Vikings sweep doubleheader from Finlandia

Posted on: April 14th, 2012 by Joseph Vanden Acker

HANCOCK, Mich. — The Lawrence University baseball team recorded a nonconference doubleheader sweep of Finlandia University at Driving Park on Saturday.

Lawrence (8-12) won the opener 14-8 and took the nightcap 11-1.

In the first game, the Vikings piled up 11 hits and took advantage of six Finlandia errors.

Davide Harris went 3-for-4 and scored three runs to spark the Lawrence offense. Freshman Jake Gordon had one of the biggest games of his young career by going 3-for-4, scoring three runs and driving in four runs. Gordon hit his first career homer, a three-run blast in the fifth.

Gabe Henriques drove in three runs, including two with a homer in the fifth, and Sam Kossow drove in a pair for the Vikings.

The Vikings built a 12-1 lead through five innings in support of starter Davis Ogilvie. He went 4 1/3 innings, allowed three hits, struck out seven and walked seven to pick up the first win of his collegiate career.

Atley Gay went the distance and tossed a three-hitter to lead Lawrence to the victory in the nightcap. He struck out four and did not walk a batter to pick up his first collegiate victory.

The Vikings pounded out 18 hits against three Finlandia pitchers. Senior Eric Bohling went 4-for-4 and drove in four runs to pace the Vikings. Bohling smacked his first homer of the season, a three-run shot in the fourth.

Alex Brewer and Henriques both went 3-for-4, and Henriques and Gordon both drove in a pair of runs.

Lawrence led 6-0 before Finlandia (4-22) got a run in the bottom of the fourth, but the Vikings continued to pull away with two more runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh.

Game one box score

Game two box score

 

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