RIPON, Wis. — The Lawrence University offense managed just seven hits in the Midwest Conference doubleheader on Sunday at Francis Field and was shut out twice by Ripon College.
The Red Hawks (6-8, 2-0 MWC) won the opener 5-0 and took the nightcap 10-0.
In the opener, Ripon starter Patrick Van Daalwyk went the distance to get the win. He allowed only four hits, struck out seven and walked one. Drew Doares also went the distance for Lawrence (6-6, 0-2 MWC), and he gave up 11 hits while striking out three and walking four.
Ripon, which led 3-0 after three innings and added two more runs in the seventh, had three players with two hits apiece.
In the nightcap, Ripon starter Steven Blader went the distance in a game that ended after eight innings. He allowed three hits, struck out seven and walked two. Atley Gay started, went seven innings and allowed nine hits, and took the loss for Lawrence.
Ripon broke open a close game with five runs in the fifth to lead 7-0. The Red Hawks, who had 12 hits, then won it with three runs in the eighth. Four Red Hawks had two hits apiece.
The teams are scheduled to finish the four-game series with a doubleheader at Lawrence’s Whiting Field on Tuesday.