Baseball’s midway point of the season

Twenty-three games into their first Division-I season, the Lions have a dismal 4-19 record with their only wins coming against Jacksonville State, UT Martin, Butler and Alabama State. The Lions have only played two home games throughout the season thus far.

The Lions are 1-1 at home, 2-16 away and 1-2 in neutral sites against opponents. They are 0-3 against ASUN conference opponents and have a .174 win percentage on the year overall.

The Lions have scored a total of 73 runs compared to opponents 139 runs against them. The Lions are scoring a little over three runs per game while they are allowing just over six runs to their counterparts.

The Lions have only competed in one series against an ASUN foe, Kennesaw State. The Lions scored an average of three runs per game while allowing six, their averages for the year overall. The Lions lost the series to Kennesaw State and will face Stetson next.

The Lions are allowing a .290 batting average, 763 at-bats, 221 hits, 130 RBI’s and 13 home runs among the 23 games. The Lions themselves have a cumulative of .217 batting average, 739 at-bats, 160 hits, 57 RBI’s and only three home runs.

Senior second baseman Davis Elliot leads the entire team with a .298 batting average while junior catcher transfer Ben Kiefer is close behind with a .284. Elliot also has 10 runs on the year, behind sophomore third baseman Reid Homan with 13.

Senior RHP Josh Stillman and Senior LHP Bryant Claunch leads all pitchers with a 4.15 and 4.29 earned run average throughout the season. Junior Hunter Davidson has the best record with one win and one loss, he also has 5.68 ERA.

The Lions also have Belmont, Ole Miss, Memphis and Auburn to look forward to throughout the rest of their 32-game schedule in their first year of Divison I.

The Lions look to heat up in the ASUN conference games coming up against Stetson, Liberty, Jacksonville, North Florida Gulf Coast, NJIT and Lipscomb. Four of the seven conference series will be played at Mike D. Lane field at North Alabama.