MLB Draft Week: Will Dexter Name Be Called?
Despite getting knocked out of their conference tournament and not getting a NCAA at-large bid, the USM Huskies will finish the year ranked 25th in the nation.
The D3baseball.com/NCBWA season ending poll puts national champion Trinity(Texas) as #1. Tufts(#13) and USM are the only New England Division III schools to make the final poll.
Now USM baseball observers focus on this week's MLB Amateur Draft which starts Thursday. Will Huskies SS Sam Dexter get picked? Will he get signed by a team after the draft?
Dexter(Messalonskee HS) finished his career at USM as a two-time All-American. He batted .404 with 5 HR and 44 RBI. Dexter stole 19 bases. Lontime USM coach Ed Flaherty has called Dexter this most talented player he has coached.
The MLB draft is 40 rounds and is conducted Tursday through Saturday.
2016 D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25, Final
|#||School (1st votes)||Rec||Pts||Prev.|
|1||Trinity (Texas) (25)||44-7||625||3|
|7||St. John Fisher||39-13||469||25|
|19||North Central (Ill.)||31-12||115||16|
Dropped out: No. 18. Whtworth, No. 19 , Wartburg, No. 22 Occidental, No. 23 Wheaton (Mass.), No. 24 Misericordia.
Others receiving votes: Kean 71, Occidental 59, Whitworth 50, Mass.-Boston 47, Wartburg 46, Wheaton (Mass.) 38, Luther 34, Texas-Tyler 29, Misericordia 29, St. Scholastica 21, Buena Vista 18, Thomas More 18, Frostburg St. 16, Washington (Mo.) 14, Marietta 12, Otterbein 11, Case Western Reserve 8, Grinnell 8, Johns Hopkins 8, McDaniel 7, St. Thomas (Minn.) 5, Ithaca 1.