Vikings rally past Illinois College

Posted on: April 9th, 2011 by Joseph Vanden Acker

JANESVILLE, Wis. — The Lawrence University softball team rallied for a 6-4 victory over Illinois College on Saturday at the Midwest Conference Classic at Dawson Park.

Lawrence (7-9, 2-2 MWC) scored in each of the final five innings to overcome an early two-run deficit.

Illinois College grabbed the lead with three runs in the bottom of the third. Lawrence trimmed the margin to 3-2 with a run in the top of the fourth.

Lawrence then took a 4-3 lead with a pair of runs in the fifth. The Vikings added insurance runs in the sixth and seventh to seal the victory.

Shannon Murray went the distance to pick up the win. She allowed eight hits, struck out four and walked four.

Freshman Brielle Bartes went 3-for-4 and drove in a run to pace the Lawrence offense, which collected nine hits. Carli Gurholt was 2-for-4 and Emily Perish went 2-for-3 for the Vikings.

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