2013 Season Recap
The baseball team finished the 2013 season with a 25-20 overall record, tying the school record for wins in a season which it set last season. The Thunder finished third in the MIAA and for the second straight season advanced to the MIAA Tournament. After dropping the opening game to Adrian, the Thunder fought back to force a winner-take-all finale with the Bulldogs after defeating Hope, Calvin and Adrian. The championship would come down to extra innings, and although the Thunder were unable to advance to the NCAA Tournament, the future looks bright for the squad as it loses just two of eight starters.
Senior closer Nick Cocanower finished the season 11th in the nation with 10 saves. Fellow senior Phil Stakely also finished the season near the top in the nation allowing just 5.86 hits per game, which was 18th. Other players ranking near the top included sophomore Ethan Prebynski, who was 40th in sacrifice bunts, and senior Tom Wilder, who was 52nd with 16 doubles. As a team, the Trine pitching staff finished 25th in fewest hit batters, 56th in ERA and 71st in walked allowed. The team was also 39th in sacrifice bunts.