Frayer and Eng Handcuff the Comets

Frayer and Eng Handcuff the Comets

OLIVET, Mich. – The Adrian College baseball team completed a season sweep of Olivet College and extended their winning streak to 39 games over the Comets with a 5-2 and 2-1 pair of victories on Monday. Jordan Frayer and Tommy Eng both threw complete games for the Bulldogs limiting the Comet offense to just two hits in each game.

The Comets managed to commit six errors in game one and it made a huge difference in the outcome. The Bulldogs scored a run in the first as Jeff Gertley had a one-out RBI single. Adrian added three more runs in the second. Josh Knorr reached on a fielder's choice and got a RBI. Josh Joseph followed with a RBI groundout to second base. Ryan Dorow singled to left for a RBI to finish the scoring in the second.

The Bulldogs added another run in the fourth courtesy of a fielding error with two outs. Drew Shutes reached on the error and Knorr scored from third after he swiped the bag. Frayer took a shutout into the seventh but Olivet scored their first run with two outs on a balk and later added another run via an error. Adrian managed five hits into a driving wind and the first four batters in the lineup each had one RBI. Frayer finished his seven innings with no earned runs, two walks and four strikeouts. He needed 77 pitches (50 strikes) to improve to 3-1 on the season.

Eng got his second straight start and allowed just one run in the second. The Comets took a lead on a pair of errors and then Peter Panos had a RBI groundout scoring Jonny Zawacki. Adrian tied it in the fourth as Knorr walked and Joseph singled to start the inning. Gertley then singled home Knorr to knot things up. Eng pitched a 1-2-3 fourth and then the Comets had a runner at second with one out in the fifth before he retired the next two hitters.

The Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead in the sixth as Knorr doubled down the left field line with one out. Joseph hit a fly to right allowing Knorr to tag over to third. Dorow delivered the clutch game-winning RBI double down the left field line against Collin McCririe who had a strong outing. Eng took full advantage of gaining a lead as he retired the last six in a row to seal up the win. He is now 2-0 this season and lowered his earned run average to 1.15 in the process. Eng finished seven innings with no earned runs, no walks and four strikeouts.

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