Women’s SoftballLauren Kost made Lawrence University softball history last week when she fired the first no-hitter ever for the Vikings. Kost, a junior from Carol Stream, Ill., faced only two batters over the minimum in an 11-0 win over Finlandia University. Kost struck out six and walked one. Kost has been the ace of the pitching staff this season. She has compiled a 7-3 record with a 2.36 earned run average. She has struck out 39 and walked 20 while allowing opponents to hit only .219.
B.J. Chase has put up some impressive early-season numbers for the Lawrence University baseball team. A sophomore pitcher from Tomahawk, Chase is 3-0 with a 1.89 earned run average. He has struck out 14 and walked only one in 19 innings and the opposition is batting .181 against him. Chase earned his first career shutout in a 13-0 win over Finlandia last Friday and allowed only two hits. He also picked up wins against Hartwick and Washington and Jefferson on the team’s spring break trip to Florida.
Jenny Burris has been the offensive force behind the Lawrence University softball team thus far this season. The senior shortstop from Gurnee, Ill., is batting a cool .471 and leads the team in virtually every other offensive category. She has a team-high 24 hits, 18 runs scored, 19 runs batted in, .686 slugging percentage, .547 on-base percentage, and 15 stolen bases. Burris broke the career hits record last Friday in the first game of a doubleheader sweep against Finlandia. Burris, already the career leader in doubles, stolen bases, and total bases, now has 160 hits, breaking the record of 150 held by Lisa Bryfczynski.