DE PERE, Wis. — The St. Norbert College baseball team swept a Midwest Conference doubleheader from Lawrence University on Wednesday by the scores of 15-1 and 8-7 at Mel Nicks Field.
In the opener, St. Norbert (14-13, 8-4 MWC) jumped on the Vikings (2-29, 0-12) with five runs in the first inning against starter John Doran. St. Norbert led 7-1 when it scored eight times in the bottom of the sixth to seal the victory.
Kevin Nutley went the distance, allowing only four hits, to pick up the win. St. Norbert collected 12 hits, with five players picking up two hits apiece.
In the nightcap, the Vikings built a 7-1 lead early only to see St. Norbert come back.
St. Norbert led 1-0 when the Vikings exploded for seven runs in the second inning against Green Knights starter Drew Tangney. The Vikings had only four hits in the inning but benefitted from two walks, a hit batsman and two errors.
Eric Bohling picked up a big two-run single in the inning, and Phil Wisniewski and Davide Harris both had run-scoring singles.
The Green Knights chipped away by scoring one run in the second, three in the fourth and two in the sixth to tie it at 7-7. Ryan Kehl’s RBI double in the seventh gave the Green Knights an 8-7 lead.
St. Norbert then got two innings of scoreless relief from Kyle Mahlik to preserve the win.
Both Bohling and Harris had two hits for the Vikings in the nightcap, and Matt Hannon went 3-for-4 to pace St. Norbert.