MIT recovers to top Lawrence

Posted on: March 25th, 2014 by Joseph Vanden Acker

CLERMONT, Fla. — The Lawrence University softball team rallied from a six-run deficit to tie it, but the Massachusetts Institute of Technology came back to pull out a 12-10 nonconference victory on Tuesday.

Lead-off hitter Savanna Marsicek went 4-for-5 with a double and a triple and scored four runs to pace the Vikings (4-4). Amanda Jaskolski and Alissa Geipel both had three hits, including a pair of doubles from Jaskolski, and both drove in two runs for Lawrence. Taylor Dodson went 2-for-4 and had three runs batted in for the Vikings.

Lawrence was down 8-2 after the first inning, but the Vikings chipped away at the lead. The Vikings scored three times in the second on run-scoring singles from Marsicek and Geipel and Dodson’s sacrifice fly.

MIT pushed the back to 9-5, but the Vikings scored a run on Geipel’s RBI single in the third to cut the lead back to 9-6.

Lawrence then scored three times in the fifth to tie it at 9-9. Marsicek tripled to start the rally, and Anna Wawiorka singled to cut the lead to 9-7. Wawiorka scored on an error on Jaskolski’s ground ball, and Jaskolski came home to tie it when Dodson singled.

MIT started the bottom of the sixth with three consecutive hits and scored three times in the inning to grab a 12-9 edge. Lawrence got a run back in the top of the seventh on Jaskolski’s RBI double, but the Engineers avoided any further damage to secure the win.

Alexandra Marshall worked the final two innings to pick up the win for MIT.

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