The Week Ahead: March 2-8

APPLETON, Wis. -- Cries of "play ball" will ring out this week for the Lawrence University baseball and softball teams. The softball team is set for four games in the Rochester (Minn.) Dome, and baseball takes on Hamline and Augsburg at US Bank Stadium.

Lawrence tennis logo WOMEN'S TENNIS (8-6)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. UW-Stout

When and Where: Friday, March 6, 7 p.m., Fox Cities Racquet Club

Series Record: Lawrence trails Stout 4-2 in a series that started in 1984.

Fast Fact: Lawrence is set to play three matches this spring to tune up for the Midwest Conference Tournament, which takes place at the end of April. 

Lawrence softball logo SOFTBALL

Opponent: Lawrence vs. UW-River Falls

When and Where: Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m., Rochester Dome, Rochester, Minn.

Series Record: Lawrence is 1-1 against the Falcons in games played in the 1998 and 1999 seasons.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Macalester

When and Where: Saturday, March 7, noon, Rochester Dome, Rochester, Minn.

Series Record: Lawrence is 4-1 against Macalester in a series that started in 1997.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. St. Catherine

When and Where: Sunday, March 8, 10 a.m., Rochester Dome, Rochester, Minn.

Series Record: This is the first meeting between the teams

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Luther

When and Where: Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m., Rochester Dome, Rochester, Minn.

Series Record: Lawrence is 0-4 against Luther in a series that started in 2005.

Fast Fact: Lawrence returns two of the top players in the Great Lakes Region in center fielder Amanda Karnatz and catcher Ceara Larson. Karnatz is a career .417 hitter from the lead-off spot with 102 runs scored and 141 hits in her first three seasons. Larson is a career .453 hitter with 16 homers and 59 runs batted in in two seasons.

Lawrence tennis logo MEN'S TENNIS (3-2)

Opponent: Lawrence at Loras

When and Where: Saturday, March 7, 6 p.m., Dubuque, Iowa

Series Record: This is the first meeting between the teams.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Dominican (Ill.)

When and Where: Sunday, March 8, noon, Willmore Center, Ripon, Wis.

Series Record: Lawrence has won the only two meetings with Dominican, a 7-0 win in 2004 and a 9-0 victory in 2013.

Fast Fact: The three seniors in the lineup, Connor Maloney, Cade Francour and Aidan Delgado, have combined for 105 singles victories in their careers.

Lawrence track and field logo TRACK AND FIELD

Event: UW-Stevens Point Last Chance Meet

When and Where: Saturday, March 7, Quandt Fieldhouse, Stevens Point, Wis.

Live Scoring: https://athletics.uwsp.edu/sports/track-and-field/schedule

Fast Fact: Senior Joe Kortenhof, coming off victories in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters at the Midwest Conference Championships, will make a last run at qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championships in the 5,000 meters.

Lawrence fencing logo FENCING

Event: NCAA Midwest Regional Championships

When and Where: Saturday, March 7, Calihan Hall, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Mich.

Live Scoring: https://escrimeresults.com/tournaments/ncaa.html

Fast Fact: Lawrence is looking for its first NCAA Championships qualifier since Nathan Schlesinger made it in foil in 2016.

Lawrence baseball logo BASEBALL

Opponent: Lawrence at Hamline

When and Where: Saturday, March 7, 10 p.m., US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.

Series Record: Lawrence is 0-2 against Hamline as the Pipers swept a 2014 doubleheader against the Vikings.

Live Stats: https://hamlineathletics.com/schedule.aspx?path=baseball&

Opponent: Lawrence at Augsburg

When and Where: Sunday, March 8, 5 p.m., US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.

Series Record: Lawrence is 1-1 against Augsburg. The teams split a doubleheader in 2005.

Live Stats: https://athletics.augsburg.edu/sports/baseball/schedule

Video: https://athletics.augsburg.edu/sports/baseball/schedule

Fast Fact: Lawrence senior Patrick McDonnell enters the 2020 season just three home runs shy of tying the Lawrence career record held by Kevin Fitzsimmons.