Vikings drop pair to Lewis and Clark

Posted on: March 27th, 2014 by Joseph Vanden Acker

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Lewis and Clark College baseball team swept a nonconference doubleheader from Lawrence University on Thursday by the scores of 8-1 and 14-7.

In the opener, Michael Kinkenon and Hayden Higger had two hits apiece to lead the Pioneers. Jake Gordon went 2-for-4 to pace the Vikings in the opener.

Lawrence (2-8) led 1-0 in the top of the fourth when Davis Ogilvie’s single scored Joel Birch with the game’s first run. The Pioneers struck for three in the bottom half of the inning and then sealed the win with five more runs in the fifth.

In the nightcap, Lewis and Clark used a big six-run fourth inning to take the lead and then pulled away late.

Gordon went 3-for-4, and Birch and Aaron Benz both had two hits for the Vikings. Benz and Brandon Vamarasi each drove in a pair of runs for Lawrence.

Bradley Lezak went 3-for-4 and scored four runs for the Pioneers (8-12-1), and Kinkenon drove in four runs.

Lawrence built a 4-1 lead through three innings, but the Pioneers collected six hits and six runs in the fourth to grab a 7-4 edge. Lawrence countered with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning, but Lewis and Clark sealed the win with two runs in the sixth and five more in the seventh.

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