Lawrence edged by Montclair State

Lawrence baseball action Nolan Spencer
Nolan Spencer scored the lone run for the Vikings in a 4-1 loss to Montclair State.

AUBURNDALE, Fla. -- Three unearned runs proved to be the difference Friday in the Lawrence University baseball team's 4-1 loss to Montclair State University.

Montclair State got an unearned run in the fourth and added two more unearned runs in the seventh to pull away.

Rookie Spenser Ross led the Lawrence offense by going 2-for-4, and Nolan Spencer scored the lone run for the Vikings. 

Tyler Diefenbach allowed four hits over seven innings, striking out eight and walking five, to get the win for Montclair State (4-4). Chris Shaw allowed three hits and no earned runs in 4.1 innings for the Vikings (1-2). Shaw struck out seven and walked five.

After Montclair took the lead with a run in the fourth, Lawrence tied it at 1-1 in the fifth when Spencer walked and came around to score on Mike Brady's sacrifice fly.

The Red Hawks took the lead with a run-scoring triple in the sixth, and then added a pair of unearned runs in the seventh to stretch the lead against reliever Clayton Agler, who took the loss.