@AdrianBaseball Routs Visiting Albion in Twinbill to Begin Four-Game Weekend Set

Pierce Banks tossed his first shutout in a 13-0 win versus Albion Saturday. (Action photo by Mike Dickie).
Pierce Banks tossed his first shutout in a 13-0 win versus Albion Saturday. (Action photo by Mike Dickie).

ADRIAN, Mich.--Senior Miccoy Drzewiecki homered in both games, junior Tommy Parsons and freshman Pierce Banks both pitched complete games, and the Adrian College bats came alive as the Bulldogs swept a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association doubleheader from visiting Albion College in convincing fashion, 14-4 and 13-0, on Saturday.

THE BASICS
= Final Scorelines: Game 1--Adrian 14-14-1, Albion 4-8-3; Game 2--Adrian 13-17-0, Albion 0-4-0

= Location: Nicolay Field, Adrian, Mich.; Weather: Partly Sunny, 57 degrees, Wind NE 11 mph

= Records: Adrian Bulldogs 22-8 overall/15-3 MIAA; Albion Britons 13-15 overall/6-12 MIAA 

= National Rankings: Adrian ("RV" American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, 7 points; "RV" National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association/D3baseball.com, 8 points.)

TOP 'DAWGS
= Drzewiecki hit home runs No. 6 and 7 on the afternoon, finishing 4-for-8 with six runs batted in and three runs scored from the nine-spot in the lineup. He added a double.

= Sophomore Dugan Darnell was 5-for-6, including, with four runs scored and two RBI during the afternoon.

= Senior Brian Killinger added 4-for-6, three walks, two runs and an RBI on the day.

= Seniors Ian Mikowski (3 walks), Ryan Dorow (3 RBI), juniors Frank Resto, Hunter Hayes, and freshman Gunner Rainey added three hits apiece during the twinbill.

= Parsons got the win in Game 1, finishing with eight strikeouts.

= Banks recorded his first collegiate shutout in Game 2, firing a four-hitter. He finished with seven strikeouts and two walks.

THE OPPOSITION
Shane Lindemann was 4-for-8, including three doubles, and three RBI to lead the Albion offense.

James Spilko chipped in three hits.

HOW IT HAPPENED, Game 1
= Adrian got all the offense it needed in the bottom of the very first inning when the Bulldogs sent 11 men to the plate to generate six runs on five hits and two walks. Rainey's RBI double was a highlight and Mikowski's RBI-bunt single to third base capped the big frame in which Adrian took advantage of a costly error that led to four unearned runs.

= Drzewiecki led off the fifth with a home run to left field, making the score 10-1.

= Trailing 14-1 in the top of the ninth, Albion plated three runs. Lindemann served up a two-run double down the left field line.

HOW IT HAPPENED, Game 2
= Like the opener, the Bulldogs batted around in an inning. In the third, Adrian tacked on to a 2-0 lead with seven runs on nine hits to make it 9-0. Drzewiecki had the big hit with a two-run double to left field.

= Drzewiecki then blasted a three-run shot over the left field wall as part of a four-run sixth to close the scoring for both teams.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Drzewiecki took over the home run lead in the MIAA with seven, extending his career high.

= Banks claimed the top spot for MIAA earned-run average, leading with a 1.58.

= Parsons increased his conference-leading strikeout total to 60--also a career high.

= As a team, Adrian is batting .433 (42-97) in its last three outings. On the season, the Bulldogs are hitting at a .347 clip.

= Mikowski tops the MIAA with a .473 batting average, followed by Dorow (.438) in third and Killinger (.407) in fifth.

= Dorow (T-1st, 37), Drzewiecki-Hayes (T-3rd, 31) all list among the top-five in MIAA RBI.

= The Britons still lead the all-time series, 103-65.

= In both contests today, Bulldogs starters had at least one hit.

UP NEXT
= These same two teams will meet again on Sunday, as the four-game series concludes in Albion. The doubleheader is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Game 1: Video , Live stats l Game 2: Video , Live stats

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