Baseball Climbs to #11 in D3Baseball.com/NCBWA Poll

Baseball Climbs to #11 in D3Baseball.com/NCBWA Poll

ADRIAN, Mich. - The Adrian College baseball team made the biggest jump in the latest D3Baseball.com/NCBWA national poll going from unranked in week one to number 11 in week two after going 6-1 to start the season on their annual spring trip. The Bulldogs defeated current number three Christopher Newport and current number 10 Piedmont on back-to-back days in Georgia.

For the trip, Adrian batted .357 as a team while holding their opposition to a .253 batting average. The pitching staff posted a 3.57 ERA while the opposition's was 10.05 in seven games. The Bulldogs outscored their opponents, 84-41, including a pair of 20-plus run games in wins over John Jay and Capital in Florida.

Sophomore Clay Paul led the team in hitting with a minimum of 10 at-bats. He went 6-for-10 (.600) at the plate with three runs scored, two doubles, two triples and six RBI. Sophomore Sam Fischer batted .417 (10-for-24) and started in all seven games. He scored nine runs and had a .531 on-base percentage batting primarily in the nine-spot of the lineup. Junior Cody Meyer batted .400 (10-for-25) with a team-best 10 runs and also had three doubles, six RBI and four stolen bases in five tries. Adrian as a team was 28-of-33 on the basepaths and had a .941 fielding percentage.

Senior Jason Fryman led the pitching staff with a 2-0 record and a 1.12 ERA in two starts. In 16 innings he yielded just seven hits, two earned runs and two walks. He also led the team with 16 strikeouts.

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