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.recap