The Carroll University baseball team got a triple play and a grand slam in the opener and rallied late to win the nightcap in a Midwest Conference doubleheader sweep of Lawrence University at Whiting Field on Thursday.
Carroll took the opener 10-6 and the Pioneers won the second game 5-2.
In the first game, Aaron Gendrich hit a grand slam for Carroll (15-19, 5-11 MWC), and the Pioneers ended the game on a triple play. Joe Klobukowski went 3-for-5 and drove in a pair of runs for Carroll.
Richie Matyas allowed four runs in relief but picked up the win. Matt Risch pitched 5 1/3 innings of relief for the save.
Drew Doares, who shut out the Pioneers this past Saturday, allowed eight runs over four innings and took the loss.
Sam Kossow went 2-for-4 and Davide Harris drove in a pair of runs for the Vikings (14-21, 5-11).
The nightcap was a pitchers’ duel between Carroll’s Matt Buhrow and Lawrence’s Atley Gay.
Carroll took a 2-0 lead in the second, but the Vikings picked up single runs in the second and third to tie the game. The score stayed that way until the eighth when Carroll scored three times with two outs.
Gay allowed a walk and a pair of singles with two outs in the eighth, and Carroll took a 3-2 lead. Davis Ogilvie came on in relief, and Matt Francis hit a line drive that hit Ogilvie near his left eye and caromed into center field. Two runs scored on the play and Carroll led 5-2.
Gay allowed seven hits over 7 2/3 innings and took the loss. Buhrow went the distance, allowed seven hits, struck out 10 and walked four to get the win.
Senior Eric Bohling finished his career with the Vikings by going 3-for-5 and was just a homer short of hitting for the cycle in the nightcap. Kossow went 2-for-4 for Lawrence in the second game.