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Dexter, Lambert Named to D3baseball.com All-America Team

Junior P Ben Lambert (left) and senior Jake Dexter were named to the D3baseball.com All-America team.
Junior P Ben Lambert (left) and senior Jake Dexter were named to the D3baseball.com All-America team.

Dexter, Lambert Named to D3baseball.com All-America Team

            GORHAM, Maine -- University of Southern Maine senior infielder/relief pitcher Jake Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) and junior pitcher Ben Lambert (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) were among the recipients of All-America honors when D3baseball.com announced its annual postseason awards and All-America team for the 2019 season on Tuesday.

            For the second straight season, Dexter was picked as a first team All-American at the utility position.  Lambert, earning his first All-America honor, was named to the third team as a starting pitcher.

            A three-time All-Little East Conference first-team pick at second base, and a four-time pick as relief pitcher, Dexter finished the season as the Huskies' second leading hitter batting .373 (75 for 201) with 13 extra-base hits and 39 RBI.  On the mound, the Huskies' closer had a 2-2 record with eight saves and a 1.49 ERA in 24 appearances.  He pitched 36.1 innings giving up just 21 hits and three walks while striking out 39.

            In four seasons with USM, Dexter batted .345 (234 for 679) with 43 extra-base hits and 104 RBI.  The career record holder for saves, Dexter compiled a 16-9 record with 34 saves and a 2.08 ERA in 91 appearances (147.1 innings) on the mound.

            The third USM pitcher to receive the D3baseball.com New England Region Pitcher of the Year honor, Lambert had a stellar year finishing 10-1 with a 1.38 ERA.  In 12 appearances this season, including 10 starts, Lambert hurled 71.2 innings allowing just 47 hits and 30 walks while striking out 67.  Opposition hitters batted just .182 against him.  He joins Logan Carmen (2013) and Andrew Richards (2015) as recipients of the D3baseball.com Pitcher of the Year honor.

            Lambert previously was named the Pitcher of the Year and first team all-conference in the Little East Conference.  In his two seasons at USM, the right-handed hurler has fashioned a 14-4 record with one save and a 2.05 ERA.

            The duo helped lead Southern Maine to a 37-9 overall record and the Little East Conference regular-season title with a 14-2 mark. 

 

D3baseball.com 2019 All-America Team

Player of the Year
Toby Welk, Penn State Berks

Pitcher of the Year
John Howard, Washington University (Mo.)

Rookie of the Year
Jack Hodgins, Hendrix

 

First team

Pos.    Name, School                                    Yr.       Avg     R         H     2B    3B    HR      RBI    SB        Fld %

C         Casey Combs, East Texas Baptist     Sr.       0.417   46        68      1       1     13        48     13         0.989

1B        Tim Johnson, Sul Ross St.                 Sr.       0.442   40        66    19       2       9        49     11         0.974

2B        Joe Professori, La Roche                   Sr.       0.382   53        68    11       1       9        47       7         0.978

3B        Cal Aldridge, UW-Whitewater             Sr.       0.399   44        56    12       1     16        45     11         0.949

SS       Toby Welk, Penn St. Berks                Sr.       0.483   56        70    17       5     13        58     11         0.912

OF       Josh Goulet, Plymouth St.                  Sr.       0.410   47        59    16       1     13        47     24         1.000

OF       Alex Mumme, Ursinus                        Jr.        0.422   60        65    21       1     14        45       4         0.948

OF       Bret Williams, Penn St. Harrisburg    Jr.        0.431   75        88    17       1     18        70       7         0.919

DH       Dan Harwood, Wooster                      Jr.        0.424   53        70    18       2       5        49       5         1.000

UTL     Jake Dexter, Southern Maine             Sr.       0.373   45        75      8       1       4        39       2         0.943

 

Pos.    Name, School                                    Yr.       ERA    W-L     Sv.      IP      H    ER    BB    SO  Opp. avg.

