HANOVER, N.H. — One day after being selected in the 10th round of the Major League Baseball Draft, Dartmouth right-handed pitcher Beau Sulser was announced as a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Northeast Region First Team. Sulser is the first Big Green player to earn all-region honors from the ABCA in four years.
The 2017 Ivy League Pitcher of the Year and All-New England performer posted a 6-1 record with a 1.40 ERA, which ranks third among Division I pitchers and is the 10th lowest in program history. Sulser struck out 52 batters and walked just five in 45.0 innings on the mound 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).
Sulser's best performance came against one of the collegiate powers back on March 3 when he shut out 17th-ranked Miami for seven innings on two hits and a walk while striking out a season-high 10 batters, earning Ivy League Pitcher of the Week honors for the first of three times during the season. He also beat Eastern Michigan in the season opener with eight strikeouts in five shutout innings, plus won four of his five Ivy League starts, finishing his career with a flourish by blanking Harvard on two hits in a complete-game effort on the road.
A trio of Big Green players last earned All-Northeast honors from the ABCA back in 2013 — designated hitter Joe Purritano (first team), left-handed pitcher Michael Johnson (second) and outfielder Jeff Keller (second).
Sulser was joined on the first team by one other Ivy Leaguer in Yale DH Benny Wanger, while five others earned a spot on the second team: second baseman Kyle Bartelman and third baseball Randell Kanemaru of Columbia, outfielders Tim Graul of Penn and Patrick Robinson of Harvard, and pitcher Scott Politz of Yale.
Dartmouth finished the 2017 season with a 22-17-1 overall record and 11-9 mark in the Ivy League, placing second in the Rolfe Division.