Feb. 28, 2011
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Despite dropping two-of-three at Lipscomb over the weekend there were some positives that took place for the Marshall University baseball team. The MU bullpen was lights out, Victor Gomez had a solid series at the dish and a couple freshmen made their collegiate debuts.
Fri., Feb. 25 – W, 3-2
Highlights: RHP Shane Farrell pitches five strong innings giving up just one earned run to earn the victory…Victor Gomez went 3-for-4 at the dish with a RBI…James White induced a crucial inning-ending double play in the eighth…Ian Kadish pitched a perfect ninth to earn his first save of the year.
Sat., Feb. 26 – L, 3-1
Sun., Feb. 27 – L, 7-3
Highlights: Victor Gomez collected two hits and a RBI…Isaac Ballou scored the lone run…bullpen kept Lipscomb off scoreboard for final four innings.
Highlights: Victor Gomez and Victor Ramos each went 2-for-4 with a RBI.
TOP PITCHER: Shane Farrell, RHP
Pitching Line vs. Lipscomb – (W) 5IP-2R-1ER-1BB-3K
Farrell lowered his ERA to 0.93 on the season after giving up just one earned run over five frames to pick his first win of the season.
TOP HITTER: Victor Gomez, 1B
Weekend Stats: .583 avg. (7-for-12)-0R-3RBI-7TB-1/1SB
Gomez raised his average from .200 to .370 after a strong performance at the plate. He collected two-or-more hits in all three games, including lacing three of the five Marshall hits in the 3-1 victory on Friday. Gomez now has 77 career multi-hit games in his career.
A total of 10 pitchers were used out of the MU bullpen over the weekend, giving up just one run (earned) in 11.1 total innings for a 0.79 ERA. The relievers surrendered just seven hits and recorded eight punch outs.
As an entire pitching staff, Marshall produced a 3.60 ERA and held opponents to a .214 batting average against Lipsomb.
Not only has SS Kenny Socorro started an impressive 107 consecutive games for the Herd, he has also notched at least one hit in every game of the 2011 season.
BASE ON BALL-OU
OF Isaac Ballou drew five base-on-balls during the Lipscomb series and swiped two bases in two attempts out of the leadoff spot.
LHP Mike Mason collected his 100th career strikeout in his Saturday afternoon start at Lipscomb by catching the second batter of the game looking. He has nine strikeouts on the 2011 season and 101 for his career.