Albion inches closer to MIAA Baseball Tournament berth

Albion inches closer to MIAA Baseball Tournament berth

ALBION, Mich. – Albion College inched closer to earning its place in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Baseball Tournament when it split a doubleheader with 13th-ranked Adrian College at Champions Stadium.

Game One: Albion 3, Adrian 1

Mitch Shedlowsky (5-2) was dominant, allowing four hits and a walk in a complete game performance.

Adrian scored its run in the first. Thomas Miller and Gunner Rainey hit consecutive singles with one out, and Miller scored when Brady Wood send a groundball that went between the legs of Albion third baseman Drew Olszewski.

Olszewski bounced back when the next batter sent a groundball to him to start a double play to end the inning.

Shedlowsky kept Adrian from getting a runner past second base the rest of the game.

He struck out seven, falling two short of matching his season high.

Justin Charron hit a pair of doubles, including one in the third for the game-winning RBI when Kellan Huang scored.

Joe Turnbull's double in the sixth sent Jordyn Finney home with an insurance run.

Game Two: Adrian 12, Albion 0

Charron collected two of Albion's three hits.

Briton relievers Connor Ziparo, Cole Thune and Kevin Korte were not charged with allowing a run.

On Deck

Albion and Adrian are scheduled to complete the series Saturday with a 1 o'clock doubleheader at Nicolay Field.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email