ANGOLA, Ind.--Junior Tommy Parsons and senior Ryan Dorow continue to climb the Adrian College career ladders as the visiting Bulldogs swept Trine University, 8-2 and 10-4, in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association baseball doubleheader on Friday.
= Final Scorelines: Game 1--Adrian 8-15-0, Trine 2-10-5; Game 2--Adrian 10-15-0, Trine 4-11-4
= Location: Jannen Field, Angola, Ind.; Weather: Cloudy, 58 degrees, Wind 8 mph
= Records: Adrian Bulldogs 26-8 overall/19-3 MIAA; Trine Thunder 16-15 overall/10-12 MIAA
= National Rankings: Adrian ("RV" American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, 13 points; "RV" National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association/D3baseball.com, 15 points.)
= In Game 1, Parsons scattered 10 hits (8 singles) and struck out 12 Thunder batters to improve to 8-1 on the mound this season. The right-hander walked only one and allowed two runs en route to his eighth-consecutive complete game.
= Dorow finished the day with three hits, three runs batted in and four runs scored.
= Senior Brian Killinger went 4-for-8 on the day, with four runs and two RBI.
= Sophomore Dugan Darnell was 4-for-9 with three RBI on the afternoon.
= Senior Ian Mikowski was 4-for-8, including a pair of doubles, with two walks and two runs scored in the two games.
= Freshman Pierce Banks was the Game 2 winner, improving to 7-0 on the season after going eight strong innings. He worked around four runs, nine hits and three walks, but had seven strikeouts.
= Jacob Heller had two hits in both contests.
= Zach Seder recorded a pair of doubles among three hits and Drew Palmer added three hits during the doubleheader.
HOW IT HAPPENED, Game 1
= Every batter in the Adrian lineup registered at least one hit, including five who had two or more.
= Drzewiecki homered to lead off the top of the fourth to spark a three-run inning, extending the Bulldogs' advantage to 4-0. Dorow added a sacrifice fly and Darnell had a RBI-single to center field.
= Trine scratched across a run in each of the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings, but Parsons stranded four runners combined to escape further damage. Chase Hall had a RBI single down the right field line and Robert Ross had a RBI-single to center field, respectively.
= Six of Parsons' 12 punch-outs came with runners on base.
= Five errors by Trine led to four of the eight runs for Adrian to be unearned.
= The Thunder left seven runners on base, including four in scoring position.
HOW IT HAPPENED, Game 2
= Adrian scored in each of the first four frames to grab a commanding 6-1 cushion. In the third, the Bulldogs capitalized on two Trine errors on the same play to plate a trio of runs.
= Hayes gave Adrian a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first when he doubled home Dorow.
= In the home half, Heller reached on a fielder's choice to drive home Colton Conn to knot the score at 1.
= Resto put the Bulldogs back in front to stay with a RBI-single to right field in the second.
= Killinger hit a two-run home run in the eighth to close the scoring for the Bulldogs.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= The Bulldogs have won six games in a row, outscoring opponents 60-11 during that span.
= Adrian leads Trine in the all-time series, 52-14, including wins in the last eight meetings.
= Mikowski tops the MIAA in batting average (.484), runs (49), hits (62), walks (32) and on-base percentage (.584).
= Dorow takes over the MIAA lead with 43 RBI.
= He also had a double in the opener to put him in a tie for the all-time lead in school history--55 with Alex Cowart, 2007-10
= Parsons now has 25 victories (against only four losses) in his career, tying him for third place on the Adrian list (Ryan Domschot, 25-9, from 2008-11). With 12 strikeouts today, that gives Parsons 150 for a seventh-place tie all-time (Bobby Rickstad, 2005-08).
= Drzewiecki moved into the top spot for MIAA home runs this season with eight.
= Banks remains first in MIAA earned-run average (1.97) and second in wins (7).
= These same two teams meet again on Saturday in Adrian, weather-permitting, to conclude their four-game series. First-pitch at Nicolay Field is scheduled for 1 p.m. to begin the doubleheader.
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