SP       John Howard, Washington (Mo.)       Sr.       1.23     11-1     1      87.2     67     12     12   100         0.208

SP       Tyler Peck, Chapman                         Sr.       1.72     7-3       0    104.2     83     20     31   150         0.213

SP       Luke Summers, Fontbonne                Jr.        0.67     11-2     0      94.0     51       7     23   127         0.156

SP       Matt Valin, Cortland                            Sr.       2.35     9-0       0      69.0     32     18     33     92         0.143

RP       Nick Garcia, Chapman                       So.       0.56     8-0       9      48.0     28       3     12     75         0.163

UTL     Jake Dexter, Southern Maine             Sr.       1.49     2-2       8      36.1     21       6       3     39         0.164

 

Second team

Pos.    Name, School                                    Yr.       Avg     R         H     2B    3B    HR      RBI    SB        Fld %

C         Alex Kachler, Methodist                      Jr.        0.406    42        67   17       2       7        54       2         0.996

1B        Davis Mikell, Castleton                       Jr.        0.446    32        62   10       2       6        33       6         0.988

2B        Harry Witwer-Duke, Wooster             Jr.        0.390    45        64   14       5       7        56       7         0.963

3B        Daniel Montgomery Jr., Southwestern Jr.        0.364    48        60   15       4       9        45     10         0.934

SS       Nathan Sides, Alvernia                       Sr.       0.453    59        86   15       5       3        49     17         0.963

OF       Nick Herzog, UMass Boston              Sr.       0.357    58        73   14     12     11        55     23         0.964

OF       Noah Payne, Howard Payne              Sr.       0.401    50        57   10     12       6        44     18         0.992

OF       Matt Woods, Rowan                           Sr.       0.421    61        77   17       3     12        47     16         0.980

DH       Jeremy Jess, Pomona-Pitzer             Jr.        0.382    35        58   20       0     11        45       0         0.000

UTL     David Larson, WPI                              Jr.        0.355    36        49   19       1     12        41       3         0.984

 

Pos.    Name, School                                    Yr.       ERA    W-L     Sv.      IP      H    ER    BB    SO   Opp. avg.

SP       Jonathan Cole, Franklin & Marshall   Jr.        1.02     7-2       0      70.1     45       8     12     76         0.174

SP       Nolan McCarthy, Occidental              Jr.        1.74     9-3       2      98.0     68     19     21     98         0.187

SP       Zach Pronschinske, UW-La Crosse  Jr.        1.99     5-2       0      58.2     41     13     15     77         0.195

SP       Nick Roth, Randolph-Macon              Sr.       1.93     10-0     0      84.0     70     18       7     98         0.223

RP       Gage Smart, Buena Vista                   Jr.        1.14     5-1       8      47.1     20       6     13     54         0.125

UTL     David Larson, WPI                              Jr.        2.41     6-1       0      67.1     50     18     29     68         0.201

 

Third team

Pos.    Name, School                                    Yr.       Avg     R         H     2B    3B    HR      RBI    SB        Fld %

C         Rob Marinec, North Central (Ill.)        So.       0.344   50        62    13       4     11        53     15         0.968

1B        Allen Murphy, St. John Fisher            Jr.        0.394   47        67    15       2       9        42       5         0.985

2B        Joseph Cutchins, Christopher Newport Sr.       0.406   46        54    13       0       9        50     10         0.979

3B        Bryan VanDuser, Concordia Chicago   Sr.       0.385   56        75    17       2       4        57     17         0.934

SS       Kenny Jarema, Misericordia               Sr.       0.439   58        68    13       0       1        30       8         0.964

OF       Connor Harding, Scranton                 So.       0.464   46        70      8       9       3        34     14         0.972

OF       Patrick Keohane, John Carroll           Sr.       0.466   44        62    14       0       5        39     18         0.965

OF       Will Welsh, Lancaster Bible                Sr.       0.453   42        58    11       2       9        43       0         0.965

DH       Nate Davis, Johns Hopkins                Jr.        0.331   49        42    12       0     16        44       1         0.994

UTL     Christopher Peres, La Verne              Sr.       0.338   35        55    13       2       3        41       1         0.964

 

Pos.    Name, School                                    Yr.       ERA    W-L     Sv.      IP      H    ER    BB    SO  Opp. avg.

SP       Michael Genaro, Babson                    Sr.       1.65     8-3       0      87.1     69     16       6     66         0.210

SP       James Green, Saint Mary's (Minn.)   So.       1.85     8-1       0      58.1     41     12     10     63         0.194

SP       R.J. Hall, Tufts                                    Sr.       1.45     8-0       0      62.0     45     10     15     48         0.205

SP       Ben Lambert, Southern Maine           Jr.        1.38     10-1     0      71.2     47     11     30     67         0.182

RP       Calvin Bush, Concordia Texas          Sr.       1.49     6-0       4      72.2     38     12     23   110         0.152

UTL     Christopher Peres, La Verne              Sr.       1.93     4-0       8      42.0     42       9       7     38         0.258

