Adam was an infielder on the Griffins' baseball team during the 2000 and 2001 seasons. Adam transferred to Fontbonne for his junior and senior seasons. In his junior year (2000), Adam received Second Team All-Conference honors but in his senior year he was picked to the First Team All-Conference and was American Baseball Coaches Association Second Team All-American.
During that senior year, Adam hit 0.412 with 61 RBI's and 10 home runs. Adam led the team in RBI's and home runs. Fontbonne finished that year with an 11-10 conference record and a 17-21 overall record. In his junior year, Friedrich hit .379 with six home runs and 32 RBI's. He helped lead Fontbonne to a 17-19 overall record and a 10-4 conference record.