The Week Ahead: April 30-May 6

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University baseball team takes a run at a berth in the Midwest Conference Tournament when it squares off against Beloit College in a key four-game series this weekend. Lawrence also hosts its lone track meet of the season when the Viking Invitational is contested on Saturday at Whiting Field.

BASEBALL (11-18, 4-8 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Marian (13-19)

When and Where: Thursday, May 3, 3 p.m., Whiting Field

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Marian

Series Record: Lawrence and Marian are tied 4-4 in a series that started in the 2002 season.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Beloit (20-13, 6-6 MWC), doubleheader

When and Where: Saturday, May 5, 1 p.m., Whiting Field

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Beloit

Opponent: Lawrence at Beloit (20-13, 6-6 MWC), doubleheader

When and Where: Sunday, May 6, 1 p.m., Strong Stadium Complex, Beloit, Wis.

Webcast: Lawrence at Beloit

Series Record: In a series that started in 1959, Beloit holds a 91-56-1 advantage over Lawrence.

Fast Fact: Lawrence needs to win its series with Beloit and get some help from St. Norbert to earn a berth in the four-team Midwest Conference Tournament. Three wins against Beloit, coupled with St. Norbert winning its series with Ripon, would put the Vikings in a tie with Beloit at 7-9 and get the Vikings into the conference tourament.

TRACK AND FIELD

Event: Viking Invitational

When and Where: Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m., Whiting Field

Results: Viking Invitational

Fast Fact: Lawrence distance star Josh Janusiak was named the Midwest Conference Track Performer of the Week for the second consecutive week after a record-setting run at the Hillsdale College Gina Relays. Janusiak raced to a time of 30:17.00 to shatter his record of 30:58.96, which he set at the same meet in 2017. Janusiak was just eight seconds behind Michigan State's Joe Riordan, who won the event in 30:09.14. Janusiak's time places him 11th in all of NCAA Division III.