Sports Shorts

(Brent Schwert)

Throughout the past week, sporting events for Lawrence University athletic teams have been almost nonexistent. With the exception of the baseball team playing two games on Saturday, most other events were cancelled and postponed due to the intense and disturbing April snowfall.
The Lawrence University men’s baseball team opened up their conference season with two tough losses at Beloit and another game that went extra innings but was postponed due to snow.
In the opening game of their doubleheader Tim O’Toole, Hawk Haiduke and Tommy Schmidt each had a pair of hits in the opening game, but poor fielding by the Vikings helped Beloit as they defeated Lawrence 8-3.
The Vikings committed three errors that proved costly as they led to five unearned runs.
The second game was equally as heart wrenching as the Vikings gave up five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lose by a score of 7-6.
Transfer Kevin Kangas continued his solid pitching as he went seven innings while giving up only one run and striking out 11 batters. O’Toole and Schmidt each had a pair of RBIs to contribute to the Vikings’ offense.
Beloit traveled to Lawrence to take on the Vikings Mon., April 9. The game was intense as it went into the 11th inning tied at three runs apiece.
The Vikings were looking to get their first conference win, but because of snowfall they will have to wait at least a little longer. The game was postponed just before they began the 11th inning and will be made up at a later date.