The Week Ahead: April 8-14

APPLETON, Wis. -- It will be a full weekend of action at Whiting Field as Lawrence University baseball and softball host a total of four doubleheaders. Lawrence baseball and softball both host Monmouth on Saturday, and baseball faces Cornell on Sunday with softball taking on Grinnell the same day.

SOFTBALL (7-13, 4-2 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at St. Norbert (13-9, 6-2)

When and Where: Wednesday, April 10, 3 p.m., Mel Nicks Sports Complex, De Pere, Wis.

Series Record: In a series that started in 1980, St. Norbert has a 52-30 edge over the Vikings.

Opponent: Lawrence at Marian (11-9)

When and Where: Thursday, April 11, 3 p.m., Smith Field, Fond du Lac, Wis.

Series Record: Lawrence holds a 14-12 lead over Marian in a series that started in 1980, but the teams haven't met since 2010.

Webcast: Lawrence at Marian

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Monmouth (10-14, 7-1)

When and Where: Saturday, April 13, 1 p.m., Whiting Field

Series Record: In a series that started in 1997, Monmouth has a 15-11 edge over the Vikings.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Monmouth

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Grinnell (6-16, 3-1)

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

Series Record: Lawrence holds a 20-11 lead over Grinnell in a series that started in 1992.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Grinnell

Fast Fact: Lawrence's Lexi Angemi picked her second career pitching victory when she nabbed the win in relief against Knox this past Sunday. Angemi earned her first collegiate victory in a 9-4 victory over Knox in 2017.

 

BASEBALL (3-11)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Monmouth (16-7)

When and Where: Saturday, April 13, noon, Whiting Field

Series Record: In a series that started in 1975, Monmouth holds an 8-3 advantage over the Vikings.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Cornell (10-11)

When and Where: Sunday, April 14, noon, Whiting Field

Series Record: Cornell has won the only two meetings between the schools, and those took place in 2017 and 2018.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Cornell

Fast Fact: There were a couple of firsts in the home run department this past weekend. Center fielder Andrew Lauber hit his first career grand slam on Saturday against St. Norbert. It was the fourth homer of his career. Designated hitter Nick Pastrone also homered against the Green Knights, and that was the first round-tripper of his career. The games with Monmouth and Cornell are nonconference contests despite the fact both schools are in the Midwest Conference. Baseball is the lone remaining sport that is split into divisions for conference play.

Lawrence track and field logo TRACK AND FIELD

Event: Pioneer Invitational

When and Where: Saturday, April 13, 10:30 a.m., Punches Track and Field Complex, Waukesha, Wis.

Fast Fact: Lawrence's Molly Doruska won the 5,000 meters this past weekend at the Wisconsin Private College Championships. It was Doruska's first win in the 5,000 and her first since she raced to victory in the 10,000 at the Don Church Twilight at Wheaton in 2018.

MEN'S TENNIS (8-8, 3-2 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Lake Forest (9-9, 4-1)

When and Where: Sunday, April 14, 10:30 a.m., Lake Forest College Courts, Lake Forest, Ill.

Series Record: In a series that started in 1975, Lake Forest holds a 17-13 advantage over the Vikings.

Fast Fact: Lawrence jumped back into the hunt for a berth in the four-team Midwest Conference Tournament with two victories over the weekend. Lawrence is now in a four-way tie for third place with three matches remaining. The Vikings have victories over two of the three teams with which they are tied.