Tommy Parsons, Brady Wood Earn Final MIAA Baseball Weekly Honors of 2018

Brady Wood, left, and Tommy Parsons earn final MIAA weekly awards. Adrian Baseball has swept the conference awards three times this spring. (Action photos by Mike Dickie)
Brady Wood, left, and Tommy Parsons earn final MIAA weekly awards. Adrian Baseball has swept the conference awards three times this spring. (Action photos by Mike Dickie)

FREELAND, Mich.--Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has announced its final baseball weekly awards of the season as Adrian College swept, with senior Tommy Parsons, (New Albany, Ohio) chosen MIAA Pitcher of the Week and sophomore Brady Wood (Frankenmuth High School) named MIAA Hitter of the Week. Parsons is a five-time recipient of the award this season (12x in his career) while Wood earns his first citation.

During the MIAA Tournament that the Bulldogs went undefeated at 3-0, Parsons compiled a 1.80 earned-run average in two appearances that included a 9-2 win over Calvin in the opener and his first career save in the title-clinching 3-2 victory against Hope. He struck out nine batters and did not allow a walk in 10 innings of work. On the season, Parsons is 10-0 while leading the MIAA in ERA (1.48), victories, strikeouts (103), shutouts (2), complete games (9) and innings pitched (85.0). Opponents are hitting just .232 against him. Among NCAA Division III leaders, Parsons is first in complete games, second in strikeout-to-walks ratio (20.4), fifth in strikeouts, 20th in WHIP (0.93) and 25th in ERA.

Wood hit .357 (5-14) from his second base spot and led the Bulldogs offense with five runs batted in and four doubles in three conference tournament contests. He added a .643 for both on-base average and slugging percentage. Going into the NCAAs, Wood is first in the MIAA with a career-best .414 batting average which is 60th in NCAA Division III. He also is listed 22nd in the nation (22.2) as the toughest to strikeout. His career year also includes 31 RBI, 31 runs scored, 13 doubles, .473 on-base and .579 slugging.

Adrian will host the NCAA Mideast Regional at Nicolay Field, playing Otterbein University in a No. 7/2 seed matchup in the opening round on Thursday at 7:45 p.m.

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