A big third inning lifted the Lawrence University baseball team to a 6-4 nonconference victory over Northland College on Wednesday at Whiting Field.

The Vikings (13-14) scored all six of their runs in the third inning and have now won their last seven nonconference games.

Eric Bohling went 2-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs on his second home run of the season to lead the Vikings. Freshman outfielder Jake Gordon went 3-for-4 for Lawrence.

Sophomore John Doran worked three innings of relief to pick up his first career victory. Doran allowed four hits, struck out three and walked one. Phil Clark worked a perfect ninth to get his second save of the season.

Shane Ellias started and lasted only 2 2/3 innings. He allowed all six runs and took the loss for Northland (12-19).

Northland led 1-0 heading to the bottom of the third when Gabe Henriques started the rally with a one-out single. Bohling followed with a homer down the left field line to give the Vikings a 2-1 lead.

After Joel Birch walked and Phil Wisniewski singled, Sam Kossow singled to score Birch. Gordon laid down a bunt single, but a throwing error on the play allowed Wisniewski to score. Another error allowed Marc Linger to reach and Kossow and Gordon both scored on that play to put Lawrence up 6-2.

Northland added a single run in the sixth and two more in the seventh, but Kelton Jenkins came on in relief to shut down the rally in the seventh. Dan Taylor worked a scoreless eighth, and Clark worked a 1-2-3 ninth, including striking out the final batter to get the save.

Lawrence returns to Midwest Conference play when it travels to St. Norbert College on Saturday for a doubleheader.

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