Dorow Extends Hitting Streak to a Dozen as @AdrianBaseball Splits Twinbill at Olivet

Newcomer Hunter Hayes had three hits today at Olivet. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
Newcomer Hunter Hayes had three hits today at Olivet. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

OLIVET, Mich.--The Adrian College baseball team split a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association doubleheader at Olivet College on Monday, taking the opener 15-3 before the host Comets won the nightcap, 4-2, in a game shortened by darkness. 

THE BASICS
= Final Scorelines: Game 1--Adrian 15-17-3, Olivet 3-6-4; Game 2--Olivet 4-11-0, Adrian 2-10-1 

= Location: Cutler Athletic Complex, Olivet, Mich.; Weather: Cloudy, 50s, Wind 5 mph

= Records: Adrian Bulldogs 8-5 overall/3-1 MIAA; Olivet Comets 4-12 overall/1-3 MIAA

TOP 'DAWGS
= Senior Ian Mikowski was 5-for-6 with two walks on the day.

= Classmate Ryan Dorow went 4-for-8, including two doubles, and four runs scored in the doubleheader.

= Junior Frank Resto had four hits in five at-bats and had three runs batted in the two games.

= Senior Miccoy Drzewiecki had four hits and four runs batted in on the afternoon.

= Freshmen Gunner Rainey (3 hits) and Tristin Richardson (2) combined for 5-for-8, five runs and three RBI in the first game.

= Classmate Pierce Banks pitched a complete-game in Game 1 to improve to 2-0 on the season. He scattered six hits, walked one and gave up three runs while striking out a career-best seven batters.

THE OPPOSITION
Austin Cleaver was 5-for-8 in the two games.

Matt Rehfeldt was 3-for-3 with a RBI and Connor Murney added two hits in Game 2.

Andrew Dayfield chipped in two hits and two RBI in Game 1.

Zac Walter (W, 2-0) and Brady Johnson (Sv, 2) combined to hold an Adrian offense averaging 7.69 runs to just two in the second contest. Walter got the win after going 5-2/3 innings, allowing two runs and seven hits. Johnson pitched 1-1/3 innings of scoreless relief and gave up three hits.

HOW IT HAPPENED, Game 1
= After a scoreless first frame, Adrian used two errors to plate three unearned runs on three hits to take a 3-0 advantage in the top of the second.

= Olivet scored twice in its home half of the inning to make it 3-2. Dayfield had a RBI-single to left field and Kevin Hatcher grounded into a double-play to bring in another run.

= The Bulldogs, however, scored three more runs to go up 6-2 in the third. Drzewiecki had the big hit with a two-run single to left.

= Adrian scored four runs in the next inning to take a commanding 10-2 bulge. 

= The Comets were outhit 17 to 6 and gave up seven unearned runs.

HOW IT HAPPENED, Game 2
= Olivet built a 4-0 lead after four innings before Adrian cut the lead in half with two runs in the sixth. Gary Tompkins III lined out to left for a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first; Aiden Holliday and Rehfeldt had RBI-singles in the third; and Aaron Gillespie reached on a fielder's choice in the fourth to bring home the Comets' fourth run.

= Adrian got back in it two innings later after sophomore Dugan Darnell's single to center put the Bulldogs on the scoreboard and Resto also singled home another run.

= The Bulldogs had 10 runners left on base, including two in the fifth when the first two batters reached but AC failed to score.

= In the top of the seventh, Adrian loaded the bases with one out as Mikowski singled up the middle, Dorow singled to right and junior Hunter Hayes had an infield hit to shortstop. But Johnson was able to escape the jam by getting a strikeout and inducing a groundout.

= In the middle of the seventh, umpires declared a finish to the game due to darkness. 

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= The Bulldogs are "receiving votes" (25 points) in the Week 4 D3baseball.com Top 25 poll. The team has won three of four games versus nationally-ranked competition so far this spring.

= Olivet snapped a 46-game losing streak to Adrian with the two-run win in the second contest, earning its first victory since April 5, 2006 (5-2 in Game 1 of DH at Olivet).

= Adrian leads the all-time series over the Comets, 105-58, and the 105 victories are the most against any opponent.

= Today's games were originally set for Sunday, but got postponed to today due to rain.

= Drzewiecki leads Adrian with three home runs, which is second in the conference.

= Dorow owns a 12-game hitting streak in which he is batting .543 (25-46) during that span to improve his season average to .491.

= Mikowski tops the MIAA in hitting (.500; 24-48).

UP NEXT
= Adrian steps out of MIAA play on Tuesday at nationally-regarded Heidelberg University at 4 p.m. in Tiffin, Ohio. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday. Video l Live stats

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