The Week Ahead: April 30-May 5

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University track and field team gets to compete on its home turf on Saturday when Lawrence hosts the Viking Invitational at Whiting Field. Action gets going at 10 a.m.

BASEBALL (4-18, 1-9 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Beloit (13-15, 4-6)

When and Where: Thursday, May 2, 1 p.m., The Ballpark at Strong Stadium, Beloit, Wis.

Series Record: In a series that started in 1959, Beloit has a 92-61-1 advantage over Lawrence. The teams split a doubleheader last week.

Webcast: Lawrence at Beloit

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Ripon (18-12, 7-5)

When and Where: Saturday, May 4, noon, Francis Field, Ripon, Wis.; Sunday, May 5, noon, Whiting Field

Series Record: In a series that started in 1958, Ripon holds a 146-64 advantage over Lawrence. The teams split the four-game series a season ago.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Ripon

Fast Fact: Lawrence bids farewell to three seniors on Sunday that have all had a significant impact on the program. Pitcher Chris Shaw was the North Division Pitcher of the Year in 2018. Nolan Spencer is a four-year starter at shortstop and the spark to the offense, and Andrew Lauber has battled injury to be a four-year starter in center field.


Lawrence track and field logo TRACK AND FIELD

Event: Viking Invitational

When and Where: Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m., Whiting Field


Fast Fact: Lawrence has its lone home meet of the season on Saturday, and it's the final tuneup for the Midwest Conference Championships. Distance standouts Josh Janusiak and Joe Kortenhof are coming off fine performances at the Hillsdale Gina Relays this past week. They competed in the 10,000 meters at Hillsdale and posted the top two times in the Midwest Conference this season.