Hamline sweeps season-opening doubleheader from Lawrence

Posted on: March 22nd, 2014 by Joseph Vanden Acker

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Hamline University baseball team swept a nonconference doubleheader from Lawrence University on Friday by the scores of 16-9 and 27-3.

It was the season opener for Lawrence (0-2), which saw Hamline pull away late in both games.

In the opener, Lawrence led 5-2 after the top of the fifth, but the Pipers scored five times in the bottom of the fifth and then added four runs in the seventh and five in the eighth.

Joel Birch went 4-for-5 and Jake Gordon was 3-for-5 to pace the Vikings. Aaron Benz, Sam Kossow and Dan Taylor all had two hits for Lawrence. Benz had a homer and a double and drove in four runs, and Kossow drove in three runs.

 Atley Gay pitched the first five innings and took the loss.

In the nightcap, Lawrence scored three times in the bottom of the third and trailed 5-3. Hamline then scored five times in the fourth and added seven more in the fifth to seal the win.

Benz, Kossow and Brandon Klar add had two hits for the Vikings. Drew Doares pitched the first three innings and took the loss.

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