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Andy York

Baseball splits doubleheader with Beloit in season finaleThe Lawrence University baseball team split a double header last Sunday against Beloit College to end their season. The Vikings lost the first game to the Buccaneers 5-2 but won the second 9-6.

In the first game, the Vikings were simply outplayed. The Vikings offense was non-existent.

Beloit’s big inning was the fifth where they scored three of their five runs.

Senior Rick Herzog picked up the loss for the Vikings, dropping his record to 0-3 on the year.

In the second game, the Vikings offense sprung to life. Beloit took a 6-2 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning. The Vikings came to life, scoring seven runs in the inning to take a 9-6 lead. The Vikings took advantage of three Beloit errors in the seventh.

Jeremy Tollefson led the Vikings by going 3-4 with two runs scored. Tom Ritzer replaced starting pitcher Jon Kuhn in the fifth inning and pitched two and a third innings for the victory. It was his first of the season.

Chuck Galloway struck out the side in the ninth inning to pick up the save for LU.

The Vikings finished the season with a 13-19 record. They went 4-12 in the Northern Division of the MWC, good enough for fourth place.

Swimmer Hurley Wins Prestigious NCAA Scholarship

Lawrence University swimmer Daniel Hurley is one of fifty-eight winners from all NCAA divisions of their postgraduate scholarship.

The senior from St. Phillip’s, Newfoundland was one of the finest swimmers in the MWC. Hurley was named male swimmer of the year for the past three seasons, and never lost an individual race in the Midwest Conference Meet. He won twelve individual titles at the conference meets.

Hurley is the first Lawrence student to win one of the prestigious scholarships in recent memory.

To qualify for a NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student must have an overall G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher, be a member of distinction of a varsity athletic team, and behave on and off the field in a manner that brings credit to the student, the institution, and inter-collegiate athletics.

The student must also be going on to graduate school as at least a part-time student.