SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Marian University baseball (5-9, 1-3 NACC) defeated Dominican 7-2 before falling to the Stars 6-1.
Marian served as the home team for both games as the twin bill was originally scheduled to be played at Herr-Baker Field.
Dominican struck first in the top of the fourth inning but Marian immediately responded in the next half inning. Senior Jeremy Laffoon drove in a run to tie the game before junior Dylan Pease hit a double to put Marian ahead 3-1.
Marian tacked on in the fifth when sophomore Riley Palmquist hit a sacrifice fly and sophomore Robbie Knorr hit a triple to plate a pair of runs. A double from graduate student Sean Meyer in the sixth then put Marian ahead 7-1. Dominican would plate one in the seventh but that would be the final run of the game for either squad.
Five different student-athletes had multi-hit games led by Laffoon who went 3-for-4 with a run driven in and two scored. Senior Jonah Landowski (3-0) went 7.0 innings striking out 10 to earn the win with senior Mac Doherty tossing the final 2.0 innings without allowing a hit.
Game two saw the Stars strike first plating three runs in the first two innings. A single from Meyer cut the Sabre deficit down to 3-1 after three but this would be all the Marian offense could muster in a 6-1 loss.
Marian was held to just three hits with two of those knocks coming from Meyer. Sophomore Connor Medvecz provided a strong relief appearance going the final 2.2 innings only allowing one hit with two strikeouts.
Marian hits the road for Ripon Thursday, April 7 to take on the Red Hawks in a 2 p.m. non-conference game.