The Week Ahead: April 2-8

APPLETON, Wis. -- Weather will play a role in this week's events as a snowstorm will roll through this part of Wisconsin on Tuesday. Lawrence baseball and softball both have home events scheduled for the upcoming weekend, and men's tennis has a pair of home matches that could be moved indoors due to the snow and cold.

TRACK AND FIELD

Event: Wisconsin Private College Championships

When and Where: Saturday, April 7, 10:30 a.m., Strong Stadium, Beloit, Wis.

Fast Fact: Lawrence opens its outdoor schedule at the Wisconsin Private College Championships as the Vikings return to this meet for the first time in several years.

SOFTBALL (6-10, 0-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Beloit (3-17, 0-2 MWC), doubleheader

When and Where: Saturday, April 7, 1 p.m., Whiting Field

Series Record: Lawrence holds a 43-31 lead over Beloit in a series that started in 1981. The Vikings have won seven of the last nine meetings.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Beloit

Opponent: Lawrence at Lake Forest (13-7, 2-0 MWC), doubleheader

When and Where: Sunday, April 8, 1 p.m., Lake Forest, Ill.

Video/Live Stats: Lawrence at Lake Forest

Series Record: Lake Forest holds a 42-13 edge over Lawrence in a series that dates to 1984.

Fast Fact: Lawrence rookie catcher Ceara Larson claimed Midwest Conference Player of the Week honors after a sizzling week at the plate. Larson hit .900 by going 9-for-10 with two homers, two doubles and seven runs batted in. Larson posted an astounding 1.700 slugging percentage and a huge 2.629 on-base plus slugging percentage. Larson also picked up four walks to post a .929 on-base percentage.

BASEBALL (7-10, 0-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at St. Norbert (10-5, 0-0 MWC), doubleheader

When and Where: Saturday, April 7, 1 p.m., Mel Nicks Field, De Pere, Wis.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert (10-5, 0-0 MWC), doubleheader

When and Where: Sunday, April 8, 1 p.m., Whiting Field

Series Record: St. Norbert holds a 135-46 lead over Lawrence in a series that started in 1958.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert

Fast Fact: Lawrence's Matthew Holliday is just one run batted in from tying Andrew Wong's school career record of 100. Holliday picked up five RBI in Lawrence's doubleheader sweep of Northland last Friday to edge closer to the record. Holliday has already topped the school career record for doubles and hits this season.

MEN'S TENNIS (6-6, 0-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Grinnell (12-4, 1-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, April 7, 3:30 p.m., Fox Cities Racquet Club

Series Record: In a series that started in 1961, Grinnell holds a 28-13 edge over Lawrence.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Cornell (2-10, 0-1 MWC)

When and Where: Sunday, April 8, 9 a.m., Green Bay Tennis Center

Series Record: Lawrence holds a 10-7 advantage over Cornell in a series that started back in 1961.

Fast Fact: Lawrence's Connor Maloney was named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week after picking up a pair of wins in the Vikings' 9-0 win over Marian. Maloney moved up a spot in the lineup to play No. 1 singles and rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 victory, and he teamed with Bill Schuman-Kline for an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles. Lawrence has now shut out Marian in 12 consecutive matches.