A 6-2, 195-pound right-hander from Santa Ysabel, California, Sulser was on his game against Brown in the third of four games against the Bears this past weekend. After surrendering an unearned run in the first inning, he allowed just two base runners over the next five frames, neither of which advanced past second base. The Dartmouth offense, meanwhile, gave him a 3-1 lead that he took in the seventh and final inning.
Brown put the first two hitters on base, but Sulser came to his own rescue by making a diving catch on a popped-up bunt and throwing to first to double off the runner. It nearly became a triple play, but the throw to second arrived just a bit late to catch that runner as well. Sulser then finished off his complete game, 3-1 victory by inducing a grounder to third. He gave up just five hits and one walk while striking out eight, throwing just 88 pitches in the process.
For the season, Sulser (4-1) leads the Ivy League with a 1.45 ERA (24th nationally), striking out 36 batters and walking just four in 31.0 innings of work. He also leads the conference in WHIP (0.94) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (9.0, 10th nationally), plus ranks second in strikeouts per nine innings (10.45) and walks issued per nine innings (1.16).
Dartmouth will complete a 10-game homestand on Tuesday when Boston College (12-21) of the ACC comes to Hanover with the first pitch slated for 3:30 p.m. The game will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network with Wayne Young ’72 calling the action.
Notes: Sulser is the 10th pitcher in Big Green history to win the weekly pitching award at least twice, joining a club that his brother, Cole Sulser ’12, belongs to … the most weekly honors earned by a Dartmouth pitcher is five by current Chicago Cub Kyle Hendricks ’12, while two others won the award four times (Bob Bennett ’92 and Conor Brooks ’00).