Carlson Adds ABCA Northeast Region Second Team to His Honors
HANOVER, N.H. — The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) released its all-Northeast Region teams on Monday, and Dartmouth outfielder Jake Carlson earned a spot on the second team. He is the first Big Green player to be honored by the ABCA since 2008 when outfielders Nick Santomauro and Damon Wright were named to the second team.
A senior from The Woodlands, Texas, Carlson hit .397 to lead the Ivy League by 35 points and is currently the 12th highest average in the country. He ranked among the league’s top 10 in five other offensive statistical categories as well. His 17 multi-hit games were the most for any Big Green player, and he was one of three on the team to post a hitting streak of at least 10 games during the season. The center fielder was flawless on defense for the second straight year, catching more fly balls (113) than any other player in the conference. On April 4, Carlson became the second known Dartmouth player to hit for the cycle, beginning a torrid stretch for the remaining 25 games of the season during which he hit .476 (40-for-84). In Ivy games, he tied for second with 20 runs scored and ranked seventh with a .371 average.
Dartmouth finished the year with a 24-18 record and won the Rolfe Division for a fifth consecutive season before falling in the Ivy League Championship at Cornell. The Big Green have won at least 24 games in each of the last five years, and the 133 victories is the most over any five-year span in the program’s 140-year history.