Baseball sweeps Finlandia

Jon Mays

The Lawrence University baseball
team finally got their bats
going in last weekend’s games
against Finlandia University, winning
both games in a dominant
After struggling in the first few
weeks of the season, the Vikings
finally got the offensive production
they had been looking for
– and some great pitching to go
along with it. The Vikings scored
a total of 26 runs in the day-night
doubleheader, only allowing the
Lions to score two.
In the day game, Andrew Wilt
took a no-hit bid into the fifth
inning, striking out seven batters
in the shutout. When asked about
his performance, Wilt said, “It feels
good to go out there and have
complete control of my pitches. I
was hitting my spots real well and
it also helps to have some good
defense behind me.”
It also helps to have the kind
of run support that the Vikings
gave Wilt.
The Vikings scored three runs
in the first inning and three more
in the second. Two of those second-
inning runs came off the bat
of freshman Davide Harris, who
blasted a two-run shot over the
fence in the second inning. It was
the first home run of his young
career. Lawrence went on to win
the game 11-0.
In the nightcap, the runs just
kept coming for Lawrence.
Junior captain Rob Rashid,
freshman Phil Wisniewski and
freshman Alex Brewer each had a
pair of hits, and the Vikings managed
to cross the plate 15 times,
only stranding seven runners in
the process.
Jake Johnson gave the Vikings
another solid pitching performance,
going 5 2/3 innings and
allowing only three hits while striking
out seven. Lawrence finished
off the Lions with a five-run fourth
inning, and the Vikings won 15-2.
After a home game against
MSOE Wednesday, the Vikings
(5-17, 2-2 MWC) will next face
Beloit (15-9, 4-4 MWC) in a homeand-
home series this weekend.