Category: Baseball

Sunday’s games wiped out by rain at Division III World Series

The entire slate of four games on Sunday (May 24) at the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship was postponed due to rain. Play is tentatively set to resume at 9 a.m. on Monday (May 25) at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton.

The Pool A elimination contest between Ramapo College (N.J.) (33-15) and Frostburg State University (Md.) (42-8) is scheduled to commence play on Monday at 9 a.m. The winner will play unbeaten State University of New York at Cortland (42-4) at 3 p.m.

The Pool B elimination game on Monday features Trinity University (Texas) (38-13) opposing Emory University (Ga.) (31-14) at 12 p.m. The winner plays unbeaten University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (35-13) at 6 p.m. in the last game of the day.

The championship concludes with games on Tuesday (May 26) and Wednesday (May 27).

More information can be found at ncaa.com.

Monday, May 25 Schedule
Game #9 – 9 a.m.
Frostburg State University (Md.) (42-8) vs. Ramapo College (N.J.) (33-15)
Game #10 – 12 p.m.
Emory University (Ga.) (31-14) vs. Trinity University (Texas) (38-13)
Game #11 – 3 p.m.
Winner of Game #9 vs. State University of New York at Cortland (42-4)
Game #12 – 6 p.m.
Winner of Game #10 vs. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (35-13)

Sunday, May 24 Results

All Games Postponed Due To Rain


Saturday, May 23 Results

Game #5
Ramapo College (N.J.) 14, Webster University (Mo.) 2
Game #6
State University of New York at Cortland 4, Frostburg State University (Md.) 1
Game #7

Trinity University (Texas) 9, Salisbury University (Md.) 1

Game #8
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 3, Emory University (Ga.) 2, (12 Innings)

Friday, May 22 Results

Game #1

Frostburg State University (Md.) 3, Ramapo College (N.J.) 1

Game #2

State University of New York at Cortland 12, Webster University (Mo.) 4

Game #3

Emory University (Ga.) 9, Trinity University (Texas) 7

Game #4

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 7, Salisbury University (Md.) 3

Gordon earns All-Central Region honors again

Jake Gordon
Jake Gordon

APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University baseball standout Jake Gordon has been named to the D3baseball.com All-Central Region team.

Gordon (Winnetka, Ill./North Shore Country Day), who was chosen for the all-region team for the second consecutive season, earned a spot on the third team.

A senior center fielder, Gordon hit a team-high .364 with 10 doubles, four triples, three homers, 29 runs scored and 23 runs batted in. Gordon, who hit .349, scored 13 runs and drove in 13 during 16 Midwest Conference games, also earned all-conference first-team honors for the second straight season.

Gordon overcame an injury in the final few games of the season to break Lawrence’s career hits record in his final plate appearance. Gordon’s final hit gave him 155 for his career, moving him past Andrew Wong, who had 154 hits from 2003-06.

Gordon had 14 multi-hit games despite being limited to just 33 games this season. Gordon had seven games in which he had three or more hits. An outstanding defensive outfielder, Gordon also picked up seven outfield assists and compiled a .989 fielding percentage.

A four-year starter in the outfield, Gordon is a career .338 hitter and finished with 27 doubles, eight triples, five homers, 92 runs scored and 59 RBIs.

This marks the second consecutive season and the third time in the past six seasons that Lawrence has had an all-region selection.

Baseball stars Gordon, Holliday named to All-MWC team

APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University baseball standouts Jake Gordon and Matthew Holliday have been named to the All-Midwest Conference team.

Gordon (Winnetka, Ill./North Shore Country Day) and Holliday (Hong Kong/International) were both chosen for the North Division first team.

Gordon, a senior center fielder, completed a stellar career with his second consecutive all-conference selection. Gordon, who also earned D3baseball.com All-Central Region honors in 2014, hit a team-high .364 with 10 doubles, four triples, three homers and 23 runs batted in.

Gordon overcame an injury in the final few games of the season to break Lawrence’s career hits record in his final plate appearance. Gordon’s final hit gave him 155 for his career, moving him past Andrew Wong, who had 154 hits from 2003-06.

Gordon was second on the team with a .349 batting average in Lawrence’s 16 conference games. He had seven doubles, a triple, three homers and 13 RBIs in league play.

