CLERMONT, Fla. — The Lawrence University softball team downed Anna Maria College 8-2 Friday in the Vikings’ season opener.
The Vikings, who won their season opener for¬†the third¬†consecutive year,¬†collected eight hits and had to rally from an early deficit.
Shannon Murray led Lawrence’s attack by going 3-for-4 with a double and a run batted in. Murray also pitched the first five innings to pick up the victory. She allowed only three hits, struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter.
Anna Maria scored a pair of unearned runs in the first, but Lawrence took the lead for good with three runs in the third. Alissa Geipel belted a run-scoring triple in the third, and Murray added a RBI double.
Lawrence made it 5-2 with a pair of runs in the fourth, highlighted by Mary Diduch’s run-scoring double.¬†The¬†Vikings then sealed the win with three more runs in the sixth.
Freshman Liz Barthels made her Lawrence pitching debut with a pair of scoreless innings.Tags: recap