When it comes to utility players in college baseball, University of Southern Maine's Jake Dexter is the best in New England. So say the selectors of the Player of the Year Award for D3baseball.com.

Dexter has been named New England Region Player of the Year for his play as a second baseman and pitcher.

The (30-15) Huskies made it to the NCAA Regional title game before bowing to Swarthmore College late Sunday night.

Dexter the hitter batted .382 with 13 doubles, three HRs, 30 RBI and had a .429 on base percentage.

Dexter the pitcher won five games, had 13 saves, struck out 47 in 44 innings and his ERA was 2.44.

Earlier in the month, Dexter was named Little East Conference Player of the Year.


Player of the Year: Jake Dexter, UTL, Jr., Southern Maine
Pitcher of the Year: Matt Cronin, SP, Sr., Mass-Dartmouth
Rookie of the Year: Shayne Audet, SP, New England College
Coach of the Year: Matt Noone, Babson

NOTE: USM outfielder Devin Warren, also from Messalonskee HS, was selected to the All New England 2nd Team.

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