Grinnell sweeps doubleheader from Vikings

Lawrence's Amanda Karnatz picked up five hits in the Vikings' doubleheader with Grinnell.
Lawrence's Amanda Karnatz picked up five hits in the Vikings' doubleheader with Grinnell.

GRINNELL, Iowa -- The Grinnell College softball team picked up a walk-off win in the nightcap Sunday after taking the opener of a Midwest Conference doubleheader from Lawrence University.

Grinnell won the first game 12-4 in six innings and took the nightcap 6-5.

In the second game, Kori Looker, Ceara Larson and Lexi Angemi all went 2-for-4, and Maria Reiter drove in a pair of runs for Lawrence (8-18, 2-8 MWC).

Lawrence scored all five of its runs in the second inning with Reiter smacking a two-run single and Angemi picking up a run-scoring single. 

Grinnell (21-6, 10-2) trailed 5-3 but added single runs in the third and fifth to tie the game at 5-5. The Pioneers then rallied again in the seventh as Darice Wheeler led off the inning with a triple. She scored on Mya Davis' sacrifice fly for the walk-off win.

Wheeler threw 1.1 innings of relief to get the win, and Emilia Jackson went the distance and took the loss.

In the opener, Lawrence led 1-0 after Amanda Karnatz's run-scoring double in the third. Grinnell scored four times in the bottom of the third and added six more runs in the fourth to take a 10-3 lead.

Karnatz went 4-for-4 for the Vikings.

Maggie Remus allowed nine hits over six innings to get the win, and Madeline MacLean took the loss.