Holliday, a freshman third baseman, made a huge impact on the Vikings during his rookie season. He was second on the team with a .355 batting average, a school-record 16 doubles, one homer and a team-best 35 RBIs. Holliday’s 16 doubles broke the record of 14 Wong set in 2005.

In addition to the doubles mark, Holliday also posted the highest total of hits (50) and RBIs (35) by a Lawrence freshman. In conference play, Holliday led the team with a .375 batting average and finished with seven doubles and 13 RBIs.

Holliday is just the fifth Lawrence freshman to be a first-team selection in the last 15 years. He joins shortstop Jeremy Tollefson (2000), pitcher Aaron Sorenson (2003), catcher Doug Coe (2004) and pitcher Aaron Leitner (2009).

Gordon breaks career hits record but Vikings fall to Carleton

APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University baseball standout Jake Gordon broke the school’s career hits record in his final at-bat Sunday as the Vikings dropped a nonconference doubleheader to Carleton College.

Gordon, a senior outfielder, was injured in Saturday’s doubleheader sweep of Knox College and was limited to designated hitter duty on Sunday. Gordon rapped a single to right in the sixth inning of the nightcap to pick up career hit No. 155. He broke the record of Andrew Wong, who had 154 hits from 2003-06.

Lawrence's Jake Gordon connects on record-breaking career hit No. 155 vs. Carleton on Sunday at Fox Cities Stadium.
Lawrence’s Jake Gordon connects on record-breaking career hit No. 155 vs. Carleton on Sunday at Fox Cities Stadium.

In a rare day/night doubleheader, Carleton won the opener 14-6 at Whiting Field. The Knights then took the nightcap 21-0 at Fox Cities Stadium.

In the opener, Carleton (15-23) scored in each of the first six innings to pull out to an 11-5 lead. Nolan Baker and Jack Atterberry both had four hits for the Knights.

Luke Curtis pitched the first five innings to pick up the win. Atley Gay started and took the loss for the Vikings (12-24).

Davis Ogilvie had a pair of hits, including a homer, and Matthew Holliday and Tim Kinsella also had two hits apiece for the Vikings.

In the nightcap, the Knights scored 10 times in the second inning and pulled away from there.

Hayden Tsutsui went 4-for-6 with a pair of homers and four runs batted in for Carleton. Atterberry also had four hits for the Knights. Baker went the distance and allowed five hits to pick up the shutout.

Game one box score

Game two box score

Vikings sweep doubleheader from Knox

APPLETON, Wis. — The Lawrence University baseball team posted a walk-off win in the opener and then won a slugfest in the nightcap to sweep a nonconference doubleheader from Knox College on Saturday.

Lawrence won the first game 5-4 and took the second game 17-12 at Whiting Field.

In the opener, Knox scored twice in the top of the eighth to tie the game at 4-4. Davis Ogilvie came on in relief, struck out one batter in the eighth and then struck out the side in the ninth.

A walk and a fielder’s choice put Brandon Klar at first in the bottom of the ninth for the Vikings. After a strikeout, Zach Rabideau delivered a double to score Klar and give Lawrence the win.

Ogilvie picked up the win to improve to 2-2 on the season and went 3-for-4 and drove in a run.

Klar went 2-for-4 with a homer, scored four of Lawrence’s five runs and drove in a run. Luke Zablocki also had a pair of hits and an RBI for Lawrence.

In the nightcap, Lawrence rallied from an early four-run deficit and then rallied from a two-run deficit in the seventh to get the win.

Travis Weber went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and two runs batted in and was a homer short of the cycle. Anthony Ortiz, Davis Ogilvie and Matthew Holliday all had two hits for the Vikings.

Ortiz and Ogilvie both belted three-run homers, and Holliday picked up his 15th double on the season to break Andrew Wong’s school record of 14.

Rabideau went 2.2 innings or relief to pick up his third win of the season. Kelton Jenkins pitched the final 1.1 innings to earn his fourth save of the season, which ties the school’s season record Jim Petran set in 1979.

The Vikings trailed 5-1 and then scored five runs, all unearned, in the bottom of the third. The big hit in the inning was Ortiz’s three-run blast. Lawrence then took a 9-6 lead in the fourth with Weber delivering a run-scoring triple.

After giving up three runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh, the Vikings were down 11-6. Lawrence then scored six times in the seventh, with Holliday belting a two-run double and Ogilvie smacking a three-run homer for a 15-11 lead.

