Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Dartmouth Lands A Big One

And so it begins anew.

RecruitGeorgia reports that 6-foot-6 Matthew Hall, a tackle from Walton High School and Marietta, Ga., has committed to Dartmouth. The site notes he had offers from Tulane, Yale, Brown, Mercer and Eastern Kentucky. There's a little more about him HERE.

Hall's listed weight ranges from 288 on one site to 310 pounds on his junior highlight video.

Dartmouth pitcher Beau Sulser was chosen yesterday by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 10th round of the baseball draft. His brother, Cole '12, was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 25th round in 2013.

Sulser was the first Ivy League player drafted this  year. From a Dartmouth release:
A 6-2, 195-pound senior out of Santa Ysabel, California, Sulser was the Ivy League Pitcher of the Year this past spring with a 6-1 record and miniscule 1.40 ERA, which ranks third among Division I pitchers and is the 10th lowest in program history. In 45.0 innings of work, he struck out 52 batters and walked just five while holding the opposition to a .201 batting average. Not only does Sulser rank among the nation's leaders in ERA, but also WHIP (0.80, second), strikeout-to-walk ratio (10.40, third) and walks issued per nine innings (1.0, seventh).
Cole Sulser has split time this spring between Akron of the Double-A Eastern League and Columbus, the Indians' Triple-A affiliate in the International League where he made eight appearances covering 11 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run. (LINK)

Editor's Note: I did an interview with Beau Sulser last week for a story I am writing about Dartmouth athletes who miss a season because of injury returning for a fifth year. He spoke enthusiastically about his dream of playing professional baseball. A link to that story, which will also feature 2017 Dartmouth football captain Jeremiah Douchee, will appear on this page after it has been published.