Albion College is not likely to qualify for the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Baseball Tournament, but the Britons gave notice Sunday that they will finish the season swinging.
Albion hit .365 for the day as it gained a split of a doubleheader against league-leading Adrian College. Adrian rallied from a 7-3 deficit to win game one, 15-10, but Albion came back to score a 7-4 victory in game two.
Albion pounded out 15 hits, four for extra bases, in the loss. Shane Lindemann, Jack Wyman and Michael Fischbach – the top three hitters in the lineup – all produced three hits. Fischbach hit his fifth homerun of the season, a two-run shot in the third, and added a RBI single in the fourth.
Steven Marowski and Michael Bernard added two hits apiece. Marowski finished with four RBI, producing a two-run single in the fourth and a two-run double in the sixth.
Albion scored five times in the fourth to take a 7-3 lead. Adrian answered with three runs in its half of the fourth, seven in the fifth and two in the sixth. Ian Mikowski and Ryan Dorow drove in three runs apiece and Josh Knorr, Jeff Gertley and Matt Andrus all had two RBI.
Ron Williams' fifth inning single drove in Michael Bernard with the game winning run, though the Britons tacked on insurance runs in the sixth and eighth.
Jack Wyman and Matt Temrowski pitched for the Britons. Wyman yielded four runs on seven hits and five walks over five innings to gain credit for his second win of the season. Temrowski picked up his first save with four scoreless innings (four hits, three strikeouts).
Hope College is the opponent for Albion's next MIAA series. It starts with a 2 o'clock Thursday doubleheader at Albion's Frank Joranko Field.