Baseball claims non-conference win

Joy Manweiller

The Lawrence University baseball team hosted the Muskies of Lakeland College last Tuesday, but they were everything but polite to their guests.
After three scoreless innings, the Vikings (4-9, 0-4 MWC) scored seven runs in the fourth and never looked back. Lakeland pitcher Bill Miller walked two putting seniors Tim Salm and Tommy Schmidt on base.
Following a bunt by sophomore T.J. Frett, the bases were loaded. Miller let in the first run of the game when he hit senior Adam Fritsch with a pitch.
Freshman Robert Rashid tripled to right field, allowing Schmidt, Frett and Fritsch to score and putting the Vikes up by four.
Rashid scored on senior Doug McEneaney’s single, giving McEneaney his sixth RBI of the season. Senior Ben Webster then hit his first homer this year to bring in McEneaney and himself and put Lawrence up 7-0.
The Muskies scored one run in the fifth and two runs in the seventh to complete the game’s scoring. Sophomore pitcher Andy Frelich went the distance for the Vikings, allowing only seven hits, while striking out five and walking four.
The second game was suspended by rain after Lawrence scored five runs in the second inning. A date to complete the game has not yet been set.
Lawrence is back in action this weekend against conference foe Beloit College (13-7, 3-3 MWC), when they travel to face the Bucs Saturday and then host at Whiting Field Sunday with a 1 p.m. start time. Lawrentians are invited to come out and support their home team.