Baseball-End Of The Year Recap

Baseball-End Of The Year Recap

In head coach Ernie May's first season at the helm, the Dean College Bulldogs baseball team finished the 2017 season with a 16-15-2 record.

Dean started slow, dropping their first five games and five out of the next seven to finish March at 3-10.  The Bulldogs rebounded strongly in April, ripping off an eight game win streak and later evening their record at .500 with a big win over Lasell College on April 20th.

Dean closed out the year with a win ovr Maine- Presque Isle and a win over Newbury College on the last weekend of the season. 

Dean was 10-3-2 at Longley field and 5-9 on the road.  They went 1-3 at neutral sites.  The team bat .313 on the year with a .427 OBP and .466 slugging.  They hit 19 home runs as a group.  In 253 innings pitched, they allowed 326 hits and 249 runs (210 earned).  Their team ERA was 7.47.

Ivan Vazquez led the Bulldogs with a .407 average in 59 at bats.  He had 2 doubles, 5 homers and 14 RBI while scoring 15 runs.

Christopher Wood batted .404 in 99 at bats, ripping 9 doubles, 2 triples, and three homers and driving in 29.

Mitch Leblanc, Daniel Blazejewski, John Cerretani, Conor Callery, Timothy Lombardi, and Retsyn Ootton all batted over .300 on the year.

Christian Ponce led the Bulldogs with 36.2 innings pitched.  He allowed 38 hits and 24 runs (15 earned) for a 3.68 ERA, while striking out 18 on his way to a 3-1 record in 9 appearances.

Victor Paiva JR finished 3-3 on the year in 9 appearances.  He had a 6.47 ERA, allowing 29 earned runs and striking out 32.

Jason Bottone appeared in 7 games, going 3-2 with a 7.38 ERA.  He allowed 69 hits hits and 42 runs (35 earned) while striking out 19.