APPLETON, Wis. -- The Marian University baseball team scored seven times in the first inning Thursday and rolled on to a 17-2 nonconference win over Lawrence University at Whiting Field.
The Sabres (16-20) scored in every inning but the third and the seventh and collected 20 hits.
Josh Gates went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer and two doubles and scored three times for Marian. Travis Slywka went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and four runs batted in for the Sabres.
Jared Lenze tossed five innings, allowed three hits and no earned runs to get the win. He struck out two and walked three. Cullen Ellis made the start for Lawrence (11-19), allowed five earned runs on six hits and took the loss.