Lawrence's late rally comes up short at Marian

Lawrence baseball action Spenser Ross
Spenser Ross had a pair of hits for the Vikings in the loss at Marian.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- The Lawrence University baseball team rallied late Tuesday but dropped an 8-5 nonconference decision to Marian University at Herr-Baker Field.

Lawrence scored three times in the eighth and two more times in the ninth before the Sabres closed out the win. The Vikings scored five times on just three hits, and rookie Spenser Ross led the way by going 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Lawrence trailed 8-0 before loading the bases in the top of the eighth. Patrick McDonnell drew a bases-loaded walk to score Nolan Spencer and a wild pitch then scored Ross to trim the lead to 8-2. Rudy Mueller-Schrader's ground ball scored Jacob Rosenberg to cut the lead to 8-3.

A pair of walks started the rally in the ninth, and an error on Spencer's ground ball scored Colin Wieska to cut the lead to 8-4. A wild pitch then scored Reno Zemrak and the lead was down to 8-5. The Sabres then got a popup and a flyout to avoid any further damage.

Jonah Landowski worked five scoreless innings to get the win, and Brad Olson made the start and took the loss.