Lawrence added two more insurance runs in the eighth with the help of two doubles and two Knox errors. Jenkins then worked a 1-2-3 ninth for the save.

Game one box score

Game two box score

Rude tosses gem to down Vikings

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Adam Rude tossed a one-hit shutout to lead the UW-Oshkosh baseball team to a 7-0 nonconference victory over Lawrence University on Tuesday at Tiedemann Field.

The only hit allowed by Rude was an eighth-inning single from freshman Travis Weber. Rude struck out four, walked two and hit two batters.

The Titans (21-14) piled up 13 hits against six Lawrence (10-22) pitchers. John Eagan and Andy Brahier both had two hits and both drove in two runs for Oshkosh.

The Titans scored once in the first inning and added three more in the second to pull away. Oshkosh added three more insurance runs in the fifth and sixth innings for the final margin.

Box score

Ripon takes pair from Vikings; Gordon ties career hits record

APPLETON, Wis. — The Ripon College baseball team held off Lawrence University in the opener on Sunday and then pulled away late to take game two in a Midwest Conference doubleheader at Whiting Field.

Ripon won the first game 5-4 and took the nightcap 14-3.

In the opener, Ripon (15-12, 10-2 MWC) built a 4-0 lead in the top of the third, but Lawrence rallied in the bottom half of the inning. Anthony Ortiz singled and Brandon Klar was hit by a pitch and both came home on Matthew Holliday’s two-run single.

Holliday went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs for Lawrence (10-21, 2-14).

Ripon got a run back in the top of the sixth, but the Vikings battled back in the bottom of the eighth. Klar led off with a double and Jake Gordon followed with another double to score Klar and trim the lead to 5-3. Gordon later scored on Holliday’s ground out to cut the lead to 5-4.

Jeff Schuurmans got the final out of the eighth and then worked around a single in the ninth to pick up the save.

In the nightcap, Ripon scored nine runs in the final two innings to break the game open.

Lawrence led 1-0 after Holliday’s RBI double in the first, but Ripon struck for three runs in the third to take the lead.

The Red Hawks made it 4-1 in the top of the sixth, but Lawrence rallied in the bottom half of the inning. Tim Kinsella singled to start the rally, and Davis Ogilvie then reached on an error. Travis Weber singled to score Kinsella, and the Vikings later executed a double steal to score Ogilvie and trim the lead to 5-3.

Michael Polcyn hit a solo homer to give Ripon a 6-3 lead in the seventh. The Red Hawks then added three runs in the eighth, the big blow coming on Nick Uhen’s two-run homer. Uhen finished 4-for-5 with five runs batted in.

Ripon then scored six times in the ninth as Polcyn homered again, and Nick Kita and Uhen both had two-run doubles.

Holliday went 2-for-4 in the nightcap for Ripon. Gordon had a single in the fifth for the 154th hit of his career, which ties the school’s career record held by Andrew Wong.

Game one box score

Game two box score

Vikings drop heartbreaker, lose two to Ripon

RIPON, Wis. — The Lawrence University baseball team lost an 11-inning heartbreaker to Ripon College in the opener of a Midwest Conference doubleheader on Saturday and then dropped the nightcap at Francis Field.

Ripon won the first game 1-0, and the Red Hawks fired a one-hitter and won 12-0 in the nightcap.

In the opener, both teams had scoring chances but the game was scoreless headed to the 11th inning.

In the top half of the 11th, Jake Gordon ripped a one-out double, and Matthew Holliday followed with a single to put runners at the corners for Lawrence (10-19, 2-12 MWC). The Red Hawks (13-12, 8-2) then got an inning-ending double play to end the threat.

In the bottom half of the inning, Michael Polcyn led off with a triple and then scored on Nick Schmitt’s single to win it.

Patrick Van Daalwyk tossed 10.1 innings of shutout baseball for Ripon, but it was Michael Anderson who picked up the win by getting the double-play ground ball in the 11th.

Holliday had a pair of hits for Lawrence, and Polcyn finished with two hits for Ripon.

In the nightcap, Marshall Zahn tossed a one-hitter for Ripon. The only hit he allowed was Holliday’s single in the seventh inning. Zahn struck out eight and walked one.

Polcyn and Nick Kita both went 3-for-4 to lead Ripon’s 17-hit attack.

