Maroons pull away to top Lawrence

Maroons pull away to top Lawrence

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- The University of Chicago baseball team rallied for four runs in the fifth inning Saturday to take the lead and went on to an 8-3 nonconference victory over Lawrence University.

Chicago (1-0) grabbed a 5-2 lead after five innings and then added three more runs in the sixth to take control.

Nicholas Toomey went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs for Chicago. Brenton Villasenor allowed two runs over five innings to get the win.

Kyle Duex made the start for Lawrence and allowed eight runs, only three earned, in 5.2 innings and took the loss.

Ryan Krob delivered the key blow in the fifth inning with a three-run double to put Chicago up 4-2. He later scored on a ground out for a 5-2 edge.

Toomey then belted a two-run double to key a three-run sixth inning as the Maroons grabbed an 8-2 edge.

The Vikings grabbed a 2-1 lead with single runs in the third and fourth. Rudy Mueller-Schrader reached on an infield single in the third and later scored on Reno Zemrak's ground out. The Vikings manufactured a run in the fourth when Matt Holliday reached on an error and later scored on Mueller-Schrader's sacrifice fly.