AUBURNDALE, Fla. – Marian University baseball (2-3, 0-0 NACC) fell to Rhode Island 11-7 despite a six-run seventh inning.
The Anchormen were able to get out to a fast start scoring seven runs in the first three innings of the game. A passed ball in the fourth allowed senior Josh Gates to score and get the Sabres on the board. Rhode Island had an answer in the next half inning, however, scoring four runs to take an 11-1 advantage.
A big seventh inning was able to get the Sabres back into the game. Graduate student Sean Meyer opened the scoring with a run-producing double before a wild pitch saw senior Jonah Landowski score. A passed ball kept the runners on the move as Meyer scored, and then another wild pitch saw freshman Dylan Pease come across. A single from sophomore Logan Rademan scored two and closed out the inning as Marian trimmed their deficit down to 11-7.
The final two innings were quiet for both sides as the final would settle at that 11-7 tally.
Meyer led the offense going 2-for-5 with a run driven in and a run scored, while Rademan also had a 2-for-4 day with two runs driven in. Freshman Riley Richard (0-1) took the loss in his first career start, while senior Josh Gats tossed 3.0 innings of hitless relief striking out two.
Marian returns to action Friday, March 11 taking on Northwestern (Minn.) for a doubleheader.