AUBURNDALE, Fla. -- The Lawrence University baseball team scored two runs in the top of the ninth Sunday to rally for a 7-6 nonconference victory over Clarkson University.
Included in the winning rally was a steal of home and a key passed ball to set up the winning run.
Clarkson (1-2) took a 6-5 lead with a run in the bottom of the eighth, but the Vikings rallied against reliever Andrew Smith, who took the loss.
Spencer started the rally with a one-out triple, and after a strikeout, the speedy shortstop stole home to tie the game at 6-6. Holliday followed with a single, and moved to second on a passed ball. Lauber then delivered a single to score Holliday and put the Vikings up 7-6.
Lawrence opened the game by scoring three runs in the top of the first as Lauber stroked a run-scoring double and Travis Weber delivered a two-run double. Clarkson countered with four runs in the bottom half of the inning.
The Vikings tied it at 4-4 in the second when rookie Patrick McDonnell blasted his first collegiate homer to start the inning. Clarkson took a 5-4 lead in the third, and Lawrence tied it in the fifth when Klar doubled and scored on Lauber's squeeze bunt.