 

Fourth Team

Pos.    Name, School                                    Yr.       Avg     R         H     2B    3B    HR      RBI    SB        Fld %

C         Graham Low, Macalester                   Sr.       0.452   27        52    15       2       2        21       5         0.989

1B        Cole Beeker, Swarthmore                  Jr.        0.393   47        59    21       1       5        47       5         0.992

2B        Dave Tatoian, Gwynedd Mercy         Sr.       0.420   34        55    14       1       4        40       3         0.969

3B        Seth Woodard, Christopher Newport    Sr.       0.323   64        52    14       1     11        61       1         0.905

SS       Joey Murphy, Saint Joseph's (Maine)   Sr.       0.427   50        70    11       3       1        24     37         0.939

OF       Connor Brandon, Concordia Chicago   Sr.       0.370   45        67    15       4     12        65     10         0.971

OF       Nick Fowkes, Thiel                              Sr.       0.447   47        71    15       3       5        46     10         0.975

OF       Matt Psychas, Heidelberg                   Sr.       0.365   57        73    18       6       8        54       7         0.946

DH       Dakota McFadden, Keystone             Sr.       0.389   43        58    13       0     12        56     11         1.000

UTL     Dugan Darnell, Adrian                        Sr.       0.314   41        48    12       2       4        43       3         0.920

 

Pos.    Name, School                                    Yr.       ERA    W-L     Sv.      IP      H    ER    BB    SO  Opp. avg.

SP       Danny Cody, Baldwin Wallace           Sr.       1.89     9-1       0      85.2     63     18     30   109         0.202

SP       Emmett Dunn, Ithaca                          Sr.       1.70     7-3       0      74.1     63     14     21     62         0.227

SP       Charlie Klemm, North Central (Ill.)     So.       2.20     9-0       0      69.2     55     17     21     84         0.212

SP       Mike Webb, Rhode Island College     Jr.        2.71     6-0       0      76.1     53     23     20   100         0.195

RP       Bobby Tramondozzi, UMass Boston    Sr.       1.47     3-2       12    36.2     26       6       7   443         0.200

UTL     Dugan Darnell, Adrian                        Sr.       0.39     3-1       8      23.0       6       1     15     37         0.081

  

Honorable mention

Pos.    Name, School                                    Yr.       Avg     R         H     2B    3B    HR      RBI      SB      Fld %

C         Patrick Geiger, Skidmore                   Sr.       0.452   36        53    17       1       9        29         2       0.984

1B        Vince Schwartz, Carthage                  Jr.        0.413   39        66    18       2       5        52         0       0.997

2B        Bryce Rheault, Buena Vista               Jr.        0.399   49        75      6       5       3        21       24       0.958

3B        Clayton Noakes, Louisiana College   So.       0.381   44        59    14       0     11        46         0       0.915

SS       Ben Boran, Bethany Lutheran            Sr.       0.402   47        66    16       0     10        54         2       0.945

OF       Brady Ballstadt, Piedmont                  Sr.       0.497   53        63    20       4       2        34       21       0.988

OF       Thomas Craig, Texas-Dallas             Sr.       0.396   48        72    18       2     11        56         3       1.000

OF       Anthony Crowley, Westfield St.          Sr.       0.377   30        49    10       2       9        38         9       0.981

DH       Brad Pearson, Clarkson                     Sr.       0.371   42        52    20       1       3        34         2       0.933

UTL     John Brinkman, Washington (Mo.)     Jr.        0.417   35        70    11       0       3        51         9       0.981

 

Pos.    Name, School                                    Yr.       ERA    W-L     Sv.      IP      H    ER    BB    SO  Opp. avg.

SP       Zack Jones, Rockford                        Jr.        1.68     5-1       0      64.1     38     12     18     85         0.167

SP       Jake Jourdain, NVU-Lyndon              Sr.       1.67     7-3       0      70.0     45     13     23     77         0.179

SP       Matt Mulhearn, Webster                     Sr.       1.99     12-2     0      99.1     79     22     11   100         0.221

SP       Matthew Williams, Concordia Texas Jr.        3.26     12-2     0      96.2     90     35     20     93         0.248

RP       Alex Sheetz, Monmouth                     Sr.       0.80     3-1       6      21.1     10       2       1     25         0.128

UTL     John Brinkman, Washington (Mo.)     Jr.        0.00     2-1       5      11.2       6       0       2     17         0.140

 

 

 

 

 

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