The St. Norbert College baseball team downed Lawrence University in a pair of slugfests at Whiting Field on Sunday.
The Green Knights won the opener 14-10, and St. Norbert (19-10, 10-2 MWC) took the nightcap of the Midwest Conference doubleheader 10-8.
Travis Mason and Matt Hannon had three hits apiece in the opener for St. Norbert, and Mason drove in six runs. Nathan Schadrie pitched seven innings of relief to get the win for St. Norbert.
Davis Ogilvie and Davide Harris had three hits apiece for Lawrence. Ogilvie, also the starting pitcher, had his first career hit, his first career double and drove in his first two runs. Eric Bohling, Phil Wisniewski, Sam Kossow and Jake Gordon all had two hits for the Vikings.
Ogilvie allowed six hits over 7 1/3 innings. He struck out six and walked five. Phil Clark allowed five runs without recording an out and took the loss.
Lawrence (13-18, 4-8) had built an 8-6 lead in the opener before St. Norbert struck for six runs in the eighth inning. The big blows in the inning were Mason’s two-run homer and Garrick Fisher’s solo shot.
Lawrence cut the lead to 12-9 with a run in the bottom of the eighth, but St. Norbert got two more runs in the top of the ninth to push the lead to 14-9. Harris smacked a run-scoring double in the bottom half of the inning to cut the lead to 14-10 but the Vikings could get no closer.
Jordan Powers and Hannon both had three hits in the nightcap for St. Norbert, and Jose Godinez and Alex Larsen both homered for the Green Knights.
Bohling went 3-for-5 and homered for Lawrence, and Kossow, Gordon and Tanner DeBettencourt all had two hits for the Vikings.
Lawrence built a 6-2 lead by scoring three times in the second and three more times in the third. The Vikings held that edge until St. Norbert exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning. Godinez belted a three-run homer for the Green Knights and Mason had a key two-run single in the inning.
Lawrence trimmed the lead to 9-7 in the bottom half of the inning when Bohling led off with a homer. The Vikings then trimmed the lead to 9-8 in the bottom of the eighth when Ogilvie pinch-hit and drew a bases-loaded walk from Kevin Nutley. Nutley then struck out Harris and Gabe Henriques to preserve the one-run lead.
St. Norbert added an insurance run in the top of the ninth, but Lawrence got a single from Bohling and Kossow walked to put the tying runs aboard in the bottom half of the inning. Nutley then got Gordon to ground out to end the game and pick up his second save of the season.
Nick Dagneau pitched three innings of relief to get the win. Atley Gay started for Lawrence and took the loss.