FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Lawrence University baseball team pounded out 20 hits and rolled to a 9-2 nonconference win over Utica College on Tuesday.
Lawrence (3-2) had four players with three hits apiece. Phil Wisniewski went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs batted in. Joel Birch went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Davide Harris also went 3-for-5 with a double, and Gabe Henriques was 3-for-6 with a double.
Aaron Benz went 2-for-5 with a double and drove in two runs, and Sam Kossow was 2-for-4 for the Vikings.
Alex Brewer started and went 7.1 innings to pick up the win. He allowed seven hits, struck out five and walked two.
Lawrence got a run-scoring double from Benz in the first and run-scoring doubles from Birch and Tanner DeBettencourt in the second to build a 3-0 lead.
The Vikings tacked on a run in the fourth on Birch’s RBI single, and Lawrence broke the game open with four runs in the seventh. Kossow had a run-scoring single, and Wisniewski added a two-run double in the seventh as Lawrence took a 8-1 lead.
Joshua Webb pitched the first four innings and took the loss for Utica (0-3).