Kate Mulley


Speights, Bashelor dominate Big Green baseball awards

Dartmouth's baseball team celebrated its successes last Wednesday evening, as Jeff Speights '05 and Will Bashelor '07 each garnered two Dartmouth baseball awards. Speights, who led the team with 14 doubles and 33 RBIs this year, won the Teammate of the Year award and the James Henry Cooke award, which is given to the member of the squad who has done the most for the Big Green. Speights drove in 133 runs during his four years at Dartmouth, tying him for third on the team's all-time list. The graduating superstar picked up an All-Ivy honorable mention this season, as well. Not to be outdone, Bashelor picked up the Most Valuable Player and Best Offensive Player awards. In a record-breaking season, Bashelor led the team with a .352 batting average, 35 runs, three triples and a .547 slugging percentage.

Baseball takes a trip to splitsville

After Saturday's doubleheader was cancelled due to rain in dreary New Haven, the Dartmouth baseball team split a division doubleheader against the Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon.

Big Green declaws Catamounts

The Dartmouth baseball team has certainly been surprising fans and opponents throughout the 2005 season with its uncharacteristically streaky play. Tuesday's doubleheader against Vermont proved no different, as the Big Green rebounded from a disappointing weekend against Brown with a sweep of the Catamounts. A walk-off three run homer by John Huelskamp '06 gave Dartmouth a 12-10 edge in the first game, while Chase Carpenter '08 pitched the Big Green to an 8-0 victory in the nightcap. In the game one, Vermont took the lead with two earned runs in the first inning, but Will Bashelor '07 quickly answered, driving in a run to cut the Catamount lead in half. Two errors later, Josh Bailey '05 stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and crushed a base-clearing double to the right giving Dartmouth the 4-2 lead. Countering Dartmouth's offensive prowess, Jason Carey of Vermont hit a grand slam in the second inning, shifting the lead back to Vermont. Dartmouth's attempts to rally were shut down by double plays in the second, third and fourth innings, and Vermont extended its lead to 9-4 by the fifth. However, in the bottom half of the inning, Dartmouth woke up. Bashelor drove in another run as he doubled in Jason Blydell '08, and moments later, the Big Green drew within three behind a third Catamount error. Bailey got another big hit with a two-run double; Marty Hebert '05 advanced Bailey to third with an infield single; and Brian Zurhellen '05 hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game 9-9. Vermont took back the 10-9 lead in the sixth, and Dartmouth, again, allowed a double play to end a potential rally. But, a strong inning from closer Nick Peay '05 gave Dartmouth the chance to come back in the bottom of the seventh. Bailey walked and reached third base when Hebert's potential game-ending double play grounder turned into a one hopper that snagged second base before bouncing into center field. Though Vermont retired Zurhellen, Hebert managed to advance into scoring position, and with two down, Huelskamp sent his first hit since March 20 into the trees past left field. Feeding off of the opening game's dramatic conclusion, Carpenter shut down the Catamounts with six innings of scoreless work before handing the ball to Michael Madson '05, who completed the shutout. Dartmouth didn't get onto the board until the bottom of the second when Hebert drove Jeff Speights '05 in with a single, and Zurhellen scored on an error. While this was all Carpenter would need for the win, the offense powered its way to five runs in the third inning on a two-run double by Bashelor and a three-run home by Zurhellen. Damon Wright '08 hit a solo home run in the fourth to finalize the score at 8-0. Zurhellen went 2-for-2, scoring twice and driving in three.

Brown sweeps Big Green twice

The Dartmouth baseball team saw inconsistency rear its ugly head again this weekend as the Big Green was swept by Brown during Saturday and Sunday's doubleheader with scores of 4-1 and 17-4 on Saturday and 10-7 and 6-5 on Sunday. Brown started out the first game with a first inning two-out run off of starter Jeff Wilkerson '07.

Big Green outlasts Big Red, sweeps two-game series

This weekend saw two more starts and two more wins for the Big Green baseball squad. Sunday afternoon the Dartmouth baseball team came out on top in both games of the doubleheader, 6-2 and 4-3, against Cornell at Red Rolfe Field.

Big Green pitcher Josh Faiola sets sights on MLB

He has already pitched at Shea Stadium, Coors Field and Fenway Park, but Josh Faiola '06 still has another five months before he knows whether he'll sign with a professional baseball team or finish up his degree at Dartmouth.

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