Baseball Jason Shanda provided the offensive spark for Lawrence University, as the Vikings swept two non-conference doubleheaders during the past week.
Lawrence defeated Marian 8-4 and 14-10 last Wednesday and swept Lake Michigan Conference champion Lakeland 2-1 and 4-1 on Sunday.
In the four games, the senior catcher batted .615 by going 8-for-13 with two doubles, two homers and nine runs batted in. He had a 1.231 slugging average and helped Lawrence over .500 to an 11-9 record. The former Madison East High School star also threw out 4 of 8 runners attempting to steal.
Kiana Neal helped Lawrence University to a key sweep of Midwest Conference foe St. Norbert College during the past week and a 4-3 overall mark for the week.
Neal batted .500 (12-for-24) with five doubles and nine runs batted in during the week and improved her average to .324 on the season.
Against St. Norbert, the senior center fielder from Eugene, Ore., was 4-for-7 with three doubles and three RBIs in the doubleheader. The Vikings posted 2-1 and 3-1 wins over the Green Knights.
At the MWC Classic this past weekend, Neal 7-for-17 with two doubles and six RBIs, as the Vikings posted a 2-3 record.