Vikings roll past Minnesota-Morris 14-1

Posted on: March 19th, 2013 by Joseph Vanden Acker

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Lawrence University baseball team scored in every inning but the first and rolled to a 14-1 nonconference victory over the University of Minnesota-Morris on Tuesday.

The Vikings (4-2) racked up 12 hits and rode the solid pitching of Kelton Jenkins for the victory. Jenkins went six innings, allowed five hits, struck out three and didn’t walk a batter.

The Vikings were up 1-0 when they struck for four runs in the third. Gabe Henriques, who finished 2-for-4, smacked a two-run double in the inning as Lawrence pushed its lead to 5-0.

Minnesota-Morris (1-3) answered with an unearned run in the top of the fourth, but the Vikings countered with two more runs in the bottom half of the inning to go up 7-1.

The Vikings then scored four more times in the fifth. Lawrence loaded the bases on a pair of singles and walk, and junior Aaron Benz cashed in. Benz belted a three-run double as Lawrence pushed its lead to 11-1 after five innings.

The Vikings then closed out the game via the run rule by scoring three more times in the sixth. Morris walked in a run, and the Vikings got a pair of infield singles to go up 14-1.

Freshman pitcher Miles Link came on in the seventh and struck out a pair to finish the game.

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