CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Facing elimination, the Adrian College baseball team exploded for 12 runs on offense to defeat Johns Hopkins University The Bulldogs took an 11-0 lead, but allowed the Blue Jays to chip away and make it a ballgame. Adrian's bullpen held on late and Spencer Ford recorded a save in the ninth to win 12-9.
HOW IT HAPPENED
= The Bulldogs scored first on a RBI single from Kevin Cardentey in the second inning.
= Gunner Rainey homered in the third to extend the lead to 3-0.
= The Bulldogs offense batted around in the fourth inning scoring five runs. Sean O'Keefe doubled in a pair of runs which was followed by a bases loaded walk from Gunner Rainey and a two RBI single from Tristin Richardson to lead 8-0.
= Thomas Miller and Rainey added doubles in the fifth to lead 11-0.
= Johns Hopkins chipped away in the fifth scoring four runs followed by two more in the sixth.
= Adrian grabbed some insurance on a single from Richardson to lead 12-6, but the Blue Jays didn't go away yet. Johns Hopkins went on to score one in the seventh and two more in the eighth lead trail by three.
= With today's win, the Bulldogs tie the program record for most wins in a single season with 37.
Adrian will play Sunday, June 6 at 10:00 AM CST. against the loser of St. Thomas and WashU in an elimination game.
POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE WITH HEAD COACH CRAIG RAINEY, GUNNER RAINEY, AND KEVIN CARDENTEY