@AdrianBaseball Salvages MIAA Road Doubleheader at Calvin College, 0-4 and 6-4

Craig Rainey '89 is among the all-time wins leaders among NCAA Division III baseball coaches with more than 600 victories. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
Craig Rainey '89 is among the all-time wins leaders among NCAA Division III baseball coaches with more than 600 victories. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Adrian College took advantage of some defensive miscues in the top of the ninth inning to defeat host Calvin College, 6-4, in the second game of a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association baseball doubleheader on Thursday. The Knights won 4-0 in the opener to snap the Bulldogs' season-long nine-game winning streak. 

THE BASICS
= Final Scorelines: Game 1—Calvin 4-4-2, Adrian 0-2-2; Game 2—Adrian 6-7-2, Calvin 4-9-1

= Location: Calvin Field, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Weather: Sunny, 65 degrees, WNW 20 MPH

= Records: Adrian Bulldogs, 18-5 overall (12-2 MIAA); Calvin Knights, 11-13 overall (9-5 MIAA)

THE BASICS
= Final Scorelines: Game 1—Calvin 4-4-2, Adrian 0-2-2; Game 2—Adrian 6-7-2, Calvin

= Location: Calvin Field, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Weather: Sunny, 65 degrees, WNW 20 MPH

= Records: Adrian Bulldogs 18-5 overall (12-2 MIAA); Calvin Knights 11-13 overall (9-5 MIAA)

TOP 'DAWGS
= Senior Hunter Hayes continued his home run hitting ways in the nightcap, crushing a three-run blast to give Adrian a 4-2 lead in the third. He finished the day with two hits.

 = Junior Korey Mazur had a triple and double with a RBI in the second game.  

= Sophomore Gunner Rainey had two hits between the two games.

= Freshman relief pitcher Mo Hanley improved to 2-0 with a terrific outing in Game 2. In 4-2/3 innings of work, he allowed three hits, two walks and a run with a career-high seven strikeouts.

THE OPPOSITION
= Jonathan Keane (W, 2-1) shut out Adrian on a two-hitter in the first game. He allowed two singles and a pair of walks with eight strikeouts while going the distance.

= Nate DeZwaan was 3-for-7 on the day with two runs batted in. 

= In Game 2, Ricky Padilla was 3-for-4 with two runs scored.

= Also in the nightcap, Quinn Hyndiuk had two hits and Ryan Pena matched him with a pair of doubles.

HOW IT HAPPENED, Game 1
= Pena homered in the bottom of the second inning to give Keane all the offense he would need.

= In the next frame, the Knights added three insurance runs on a Bulldogs error and a DeZwaan two-run single.

= Adrian put a runner in scoring position in the second and fifth innings, but couldn't push across a run. 

HOW IT HAPPENED, Game 2
= Tied 4-4, Adrian scored twice after two outs in the top of the ninth. Freshman Sean O'Keefe doubled to right center with one out. Junior Jordan Torrento would eventually score on a wild pitch. On that same play, junior Justin McMann also scored on a throwing error by the catcher after he reached on a walk.

= In the home half, Hanley worked around some trouble after giving up two hits and surviving an error. He got out of the jam with two strikeouts and a nice relay throw from left field to cut down Sam Schellenberg at the plate that would have been the fifth CC run.

= Calvin tied it 4-4 in the eighth when Padilla scored on a wild pitch.

= Adrian trailed 2-0 after the first inning before getting a run back in the second with a Rainey RBI-ground out and three more in the next inning on Hayes' third homer in four games. The Bulldogs took a 4-2 advantage.

= Pena hit a two-run double in the first inning as both runs were unearned off AC sophomore starter Daniel McMichael (4.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO).

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Adrian improves to 93-75 all-time against Calvin, including 43-38 on the Knights home field.

= The Knights snapped a 10-game losing streak in the series with their four-run win, previously winning 8-4 at home on May 2, 2015.

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UP NEXT
= These same two teams travel to Adrian on Friday to play a twilight doubleheader at Nicolay Field, starting at 4 p.m.

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