BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–In a battle of nationally-ranked baseball programs, Adrian College won its season opener on Saturday with a convincing 15-2 victory behind 19 hits over Wisconsin-Oshkosh on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College. Adrian then fell to the host BSC Panthers, 9-2, to complete its split, day-night doubleheader.
In the 13-run win, junior pitcher Pierce Banks tossed a six-hitter, scattered four walks and struck out six batters for the victory. He threw 65 strikes among 108 total pitches in six innings.
Pierce moved into a three-way tie for 12th-place on the Bulldogs all-time wins list as he moves to 16-3 for his career.