Game one box score

Game two box score

Vikings take two from Dominican

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — The Lawrence University offense exploded in the opener, and the pitching staff allowed just one earned run in the nightcap as the Vikings swept a nonconference doubleheader from Dominican (Ill.) University on Wednesday.

Lawrence took the first game 14-7 and won the nightcap 4-3 at Boomers Stadium.

In the opener, the Vikings (10-17) pounded out 18 hits and jumped on the Stars early.

Tim Kinsella went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs, and Jake Gordon and Matthew Holliday both had three hits for the Vikings. Luke Zablocki, Kyle Duex and Davis Ogilvie all collected a pair of hits for Lawrence.

The Vikings scored four times in the first inning and added five more runs in the second. In the first, Zablocki had a two-run double and Holliday added a run-scoring single. Kinsella had a two-run single in the second and Gordon picked up an RBI single as the Vikings led 9-2.

Dominican (10-22) closed to 9-7, but the Vikings added a run in the third and three more in fifth, including two on Kinsella’s triple.

Freshman Zach Rabideau tossed 2.1 innings of one-hit relief to improve to 2-2 on the season. Philip Clark finished with three innings of one-hit relief to earn his second save of the season.

In the nightcap, four Lawrence pitchers combined to allow just one earned run. Holliday, a freshman from Hong Kong, allowed one hit over two innings to earn his first collegiate victory. Kelton Jenkins allowed an unearned run in the seventh but picked up his third save of the season.

Brandon Klar went 2-for-3, scored two runs and drove in another to pace the Vikings. Kinsella capped his big day by going 2-for-3 and driving in a run.

The Vikings scored in the top of the first when Klar led off the game with a single and later scored on Kinsella’s sacrifice fly. The Stars tied it with a run in the second, but Lawrence took the lead for good in the fifth when Klar was hit by a pitch and later scored on Zablocki’s ground out.

The Vikings stretched the lead to 4-1 with a pair of unearned runs in the sixth. The two-out rally started with Joel Birch’s single, and Ogilvie then reached on an error. Klar singled to score Birch, and Ogilvie came around to score on the play after a bad throw.

Dominican scored an unearned run in the sixth and picked up another in the seventh before Jenkins got Milne Rojek to ground out with the tying run at second to end the game.

Game one box score

Game two box score

Carroll takes two from Vikings

APPLETON, Wis. — The Carroll University baseball team got a great pitching performance in game one and then won a nail-biter in the nightcap to sweep a Midwest Conference doubleheader from Lawrence University on Sunday.

Carroll won the first game 15-2, and the Pioneers took the second game 5-3 at Whiting Field.

In the opener, Carroll starter Kevin Dineen went the distance to pick up the win. He allowed only four hits, struck out three and walked two. Lawrence (8-17, 2-10 MWC) got its only two runs of the game on Luke Zablocki’s two-run double in the fifth inning.

Clayton Schmitt, Alex Olson and Joe Huss all had three hits and drove in two runs apiece as the Pioneers (13-15, 6-2) pounded out 16 hits.

In the nightcap, Carroll broke a 3-3 tie with a pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning. Schmitt got that rally started with a one-out double, and Dylan Grove was then hit by a pitch.

The runners took off on a passed ball, but the throw to third was off-target and went into left field. Schmitt scored on the play, and the throw home got away from catcher Travis Weber, allowing Grove to move to third. He then scored on Tyler Schovanec’s single for a 5-3 lead.

Schovanec finished 3-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs.

Jake Mills got a two-out single in the ninth to bring the tying run to the plate, but Zach Wiseman got Brandon Klar to ground out to end the game. Wiseman pitched 1.2 innings of relief for the win.

Jake Gordon went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in the nightcap for Lawrence. Gordon is now just seven hits shy of breaking Lawrence’s career hits record. Klar led off the bottom of the first with a solo homer, and Matthew Holliday had a pair of hits.

Klar’s homer gave Lawrence a 1-0 lead, but Olson homered in the second to tie it. Schovanec’s RBI single in the third gave the Pioneers a 2-1 lead, but Lawrence tied it on Gordon’s solo homer in the fifth.

Carroll took the lead back with a run in the top of the eighth, but Gordon doubled and then scored on Holliday’s single in the bottom half of the inning to tie it at 3-3.

Game one box score

Game two box score