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This Week in Sports, March 14-21

While many students took a break during the week, the athletic teams were very busy.

During spring break week, the nationally ranked Lady Bison softball team traveled to Hawaii for the Spring Fling in Honolulu.

The Lady Bisons opened up tournament play with a bang, defeating California by a score of 1-0. In that game, sophomore pitcher Whitney Kiihnl pitched seven scoreless innings for the win.  Mollie Mitchell drove in Kellie Sirus to give the Lady Bison’s their lone run for the game. California was ranked twelfth in the nation.

After defeating California, the Lady Bisons lost four straight, losing two apiece to California and Hawaii.

The Lady Bisons record as of now stands at 20-7.  The team returns to play on Friday, March 26, at Draper Diamond for a double header against ETSU.  Game times are 4 and 6 p.m.

The tennis teams were also in action over the break.  The men’s team went 1-2 over the break defeating Florida Gulf Coast 4-3 and losing to Stetson and Georgia State.

Winners for Lipscomb against FGCU were Daniel Hangstefer, Colby Shaw, and Tanner Brown in singles.  In doubles, Chad Perron and Tanner Brown along with Colby Shaw and Mario Hernandez brought home two wins for the Bisons.

Their record is now 4-7 on the year.

The Bisons return home on Tuesday to face Austin Peay University.  Matches begin at 2:30 p.m.

On the women’s side, the ladies struggled going 0-4 against North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida A&M and FGCU.

The Lady Bisons’ record now stands at 4-12.

The team returns to play on the twenty-third to face APSU.

The Bison Baseball team went 1-3 over the break, losing games to MTSU and Belmont twice.  The Bisons defeated Belmont on in game one of the series.

The Bisons scored 15 runs in a wild game against MTSU that the Bisons ended up losing 18-15.

Zach Messer had a huge game against Belmont on Friday.  Messer racked up five RBI’s on three hits.

Josh Smith won the game for Lipscomb.  Smith threw for seven innings giving up three runs on five hits.  Smith walked four and struck out 5.  The win brought his record to 3-1 on the year.

The Bisons’ record is currently 6-13 overall and 1-2 in the Atlantic Sun.

The team makes the short drive to Vanderbilt on Tuesday to face the Commodores.  Game time is at 6 p.m.