Three…
Good morning Lipscomb Athletics– Weekly sports update
This week in Lipscomb Athletics: Baseball wins on a walk-off homer on Saturday to tie the series against the University of Illinois Chicago. Softball wins late game over Hofstra. Track and Field finishes indoor season with the Women's team coming in 3rd and the Men 7th at ASUN Championship meet.
Bisons beat UIC Flames in weekend series 2-1
Despite a slow start on Friday, the Lipscomb Bisons rounded out this weekend with a 2-1 series win against the University of Illinois Chicago Flames. Friday’s game did not go as expected. The game began with no runs for either the Flames or the Bisons in the first inning. UIC came close, loading the bases, but junior, left-handed starting pitcher Michael Dunkelberger struck out the next two batters and retired the side. In the top of the second, Flames redshirt sophomore outfielder AJ Henkle smacked a ball clear over the centerfield fence for a solo home run, giving them the lead in the game. The dinger was the only score…
Lipscomb by the numbers: Baseball victories
This week’s Lipscomb by the numbers looks back at this past weekend, at Ken Dugan Field. On Friday the 17th, the Lipscomb Bisons baseball team faced off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the first time. The odds that the Bisons would beat the Irish were about twelve percent, some said. Despite the odds, the Bisons went on to beat the Irish, five runs to four. The Bisons played in not just 35 degrees – that felt like about 22 degrees until the sun finally came out about two hours into the game – but they played in snow. There were almost 650 fans in attendance, a great number…
The countdown to baseball season begins
The Lipscomb Bisons have been training hard during the offseason, and in early February they’ll have a chance to prove it. The 37 man roster features only five freshman this year, and a large mix of upperclassmen. Three graduate students, two fifth years, and one senior. The team is dominated by juniors, with sixteen on the roster. This weekend, Herd Media interviewed some of the freshmen and upperclassmen about the team, its chemistry, and what they were looking forward to in the upcoming season. Despite the new build of the team, junior left-handed pitcher Logan Van Treeck is excited for the upcoming season. “We lost some big pieces, seniors who…