BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--The Adrian College baseball team set a program record with three 2017 D3baseball.com All-Americans as senior outfielder Ian Mikowski (Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview High School) was named to the first team, while both senior shortstop Ryan Dorow (South Haven, Mich.) and junior starting pitcher Tommy Parsons (New Albany, Ohio) are third team. That announcement was made early Thursday morning by D3baseball's editorial panel.
The trio leads the nation with three different student-athletes on the first, second and three teams. The Bulldogs had two D3baseball.com All-Americans (Alex Cowart, Ryan Domschot) in 2009. In addition, Dorow becomes the first three-year D3baseball.com All-American in Adrian history.
On Tuesday, Dorow, Mikowski and Parsons were part of the organization's All-Mideast Region First Team.
Mikowski, who is Adrian's only (co-) Mideast Player of the Year by D3baseball.com, also was voted the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association co-Most Valuable Player with Dorow and a first-team pick. After concluding NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Championship action, the sports management graduate leads the nation with a .580 on-base percentage, is second with a school-record 83 hits (leader has 84), 45 walks, 68 runs scored (leader has 69), school-record 42 stolen bases, and is fifth with a .472 batting average. His career year also included all-tournament team honors at the Midwest Regional, where he led the Bulldogs with six hits and five stolen bases in as many attempts and batted .429 in three games.
Dorow is a three-time D3baseball All-American (2014 Third Team, 2016 Honorable Mention) and four-time all-region first team standout. He set school single-season records with 187 at-bats, 166 assists, 41 double plays turned and 112 total bases. He led the MIAA with 54 runs batted in, which ranks 13th in NCAA Division III, and eight triples for fifth in the country and batted .401. This spring, he became the school's career record holder in games started/played (179), sacrifice flies (15), assists (570), home runs (25), runs scored (179) and RBI (188). The sports management graduate ends his college career as the Division III active career leader with 267 hits, 57 doubles and 425 total bases. He also is the first three-time MIAA MVP of his sport.
Going into the final weekend of the NCAA Division III season, Parsons leads the nation in victories (12-1, a school record) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (14.43). The D3baseball.com Preseason All-America Second Team choice also ranks second with a school-record nine complete games, eighth with fewest walks per 9 innings at 0.68 and ninth with a school-record 101 strikeouts. The business management major and two-time MIAA Pitcher of the Year and first-team member also led the conference with a 2.23 earned-run average and school-record 93 innings pitched. Earlier this season, Parsons went 44-1/3 innings without issuing a walk for what's believed to be a Division III all-time record and 25 scoreless innings for the 18th-longest streak in D-III history.
Players were nominated for these D3baseball.com awards by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools, as Mikowski (third team) and Parsons (first team) both make All-Mideast Region for the second year in a row and their All-America debuts.
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