GREENSBORO, N.C.--The American Baseball Coaches Association has announced its NCAA Division III all-region teams, and Adrian College finds junior shortstop Ryan Dorow (South Haven, Mich.) and sophomore pitcher Tommy Parsons (New Albany, Ohio) on the Rawlings/ABCA All-Mideast Region First Team while junior outfielder Ian Mikowski (Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview High School) was selected to the third unit.
The trio also made the D3baseball.com All-Mideast Region team that was released on Monday. Like with the D3baseball.com awards, Dorow and Parsons now advance for Rawlings All-America consideration from the ABCA.
The Bulldogs were the only team besides NCAA Division III World Series-bound La Roche College to have multiple first-team honorees (Dorow, Parsons). Adrian also led the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association with the three all-region players.
Dorow is a three-time first-team Rawlings/ABCA all-region choice who has earned the MIAA Player of the year this past spring and in 2014. The sports management major finished the season with several career highs while ranking in the MIAA top-5, including 66 hits (2nd), eight home runs (2nd), 102 total bases (2nd), school-record 56 runs batted in (2nd), 46 runs scored (4th), four sacrifice flies (4th) and a .611 slugging percentage (4th). He also batted .395 for sixth, walked 25 times for eighth, hit two triples for eighth and had a .480 on-base percentage for seventh.
Parsons led the MIAA with personal records of a 9-2 won-lost record and two shutouts--one of which was the second no-hitter in school history. He compiled a 2.18 earned-run average and had 50 strikeouts over 82.2 innings pitched, which ranked second, fifth and second, respectively, in the conference. He walked only 11 men all season and opponents hit just .212 against the business management major who faced the second-most batters in the league.
A sports management major, Mikowski enjoyed a career year like many of his teammates this spring. The outfielder had a conference-leading 26 stolen bases to set a school record. He also topped the MIAA with 52 runs scored while ranking second in walks (35), hits (66), batting average (.426 in 155 at-bats) and on-base percentage (.526). He also posted a slugging percentage of .542 for eighth.
Nationally, they also rank favorably in NCAA Division III statistics through Monday. Dorow is 11th in total RBI and 16th in RBI per game. Parsons lists ninth with a .90 WHIP (walks-plus- hits-per-inning-pitched), 14th in victories, 33rd with just 1.20 walks per 9 innings, 49th with only 6.86 hits allowed/9IP, and 63rd in ERA. Mikowski stands 15th in walks, 24th in on-base percentage, 25th in stolen bases, and 30th in both batting average, runs scored.
All three were chosen to the first-team all-conference.
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The American Baseball Coaches Association teams are voted on by the organization's members and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA III All-America Committee.
ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans and Gold Glove winners will be announced on the evening of Thursday, May 26, 2016.
The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 8,200 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries.