In the first day of action of the 2018 MIAA Baseball Tournament, top-seeded Adrian and No. 2 seed Alma both gathered home wins to stay in the winners' bracket and will face each other Thursday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at Adrian's Nicolay Field. Calvin and Hope will play in the first elimination game Thursday at 2 p.m.
Game #1: Adrian 9, Calvin 2 | Adrian recap
Adrian senior pitcher Tommy Parsons broke his own school season strikeouts benchmark, sophomore Brady Wood went 2-for-5 with four runs batted in, and the nationally-ranked Bulldogs opened the 2018 MIAA Baseball Tournament with a 9-2 victory over Calvin. Parsons went the distance in throwing a nine-hitter with eight strikeouts. Both Calvin runs came in the first inning. Hunter Hayes added a team-high three hits, including two doubles.
Game #2: Alma 10, Hope 8 | Alma recap
Alma sophomore Max Trucks provided the heroics for the host Scots, going 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and four RBIs to lead Alma in their 10-8 win over Hope Wednesday. Trucks hit a two-RBI triple in the bottom of the eighth to put the Scots ahead for good, while senior Ben Finzel sealed the game with a diving defensive stop in the top of the ninth to prevent a run and record the final out.