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Carlson Named a NEIBA All-Star

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Jake Carlson     By Mark Washburn
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HANOVER, N.H. — The New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) announced its University and College Division All-Star Teams in a release on Monday night with Dartmouth senior outfielder Jake Carlson being chosen for the second team. His inclusion allows him to play in the 38th Annual NEIBA All-Star Game on Monday, June 4 at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass., home of the Lowell Spinners of the Boston Red Sox organization.

***UPDATE*** The originally scheduled game was rained out. The game will now be played on June 11 at Campanelli Stadium, home of the Brockton Rox, in Brockton, Mass., at 7 p.m. ***

A senior from The Woodlands, Texas, Carlson hit .397 to lead the Ivy League by 35 points and is currently the 13th 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 also 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 first 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 also had a pair of players chosen as alternates for the NEIBA All-Star Game in sophomores Jeff Keller and Dustin Selzer. Keller, an outfielder from Atherton, Calif., hit .352 with five homers and 26 RBIs for the Big Green this spring. Selzer, a first baseman from Houston, Texas, posted a .324 average, tying Keller for the team lead with five four-baggers while driving in 41 runs to lead the Ivy League.

Dartmouth has had at least one player selected to the NEIBA All-Star Game in each of the past seven seasons. Carlson is the first Big Green outfielder chosen for one of the teams since Nick Santomauro ’10 earned his third trip to the game in 2009.

Gates at LeLacheur Park for the NEIBA All-Star Game will open at 6 p.m., and tickets are five dollars. For directions and other information, please visit the official website of the Lowell Spinners.