TUCSON, Ariz. - Marian University baseball (0-1, 0-0 NACC) opened their season falling to Wabash at the Tucson Invitational by a 12-2 final.
The Sabres were able to strike first in the game after the Little Giants retired the first two batters quickly. Junior Travis Slywka and sophomore Landon Gosch opened the rally with a pair of walks before senior Hunter Berry was able to reach on an error that brought in Slywka.
The lead wouldn't last long, however, as the next half inning Wabash brought in a pair to take a 2-1 lead. The Little Giants then padded their lead with four runs in the fourth, all unearned, and two runs in the fifth inning.
Slywka was able to start another rally in the bottom of the seventh after drawing a walk. Junior Cole Clark then battled back after falling behind 0-2 to single, which Slywka was able to come around to score on after a throwing error.
Senior Jordan Walker, sophomore Aaron Schauer and Clark all had hits in the loss. Junior Jordan Bock (0-1) took the loss after going 4.0 innings allowing three earned runs with four strikeouts. Freshmen Logan Bosquez and Josh Gates made theirfirst appearances in a Sabre uniform with Bosquez goign 2.1 innings only allowing three hits with just as many strikeouts and Gates throwing a perfect inning in the ninth. Sophomore Josh Ditter also had a strong performance out of the bullpen goign 1.2 innings allowing no runs and only two hits.
Marian takes on Simpson at 3:30 p.m. (CST) later today, Friday, March 9, in a doubleheader from the Tucson Invitational.