Parsons, Dorow Climb School Career Charts in @AdrianBaseball Sweep at Trine, 8-2 and 10-4

Tristin Richardson had three hits today in Adrian's sweep at Trine, and is tied for the Bulldogs freshman lead with 17 runs batted in this spring. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
Tristin Richardson had three hits today in Adrian's sweep at Trine, and is tied for the Bulldogs freshman lead with 17 runs batted in this spring. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

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.

THE BASICS
= 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.)

TOP 'DAWGS
= 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.

= Senior Miccoy Drzewiecki, juniors Frank Resto (2 RBI), Hunter Hayes (2 doubles) and freshmen Gunner Rainey, Tristin Richardson added three hits apiece during the twinbill.

= 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.

THE OPPOSITION
= 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.

= Rainey (single), Resto (single) and Dorow (sacrifice fly) each notched an RBI over the last two innings as Adrian put the game away with four more runs.

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).

UP NEXT
= 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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