Fossand, a 6-5, 220-pound native from Woodbury, Minnesota, enjoyed the finest outing of his Big Green career on Sunday, hurling seven innings of one-hit, shutout ball while walking just two and striking out a pair of Cornell hitters in a 5-0 victory. The right-hander needed just 72 pitches to get through the seven stanzas, inducing a pair of double plays behind him and allowing only two base runners to advance to second base. It was Fossand’s first victory of the season and second of his career, the other coming in his collegiate debut out of the bullpen two years ago as a freshman.
Fossand joins a pair of senior right-handers in Beau Sulser and Michael Danielak who have garnered the award this year out of the six total recipients around the Ivy League thus far. Dartmouth has also had three Rookies of the Week and a Player of the Week this year for seven weekly honors; no other Ancient Eight team has had more than three.
Dartmouth (15-10) is hosting UMass Lowell (14-12) in a game today that began at 3 p.m. at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park. This weekend the Big Green (5-3 Ivy) host Brown (9-13, 3-5 Ivy) in a pair of noon doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday that will be broadcast live online via the Ivy League Digital Network with Wayne Young ’72 calling the action.
Notes: The last time Dartmouth had three pitchers named the Ivy League Pitcher of the Week in one season was in 2013 — Cole Sulser, Kyle Hunter and Michael Johnson. All three went on to pitch in the minor leagues, and Sulser and Johnson are currently active at the AA level … only once have the Big Green had four weekly pitcher awards bestowed on them in one season, that coming in 2011. Three of those four honors went to Kyle Hendricks ’12, who was the major league ERA leader last year and helped the Chicago Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years.