The Week Ahead: April 9-15

APPLETON, Wis. -- Weather continues to play havoc with Lawrence University's spring sports schedule as the Vikings have been juggling schedules all week. Lawrence will try to take advantage of a few days of fair weather to get a pair of softball doubleheaders in this week, and the Vikings' baseball doubleheader with Ripon College has been moved up two days.

SOFTBALL (6-10, 0-0 MWC)

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

When and Where: Tuesday, April 10, 3 p.m., Lake Forest, Ill.

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

Webcast/Live Stats: Lawrence at Lake Forest

Opponent: Lawrence at Ripon (8-14, 2-2 MWC), doubleheader

When and Where: Wednesday, April 11, 3 p.m., Tracy Field, Ripon, Wis.

Video/Live Stats: Lawrence at Ripon

Series Record: Lawrence holds a 50-35-3 advantage over Ripon in a series that dates back to 1980.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Knox (4-12, 0-2 MWC), doubleheader

When and Where: Saturday, April 14, 1 p.m., Whiting Field

Video/Live Stats: Lawrence vs. Knox

Series Record: Lawrence has a 15-3 lead over Knox in a series that started in 2001. Lawrence has won seven straight over the Prairie Fire.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Illinois College (9-7, 1-1 MWC), doubleheader

When and Where: Sunday, April 15, 1 p.m., Whiting Field

Video/Live Stats: Lawrence vs. Illinois College

Series Record: Lawrence has a 10-9 edge over Illinois College in a series that started in 1998.

Fast Fact: Lawrence is looking to return to action for the first time since sweeping a doubleheader from Rockford on March 29. All of Lawrence's games last week were wiped away by foul weather. Lawrence Ceara Larson was named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week last week after hitting a torrid .900 for the week.

MEN'S TENNIS (7-7, 1-1 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert (6-6, 1-1 MWC)

When and Where: Wednesday, April 11, 8 p.m., Fox Cities Racquet Club

Series Record: In a series that started in 1935, Lawrence has a 35-13-1 lead over St. Norbert. The Vikings have won four of the last five meetings.

Opponent: Lawrence at Illinois College (5-5, 1-1 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, April 14, 1 p.m., Bellatti Tennis Complex, Jacksonville, Ill.

Series Record: Lawrence has a 6-0 edge over Illinois College in a series that started in 2006.

Opponent: Lawrence at Knox (0-9, 0-2 MWC)

When and Where: Sunday, April 15, 9 a.m., Merdian Tennis Courts, Galesburg, Ill.

Series Record: Lawrence has a 19-5 lead over Knox in a series that stretches all the way back to 1928. Lawrence has won eight straight times against the Prairie Fire.

Opponent: Lawrence at Monmouth (3-9, 1-1 MWC)

When and Where: Sunday, April 15, noon, Monmouth College Tennis Stadium, Monmouth, Ill.

Series Record: Lawrence has an 11-8 advantage over Monmouth in a series that started in 1962. The Vikings snapped a three-game losing skid to the Scots with a 5-4 victory in 2017.

Fast Fact: Lawrence evened its Midwest Conference record at 1-1 with a victory over Cornell this past weekend. The Vikings face a big week of league play with four matches in a stretch of five days.

BASEBALL (7-10, 0-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Ripon (3-10, 0-0 MWC), doubleheader

When and Where: Thursday, April 12, 1 p.m., Whiting Field

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Ripon

Opponent: Lawrence at Ripon (3-10, 0-0 MWC), doubleheader

When and Where: Sunday, April 15, 1 p.m., Francis Field, Ripon, Wis.

Series Record: In a series that started in 1958, Ripon holds a 144-62 edge over Lawrence.

Webcast/Live Stats: Lawrence at Ripon

Fast Fact: Lawrence has been in a holding pattern since it swept a doubleheader from Northland on March 30. Foul weather has postponed four consecutive doubleheaders. 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 to edge closer to the record.

TRACK AND FIELD

Event: UW-Platteville Invitational

When and Where: Thursday, April 12, UW-Platteville Track and Field Complex, Platteville, Wis.

Event: St. Norbert Invitational

When and Where: Thursday, April 12, Schneider Stadium, De Pere, Wis.

Fast Fact: Lawrence coach Jason Fast will take some distance runners to UW-Platteville on Thursday, and the Vikings also will compete at St. Norbert on Thursday in an attempt to take advantage of an expected good weather day. Lawrence grabbed three individual titles at the Wisconsin Private College Championships last weekend with Will Nichols winning the 100 and 200 meters, and Josh Janusiak capturing the 5,000.