INDIANAPOLIS--The Adrian College baseball team was well-represented in the final national statistical rankings for NCAA Division III, which is the Association's largest classification with 383 institutions sponsoring the sport.
The Bulldogs appeared 30 times in the top-50 of various team and individual categories, including as the national champion with a .438 on-base percentage. That also set a school record, breaking the previous mark of .427 set by the 2009 squad and tied in 2012.
As a team, Adrian also was nationally ranked fourth with 228 walks, fifth in scoring at 8.7 runs per contest, 14th with a .333 batting average, 14th with 366 runs scored, 16th in slugging percentage at .485, 24th with 2.26 doubles per game, 27th with five shutouts, 29th with 95 doubles, 31st with a .714 won-lost percentage, 32nd with a .965 fielding percentage, 39th with 24 sacrifice flies, 41st with 28 home runs and 44th with 0.67 homers per game.
In each of those categories, the Bulldogs also paced the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. In addition to on-base percentage, the team set program records for walks (previous: 209 in 2014) and runs (previous: 359, 2012) in marks that were ranked among NCAA leaders.
On the fringe of the top-50, Adrian also placed well in hits (56th, 460), triples (59th, 15th), sacrifice bunts (72nd, 34) and earned-run average (79th, 4.09).
Two-time All-American Ryan Dorow was the highest-ranked Bulldog in the lineup in the NCAA statistics report, coming in 13th with an AC-record 56 runs batted in (16th with 1.33 RBI/game).
Overall, sophomore right-handed pitcher Tommy Parsons led all Bulldogs with a No. 9 finish in walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) at only 0.90. He also was 17th with nine victories, 33rd in WHIP/9 (1.20), 50th with 6.86 hits per 9 innings and 63rd with a 2.18 ERA.
Junior outfielder Ian Mikowski paced his teammates with eight marks in the top-50: 16th in base on balls (35) and 17th in average (0.83), 24th in on-base percentage (.526), 25th in stolen bases (26--school record), 26th in steals per game (0.62), 30th in runs average (1.26), 31st in hitting (.426) and 33rd in runs scored (52).
Senior outfielder Josh Knorr also made the listings in runs per game--21st at 1.26--and base on balls per outing--49th at 0.74.
Adrian won its eighth MIAA championship in a row after going 24-4 in the conference--winning the league by six games. The Bulldogs finished 30-12 overall.