WAUKESHA, Wis. — The Lawrence University baseball team took the nightcap on Saturday to pick up a Midwest Conference doubleheader split with Carroll University.
Carroll won the opener 9-6, and Lawrence won the second game 10-5 at Frame Park.
In the nightcap, Jake Gordon went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs for the Vikings (8-15, 2-8 MWC). Jake Mills and Matthew Holliday both had two hits, and Brandon Klar, who homered, and Travis Weber drove in two runs apiece.
Philip Clark worked one inning of relief to get the win, and freshman Zach Rabideau tossed three innings of scoreless relief to pick up his first collegiate save.
Weber’s two-run triple in the second inning gave the Vikings a 2-1 edge, and Lawrence started to pull away in the fourth. Lawrence scored four times with the help of three hits, two hit batsmen and a walk. The big hit in the inning was a two-run single by Gordon that gave the Vikings a 6-2 lead.
Carroll (11-15, 4-2) trimmed the lead to 7-5 after six innings, but the Vikings put the game away with three runs in the eighth. Klar got things started with a solo homer to make it 8-5. Holliday then added a run-scoring single, and Anthony Ortiz had an RBI double to make it 10-5.
In the opener, Carroll broke a 6-6 tie with a run in the bottom of the sixth and went on to the victory. The Pioneers got a run in the sixth on Tyler Schovanec’s single, and Carroll added two more runs in the seventh on Hunter Frey’s two-run homer.
Tyler Robers went six innings to get the win, and Davis Ogilvie took the loss in relief.
Gordon went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs to pace the Vikings. Holliday and Ogilvie both went 2-for-5 for Lawrence, which out-hit the Pioneers 11-10.
The Vikings started the ninth with a pair of singles to bring the tying run to the plate, but Daniel Arden got the final three outs to pick up the save.