JANESVILLE, Wis. — The Lawrence University softball team jumped on Grinnell College early and rolled to a 9-2 victory over Grinnell College on Sunday in the final game of the Midwest Conference Classic.

Lawrence (8-11, 3-4 MWC) finished with a 3-2 record against South Division opponents at the Classic.

Alissa Geipel went 3-for-5 with four runs scored and three runs batted in to pace the Lawrence offense. Shannon Murray, Alex Chiodo and Brielle Bartes all had two hits apiece for the Vikings.

Emily Perish went the distance, striking out two and walking one, to earn the victory.

Brianna Gallo went 4-for-4 to lead Grinnell (0-21, 0-5).

The Vikings led 1-0 after Murray’s RBI double in the first and then added four runs in the second. Geipel had a two-run single in the inning, and Cathy Kaye and Carli Gurholt added run-scoring singles.

The Vikings added single runs in the third and fourth and picked up two runs in the fifth. Geipel had a RBI double in the fifth, and Cory Paquette picked up a run-scoring single in that inning to complete the scoring.

Amanda Stromquist allowed 15 hits over seven innings and took the loss for Grinnell.

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