APPLETON, Wis. — The Lawrence University baseball team exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning of the second game and went on to a win and a nonconference doubleheader split with Knox College on Saturday at Whiting Field.
Lawrence (9-19) rode the nine-run inning to a 12-1 victory in the nightcap after Knox (17-9) took the opener 12-6.
Davide Harris went 4-for-5 and drove in three runs for Lawrence in the nightcap. Freshman Tom Olson had a big bases-loaded, three-run triple, and Davis Ogilvie belted a two-run homer for the Vikings.
Ogilvie, Aaron Benz, and Jake Gordon all had two hits, and Gordon drove in a pair of runs.
Phil Clark went the distance to get the win for the Vikings. He allowed eight hits, struck out three and walked one. Jeremy Gogoel took the loss in relief for Knox.
The score was tied 1-1 heading to the bottom of the sixth when Ogilvie and Tanner DeBettencourt hit one-out singles. Gordon followed with a squeeze bunt single to score Ogilvie and break the tie. After a fly out, a catcher’s interference loaded the bases. Olson then belted the first pitch into the gap in right field to score all three runners and give Lawrence a 5-1 lead.
Harris, Gabe Henriques and Benz all followed with run-scoring singles and the Vikings were up 8-1. Ogilvie then blasted a two-run homer, his second of the season, to put the Vikings up 10-1.
Lawrence then won the game via the 10-run rule when Harris smacked a two-run double in the seventh.
In the opener, Knox jumped on starter Atley Gay early and led 9-1 after the top of the fourth. Lawrence countered with two runs in the fourth, two more in the sixth and another run in the seventh to cut the lead to 9-6. Knox tacked on three more runs in the top of the eighth to seal the victory.
Jackson White went 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two runs batted in to pace Knox in the opener. Ryan Hoffman had two hits, including a three-run homer, and drove in five runs.
Benz and Gabe Warshaw both had three hits for the Vikings, and Henriques and Gordon had two hits apiece.
Lawrence returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Marian University in a nonconference doubleheader.