Ripon takes two from Vikings

Posted on: May 1st, 2011 by Joseph Vanden Acker

The Ripon College baseball team posted a Midwest Conference doubleheader sweep from Lawrence University on Sunday by the scores of 10-7 and 20-1 at Whiting Field.

In the opener, Ripon (15-14, 9-3 MWC) scored four times in the top of the ninth and then had to hold off a Lawrence (2-27, 0-10)  rally in the bottom half of the inning.

Zach Bayreuther went 3-for-3 for Ripon, and John Henrickson, Kyle Boszuel, Aaron Kastner, David Forseth and Nick Hughes all had two hits.

Alex Brewer went 4-for-4, and Luke Barthelmess, Michael Baldino, Eric Bohling and Phil Wisniewski all had two hits for the Vikings. Sam Kossow drove in three runs for the Vikings.

Bob Bruce went six innings and picked up the win. Brian King pitched eight innings and took the loss for Lawrence.

After Ripon took a 10-4 lead in the top of the ninth, Wisniewski delivered a run-scoring double to cut the lead to 10-5. A Kossow sacrifice fly trimmed the lead to 10-6, and Marc Linger then singled to drive in another run to cut the lead to 10-7. The Vikings then loaded the bases, but T.J. Pierce got Robert Rashid to fly out to end the game.

In the nightcap, Ripon piled up 19 hits and got a complete game from Steven Blader. Blader allowed four hits, struck out 10 and walked one.

Bosquez went 5-for-5 and drove in three runs for Ripon. Nick Beaman had three hits and drove in five runs, and Dave McFarland had a pair of hits and four runs batted in.

Game one box score

Game two box score

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