2 Ryan Dorow
2 Ryan Dorow
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Year: Sr.
Hometown: South Haven, Mich.
High School: South Haven
Position: SS
Bats/Throws: R/R

Entering the Season: Postseason awards candidate...chosen "preseason All-American" by NCAA Division III head coaches on the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's 2017 Watch List...four-year starter...in the off-season before his senior campaign, he played for the Battle Creek Bombers of the Northwoods League, a summer collegiate wooden-bat circuit that has produced 100-plus Major League Baseball players...he was one of the team's leading hitters until his season was cut-short due to an injury, finishing with a .293 average, 34 runs scored, 13 doubles, 26 runs batted in and 37 walks in 56 games played...lists fifth on the all-time career hits list at Adrian College with 190...needs three home runs (has 23) to be the Bulldogs' career leader...133 RBI are third-most in school history and 24 shy of holding the top spot...known by his NL manager and MIAA coaches to have tremendous defensive skills with good range, quick hands and a strong arm...solid contact hitter who knows how to hit.

2016 (Junior Year)

  • Earned third All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association First Team selection
  • Tabbed All-America by both American Baseball Coaches' Association (Third Team) and D3baseball.com (Honorable Mention)
  • Won second MIAA Player of the Year award in three seasons
  • Established several career highs while ranking in the MIAA top-5, including 66 hits (2nd), eight home runs (2nd), 102 total bases (2nd), school-record 56 runs batted in (2nd), 46 runs scored (4th), four sacrifice flies (4th) and a .611 slugging percentage (4th)
  • He also batted .395 for sixth, walked 25 times for eighth, hit two triples for eighth and had a .480 on-base percentage for seventh. 
  • Had NCAA statistical rankings of 13th in total RBI and 16th in RBI per game.

2015 (Sophomore Year)

  • Repeated on the All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association First Team
  • First-team all-region pick both by the American Baseball Coaches' Association and D3baseball.com
  • Batted .383 with 59 hits in 154 at-bats and scored 38 runs, collecting 13 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs, which was ranked 17th in NCAA Division III
  • Had a .464 on-base percentage and .688 slugging while recording 38 runs batted in
  • Led the MIAA in games played (45), plate appearances (183), runs and assists (127)
  • Ranked second in the conference in home runs, hits, total bases (106) and at-bats
  • Third in RBI and .688 slugging percentage
  • Opened season with a nine-game hitting streak (14-for-34, .412), including three home runs and seven RBI during that stretch
  • 20 multiple-hit games, including seven-straight from April 12-21
  • Rapped seven extra-base hits--four homers--with seven RBI during that span
  • Posted five 3-RBI contests
  • Batted .404 and slugged .697 with four home runs and 22 RBI in MIAA games only
  • Had a .521 on-base percentage and batted .443 in 18 home games

2014 (Freshman Year)

  • American Baseball Coaches Association Third Team All-American and National Rookie of the Year by D3Baseball.com; also named third-team All-America by that organization
  • Became only freshman in school history named an All-American
  • First-team All-Mideast Region by D3Baseball.com and ABCA
  • D3Baseball.com's Mideast Region Freshman of the Year
  • First freshman ever to be named MIAA Position Player of the Year (also All-MIAA First Team)
  • Finished the season with a .392 batting average (67-for-171) including 21 doubles, a triple and five home runs
  • Drove in 40 runs and posted a .459 on-base percentage
  • Sported a .459 on-base- and .614 slugging percentage
  • Set a season record at Adrian College in doubles and ranked third in assists (129), tied for third in hits, tied for fifth in total bases (105) and tied for 10th in RBI
  • Led the team in batting average, doubles, total bases, hits and assists (129)
  • Batted .500 (10-for-20) in the NCAA Midwest Regional to place on the all-tournament team
  • Hit .422 (27-for-64) against lefties, .364 (4-for-11) with the bases loaded and .333 (16-for-48) with two outs; had 15 two-out RBI
  • MIAA ranks: fourth in batting average, first in hits, fourth in runs scored, third in RBI, first in doubles and first in total bases
  • Ranked 13th in NCAA Division III in doubles and 38th in total bases
  • Had six three-hit games during the season
  • Went 3-for-4 with four RBI versus Heidelberg in the NCAA regional on May 14
  • Belted two homers including a grand slam at Kalamazoo on Apr. 27 in game two of doubleheader
  • Twice named MIAA Player of the Week

High School Information

  • Graduated from South Haven in 2013
  • Lettered in basketball for three years, baseball for four and soccer for two
  • All-state in baseball as a senior, and all-region and -conference since his sophomore season
  • Played on eight district championship teams in basketball, baseball and soccer
  • Helped SHHS to three baseball regional appearances
  • Member of the school's Honor Roll
  • Volunteers 20 hours a week for his local church. 

Why did I Choose Adrian College?: "The small school feel and great baseball program."

What are My Career Goals?: "To become an athletic director."

What are My Athletic Goals?: "To win NCAA Regional and World Series championships."

Who has been the Biggest Influence on Me as an Athlete and Why?: "(Former Adrian players) Mitch Stefanski and Ben Yax...they showed me the ropes on what it means to be a Bulldog."

Personal Information

  • Majoring in sports management with a minor in business administration
  • Full name is Ryan Patrick Dorow
  • Born in South Haven, Mich., on Aug. 21, 1995
  • Son of Jon and Jennifer Dorow; father played baseball at Adrian College and mother graduated from Davenport University
  • Favorites: sports teams--MLB's Boston Red Sox and Wisconsin Badgers out of the Big Ten; athletes--Dustin Pedroia, Nomar Garciaparra; TV shows--Last Man Standing, Breaking Bad; movies--Wild Hogs, Remember the Titans; rock group--Dave Matthews Band; author--Josh Hamilton; book--Scared; food--Buffalo wings
  • Likes fishing and hunting