Vikings wrap up season with doubleheader split against Carroll

Posted on: May 8th, 2011 by Joseph Vanden Acker

The Lawrence University baseball team wrapped up its season with a Midwest Conference doubleheader split against Carroll University on Sunday at Whiting Field.

Lawrence (3-32, 1-15 MWC) won the opener 11-2, and Carroll (12-21, 6-10) took the nightcap 8-2.

In the opener, Lawrence got a complete-game performance from pitcher Eric Bohling. He allowed only six hits, struck out seven and walked six. Bohling also went 3-for-4 at the plate, drove in three runs and scored three times.

Robert Rashid and Chad Skaer both had two hits for the Vikings, and Skaer, Sam Kossow and Davide Harris all drove in two runs.

Lawrence led 1-0 when the Vikings scored three times in the third. Bohling and Skaer both had run-scoring singles in the inning.

The Vikings then started to pull away with three more runs in the seventh. Bohling had his third run-scoring single of the game, and a pair of errors and a walk helped the Vikings build a 7-0 lead.

Carroll struck back with two runs in the top of the eighth, but Lawrence put the game away with four runs in the bottom half of the inning. Harris smacked a run-scoring double in the inning, Skaer added a RBI single and Kossow picked up a sacrifice fly. The Vikings took advantage of three walks and a pair of wild pitches in the inning.

Cale Ross pitched the first seven innings, allowing six hits, striking out nine and walking five, and took the loss.

In the nightcap, Matt Buhrow pitched a complete game for the Pioneers and allowed five hits while striking out 10 and walking four.

The Pioneers pulled away late against Lawrence starter Andrew Wilt. He also went the distance, struck out six and walked seven.

Lawrence scored runs in the first and third to grab a 2-0 lead. Bohling had a a run-scoring double in the first, and the Vikings picked up an unearned run in the third.

Carroll got on the board in the fifth when Aaron Gendrich hit a solo homer to cut the lead in half. The Pioneers then took a 3-2 lead when George Simons and Gendrich both drew bases-loaded walks in the sixth.

After scoring once in the seventh, Carroll pulled away with four unearned runs in the eighth. Joe Klobukowski and Tyler Fitzsimmons both had run-scoring singles in the inning.

Gendrich and Klobukowski both had three hits for the Pioneers.

Game one box score

Game two box score

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