MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois’ two-out rally in the third inning turned the momentum, costing UNO a chance to widen its lead in the Summit League.

The Leathernecks took the lead for good with four runs in the third to down UNO 8-5 Sunday.

The Mavericks head into the regular season’s final week with a 1½-game lead over South Dakota State in the Summit standings. UNO is 19-8 with three games left while SDSU, which had its game canceled Sunday, is 17-9.

The Mavs play at Creighton on Tuesday before starting a home series Thursday against defending conference champion Oral Roberts, which is 15-11 in league play.

On Sunday, UNO scored three runs in the top of the third to take a 4-1 lead. Starter Spencer Koelewyn struck out the first two batters in the bottom of the inning.

But Koelewyn then walked the next three and, after a wild pitch brought home a run, Alex Dorethy tied it with a two-run single. Then Grant Hannant’s RBI double put the Leathernecks ahead for good.

Koelewyn (4-2) took the loss, allowing five earned runs in 2⅔ innings. He gave up just one hit but walked five.

Parker Smejkal led the UNO offense with two hits, a run and an RBI.

The game was called after eight innings because of inclement weather.

UNO is 3-8 in its last 11 games. It has lost the past three league series after starting Summit play 17-2.

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