EAST PEORIA, Ill. — The Lawrence University softball team pounded out 24 hits on Friday en route to a 24-12 league victory over Knox College at the Midwest Conference Classic.

Alex Chiodo became the third Lawrence player this week to tie the school record for hits in a game when she went 5-for-6. Chiodo also scored four runs and drove in five for the Vikings (11-5, 2-0 MWC). Both Savanna Marsicek and Samantha Belletini tied the record of five hits against Mount Mary University on Tuesday.

Anna Wawiorka and Amanda Jaskolski both went 3-for-5 against Knox (2-20, 0-4). Marsicek, Belletini, Mary Diduch, Cory Paquette and Marisa Thackston all had two hits for Lawrence, and Marsicek drove in four runs.

Knox jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the first inning and led 9-2 after two. Lawrence then scored seven times in the third, with Chiodo and Taylor Dodson picking up two-run singles, to tie the game at 9-9.

The Vikings then scored three times in the fourth and put the game away with five runs in the sixth and seven more in the seventh. Marsicek blasted a three-run homer in the seventh.

Liz Barthels pitched six innings of relief to get the win for Lawrence. Karli Shields went five innings and took the loss.

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