INDIANAPOLIS--The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently released its final statistics for the 2017 season as Adrian College Baseball finds itself the Division III statistical champion in three categories. The Bulldogs were also highly ranked in the top-50 in 48 categories overall.
As a senior, All-America outfielder Ian Mikowski led the nation with a .580 on-base percentage, breaking the school record of .564 set by Greg Pscodna in 1986.
All-America pitcher Tommy Parsons topped Division III with 12 victories and a 14.43 strikeout-to-walk ratio during his junior year. The previous school record for wins in season was held by Jason Fryman, who went 11-1 in 2012.
Senior Brian Killinger had a school-record 16 sacrifice bunts for fourth (also was seventh with 0.34 per game), sophomore pitcher Jason Schroeder recorded 6.04 hits allowed per 9 innings to rank 15th overall for the fewest in the MIAA, junior Hunter Hayes came in 28th with 18 doubles, senior Miccoy Drzewiecki hit a career-high nine home runs for 41st, and freshman pitcher Pierce Banks had eight wins for 41st in the nation. Also notable is that Killinger tied a NCAA single-game record with three sacrifice bunts on May 10 against Calvin College.
Mikowski, who had the No. 1 batting average at one point during the season and led Division III in hits going into the postseason, finished fourth in the nation with 83 hits. He also was the national runner-up with 45 walks, 42 stolen bases and 68 runs scored and fifth in batting (.472)--all Adrian single-season records, except batting average which is second.
Parsons also ranked highly in complete games (2nd with nine), fewest walks allowed per 9 innings (9th with 0.68), strikeouts (10th with 101 strikeouts, tying a school record) and earned-run average (69th with 2.23).
Senior five-time All-American Ryan Dorow ended his college career as the Division III active career leader with 267 hits, 57 doubles and 425 total bases. In 2017, he ranked nationally in triples (5th, 8), hits (13th, 75), runs batted in (14th, 54), total bases (24th, 112--a school record), sacrifice flies (28th, 6), runs (39th, 50) and batting average (84th, .401).
As a team, Adrian's offense was one of the most productive in Division III this spring. The Bulldogs were seventh in triples (23), eighth in batting average (.343), hits (543), on-base percentage (.425), sacrifice flies (31), 10th in runs scored (370), 16th in base on balls (204), 23rd in sacrifice bunts (43), 25th in scoring offense (7.9 runs per game), 26th in slugging percentage (.461) and 34th in stolen bases (83).
The Bulldogs' defense rated sixth with 48 double plays, 14th with 1.02 double plays per game and 15th with a .970 fielding percentage.
Adrian's pitching staff ranked 15th with six shutouts, 39th with a 3.66 earned-run average, 43rd with 1.36 WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched), and 45th with fewest hits allowed per nine innings (8.81).
With a 34-13 record, the program extended its Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association-record with 10 consecutive 30-win seasons. The Bulldogs were 27th in the nation with a .723 won-lost percentage.
All told, Adrian led the MIAA in 44 of the NCAA's 67 national statistical categories.
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