GALESBURG, Ill. -- Lawrence University's Chris Shaw tossed six innings of two-hit baseball Saturday to lead the Vikings to a 5-3 Midwest Conference win over Illinois College at Blodgett Field.
The game was part of the Midwest Conference Crossover Tournament.
Lawrence trailed 1-0 when the Vikings scored three times in the fourth innings. Singles by Spencer and Weber started the inning, and both scored on an error. Zemrak later executed a squeeze bunt to score Patrick McDonnell for a 3-1 lead.
The Vikings tacked on insurance runs in the sixth and seventh. Lawrence went up 4-1 in the sixth after Zemrak's single scored Matthew Holliday, and Lawrence made it 5-1 in the seventh when Spencer singled to score Ethan Jones.
The Vikings would need those insurance runs when Illinois College (12-9, 3-3) scored twice in the ninth with the help of five walks. Duex came in and struck out the final hitter to end it.