Viking baseball splits two pair on diamond over weekend

Andy York

The Lawrence University Baseball team split a pair of games last Thursday against MWC foe Beloit, and then split a doubleheader against Lakeland College this past Sunday. The Vikings are now 3-11 on the season, and 1-1 in the MWC.The Vikings won the first game against the Buccaneers at Beloit 5-4. Aaron Sorenson pitched a complete game for the Vikings, giving up three earned runs and striking out three batters. Chris McGinley led the Vikings, going 3-4 with an RBI.

In the second game, Beloit stormed back, winning 5-0. Justin Anthony took the loss for the Vikings after giving up five runs in three and two thirds innings. Casey Nelson stymied the Vikings, only giving up two hits in seven innings.

The Vikings also split a pair against Lakeland College this past Sunday. In the first game the Vikings won 11-10 in eight innings. The score was tied 7-7 after the regulation seven innings and both teams erupted in the eighth for more runs.

Scott Kaminsky picked up the victory for the Vikings in relief, and Andrew Wong earned his first collegiate save. The Vikings were led by left fielder Chris Stievo, who went 5-5, hit two doubles and had three RBI. Wong and Ryan Zutter had home runs for the Vikings.

In the second game, Lakeland came back to score one run in the bottom of the seventh to take the win 7-6. B.J. Chase took the loss for LU, dropping his record to 0-3 on the year. McGinley hit a home run for the Vikings.

The Vikings will play two conference doubleheaders in the next few days. They will go to Carroll to play the Pioneers tomorrow, and will host Beloit in a doubleheader at Whiting Field at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.