Quakers Fall to Bulldogs

RICHMOND, Ind. — The Earlham College baseball team dropped a 7-6 decision on Wednesday to Adrian College in Randal R. Sadler Stadium.

The Bulldogs (9-5) scored five runs over their last two innings to post the comeback victory.

Earlham began the afternoon with an early led when Ted Williams knocked in a run in the first inning on a ground out.

Adrian tied the game with a run in the third, but the Quakers answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning.

Ethan Bailey had a run-scoring single, which was followed by RBI ground out by Alex Ariovits. A walk with the bases loaded to Eric Elkus ended the rally and made it 4-1.

After the Bulldogs added another run in the fourth, the Quakers scored twice in the fifth. Williams homered to start the inning and Elkus hit a sacrifice fly to put the Quakers on top 6-2. For Williams, it was the 11th long ball of his career and that puts him in a tie for fifth place on the Earlham list with Jim West (1985-87).

Kyle Agius started on the mound for the Quakers and worked four innings and gave up two runs on four hits.

Bryce Rainey tossed the next three innings as he held the Bulldogs scoreless without surrendering a hit. T. J. Ilhardt, Matt Brankle, T. J. Plummer (0-3) and Adam Warning worked the final two innings for the Quakers.

Thomas Rea led the Quakers with two hits.

The Quakers (10-5) face Franklin College on Friday in the opener of the weekend Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in Sadler Stadium. The contest starts at 4 p.m.