VERONA, Wis. – Marian University baseball (11-17, 7-3 NACC) was defeated 10-0 in seven innings but bounced back for an 11-8 win in 10 innings.
The Sabre defense had a tough time in the opening game committing three errors that led to six unearned runs for Edgewood. Marian would only manage three hits in the defeat as the Sabres were shut out for just the third time this season.
Edgewood had a strong start to game two as well plating a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth. Junior Ricky Lee gave Marian their first runs of the day in the next half inning with a three-run home run, his second long ball of the year. Senior Jonah Landowski drove in a run later to give Marian a 4-2 lead. This lead didn’t last long, however, as Edgewood quickly tied the game at 4-4 in the next half inning.
The Sabres were able to retake the lead with a run in the sixth and seventh, but once again Edgewood had a response after the seventh inning stretch to tie the game at 6-6. A bases-loaded walk from freshman Caleb Dohms gave the Sabres a 7-6 advantage in the ninth, but Edgewood was able to force extras with a run in the bottom half.
The Sabres then broke the game open in the 10th scoring four runs. Senior Sean Meyer opened the frame with an RBI single, which was followed by a bases-loaded walk to freshman Tyler Blum. Lee put a stamp on the inning driving in a pair with a single. The Eagles would manage one run in the 10th, but the Sabres held on for the 11-8 win.
Five different Sabres had multi-hit games led by Lee who went 2-for-6 with five runs driven in and one run scored. Junior Taylor Middaugh had a strong start going 6.0 innings allowing three earned runs with four punch outs. Freshman Robbie Knorr (1-0) earned the win tossing the final 1.2 innings allowing just one hit.
Marian closes out the series with Edgewood at home tomorrow, Sunday, April 25, for a noon first pitch