@AdrianBaseball Runs Win Streak to Season's Best Seven Games with Home Sweep of Olivet

Dugan Darnell avoids Jake Robinson's tag to score a run in Game 1 of a twinbill against Olivet Sunday. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
Dugan Darnell avoids Jake Robinson's tag to score a run in Game 1 of a twinbill against Olivet Sunday. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

ADRIAN, Mich.--The Adrian College baseball team ran its winning streak to a season-high seven games with a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association doubleheader sweep of visiting Olivet College on Sunday, 9-1 and 10-9 in 10 innings. Senior Tommy Parsons tossed a five-hitter in the opener and junior Korey Mazur drew a bases loaded walk to get the walk-off win.

THE BASICS
= Final Scorelines: Game 1--Adrian 9-14-1, Olivet 1-5-0; Game 2--Adrian 10-14-3, Olivet 9-9-2

= Location: Nicolay Field, Adrian, Mich.; Weather: Partly Cloudy, 38 degrees, Wind WNW 7 mph

= Records: Adrian Bulldogs 15-4 overall (9-1 MIAA); Olivet Comets 6-14 overall (2-8 MIAA)

TOP 'DAWGS
= Parsons (5-0) tossed his fourth consecutive complete game with a five-hitter. He allowed an earned run and no walks while striking out six.

= Senior Hunter Hayes went 5-for-10 with six runs batted in during the day. He had a double and triple.

= Classmate Frank Resto was 5-for-7, including a triple, with three RBI from the No. 8 spot in the lineup in both contests.

= Junior Jordan Torrento had two hits in both games and three RBI in the second one.

= In the first game, every member of the lineup had at least one hit including junior Dugan Darnell, sophomore Gunner Rainey, Hayes, Resto and Torrento.

= Freshman Mo Hanley got the win in relief during Game 2, working two scoreless innings in which he did not allow a hit and only one walk. He had two strikeouts. 

THE OPPOSITION
= Aaron Gillespie had three hits, including a double and home run, and three RBI in the doubleheader.

= Jake Robinson and Riley Bennett had two hits apiece in the nightcap.

HOW IT HAPPENED, Game 1
= Adrian outhit Olivet 14 to five.

= Leading 4-1, Adrian blew the game wide open with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Resto had a two-run single to center field, and Hayes hit a bases-clearing double to left.   

= The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard in the second with two runs on six hits. Sophomore Tristin Richardson hit a RBI-triple to right field and Darnell had an infield single to first base to bring him in.

= The Comets scored their lone run in the top of the fourth inning. Junior Gomez hit a two-out double off the wall in right field, then scored on the next play when Dugan Dieselberg singled to center.

= Adrian added to its 2-1 lead with another pair in the fifth when Rainey hit a ground-rule RBI-double to right and junior Chad Paddock produced a RBI-single to center.

HOW IT HAPPENED, Game 2
= Hanley struck out the side during Olivet's top of the 10th inning to set the tone for Adrian's walk-off win in the bottom half. Adrian loaded the bases on a Hayes single to center and two intentional walks. Mazur pinch-hit for Resto and drew a walk on a full count after seeing eight pitches in his at-bat, forcing home Hayes with the game-winning run.

= Olivet forced overtime in the ninth by scoring two runs for a 9-9 tie. Bennett hit a sacrifice fly and Aiden Holliday had a RBI-fielder's choice.

= The Bulldogs once led 8-0 after six innings, scoring three in the third, one in the fourth and four more in the sixth. Torrento and Hayes sparked the big lead with a pair of RBI-doubles and three-run triple, respectively.

= The Comets, however, stormed back with five runs in the seventh to get back in the game. Gillespie capped the big inning with a three-run homer to left-center, capitalizing on a Bulldogs error that led to all but one of the runs being unearned. 

= Trailing 9-5 after seven, OC tied it with two runs in each of the next two frames. Aiden Holliday had a RBI-, ground-rule double down the right field line and pinch-hitter Colton Dawdy lifted a sacrifice fly to center field to close within 9-7 in the eighth. In the ninth, Bennett produced a sacrifice fly to right field and Holliday added a RBI-fielder's choice.

= Adrian had a chance to win it in regulation when junior Zack Zschering connected for a one-out double to the gap in right field, then he moved to third base on Rainey's ground out to shortstop. But junior pinch-hitter Jason Croci grounded out to first base and the Bulldogs were unable to score.

= Four of OC's nine runs were unearned after three AC errors. 

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Adrian leads the all-time series over Olivet, 107-58.

= The Bulldogs have registered at least 10 hits in their last five outings.

UP NEXT
= These same two teams are scheduled to conclude their four-game MIAA series in Olivet with a Monday twinbill, starting at 2 p.m.

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