Marian University baseball (4-14, 0-0 NACC) battled the rain and split with Dominican beating the Stars 6-5 before falling 7-1 in game two.
Dominican wasted no time jumping on the Sabres in the top of the first for a 1-0 lead. An RBI single from sophomore Riley Palmquist in the second tied the game before senior Jonah Landowski hit his second home run of the season to lead off the third.
The rain then fell at Herr-Baker Field and prompted an hour and 34-minute rain delay in the bottom of the fourth. After the rain stopped falling, Dominican was able to tie the game in the top of the fifth and took the lead at 5-2 with three in the sixth.
Landowski drove in another run in the sixth followed by a single from fellow senior Sean Meyer that brought the Marian deficit to 5-4. In their last chance at the plate Marian would put together some two-out magic to complete the comeback. Senior Michael Snow was able to tie the game with a two-out single. Then following an intentional walk, Meyer hit the first pitch he saw through the right side to bring in Snow and give Marian the win.
Landowski paced the offense going 3-for-4 with a double and home run and also drove in a pair of runs. Meyer also had a three-hit game to go with the walk-off driving in a pair of runs. Freshman Andrew Schroeder allowed just one earned run in 3.1 innings, while fellow freshman Logan Lange (1-3) earned the first win of his career after only allowing one hit in the seventh.
The Sabres were able to score first in game two when Palmquist hit his second home run of the season, a solo shot to left field. From there it was all Stars, however, as Dominican scored two runs in the fifth, four runs in the sixth, and one run in the seventh to salvage a split with a 7-1 win.
Marian opens NACC play taking on Concordia Wisconsin Saturday, April 10 for a noon twin bill.