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Dec 31, 2011
Season Opener
• Dartmouth begins its 150th season of varsity baseball with three games at Miami.
• The last meetings between the two schools led to the Big Green taking two of three from the Hurricanes six years ago with both Dartmouth victories coming via a shutout.
• Head coach Bob Whalen enters his 34th year (33rd season due to the cancellation of the 2021 season) with an overall record of 626-610-3. He is one of just six Ivy League coaches in any sport to win 600 games at one school, and his 348 conference wins are the most ever in the Ancient Eight.
• The Big Green posted a 24-19 overall record last year and 14-7 mark in the Ivy League, its 12th winning record in conference play over the last 13 seasons.
• Dartmouth's record in the league over those 13 seasons is 170-92-1 for a .648 winning percentage, the best among Ivy teams.
• The Green are 14-18 in season openers under Whalen, losing the most recent opener at Louisville last year, 19-5, though the Green did beat the Cardinals the following day, 6-4.
• As usual, Dartmouth will play the first month-plus of the season outside of Hanover — a total of 17 games — before finally getting the opportunity to play at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park on April Fool's Day against Penn.
• Although the Big Green graduated three positional starters, they have plenty of offensive firepower back with 23 of the 35 home runs returning, led by outfielder and co-captain Kolton Freeman who hit a team-high eight long balls.
• Overall, the returning players produced a slash line of .284/.365/.426 last year.
• On the mound, Dartmouth graduated two of its three weekend starters, leaving LHP and co-captain Trystan Sarcone (6-4, 4.85) as the ace of the staff.
• Dartmouth had three alums play in the big leagues last year. Kyle Hendricks '12 is 87-61 with a 3.46 ERA in 222 career starts, helped the Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series and finished third in the Cy Young voting that year. Brothers Cole Sulser '12 and Beau Sulser '16, pitched out of the bullpen for the Marlins and for the Pirates and Orioles, respectively.

Overall Record vs. Miami
• Dartmouth is 3-4 all-time against the Hurricanes with every game coming on Miami's home field.
• The Big Green won the initial meeting in 2000, 6-5, but the 12th-ranked Hurricanes rebounded to take the three-game series.
• After Dartmouth lost in the opening game of the 2010 NCAA Regional to No. 11 Miami, 12-8, the Big Green exacted some revenge in 2017 by taking two of three from the 17th-ranked Hurricanes.
• Against current ACC teams, the Big Green sport a 61-86-1 all-time record, most of which have come against Boston College (30-40) and N.C. State (11-41-1).
• Dartmouth has played a current member of the ACC three times in an NCAA Regional, losing two-of-three to BC in 1967, and dropping the opening game in 2009 and '10 to North Carolina and Miami, respectively.
• The Green also faced Florida State in the 1970 College World Series after defeating Iowa State in the first game, but came up short against the Seminoles, 6-0.

Scouting the Hurricanes
• Miami is ranked in all five national polls this week, listed as high as eighth by Collegiate Baseball and as low as 23rd by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
• Since dropping their season opener to Penn State, the Hurricanes have won four straight contests, most recently 11-2 over Stetson and 9-3 over Indiana State this week.
• These three games will conclude Miami's season-opening eight-game homestand. Next week, it plays at Florida Atlantic before heading to Gainesville for three against seventh-ranked Florida.
• The offense has provided plenty of power thus far with 15 home runs and a .608 team slugging percentage in the first five games.
• Zach Levenson, Yohandy Morales and Blake Cyr each have three round-trippers to their credit.
• The pitching staff has posted an ERA of 3.40 while striking out 12.2 batters per nine innings.
• In the field, the defense has been solid with a .977 fielding percentage while turning four double plays and not allowing a stolen base.

Probable Starting Pitchers
• The honor of the opening-day start this year goes to fifth-year senior LHP Trystan Sarcone (6-4, 4.85 in 2022). An All-Ivy League Second Team selection, the southpaw led the Ivy League in fewest walks per nine innings (1.97) and the team in wins, strikeouts and ERA. Miami will counter with opening-day starter RHP Gage Ziehl (0-1, 22.50), who surrendered five runs in just two innings to Penn State.
• Taking the ball in game two on Saturday will be senior RHP Jack Metzger (2-2, 3.66), who led the Ivy League with six saves last year. He will be making his first career start, but he did have five outings of at least three innings last year, preparing him to get stretched out as a starter. The Hurricanes have RHP Karson Ligon (1-0, 1.35) ready to go after he hurled 6.2 innings of one-run ball in the first victory over the Nittany Lions last weekend.
• The series finale will feature a mystery starter for the Big Green. Depending on how the first two games play out, any number of pitchers could toe the slab to start the game. My guess? Either senior LHP Luke Carpenter or freshman RHP Eddie Albert (or junior RHP Brady Chappell or freshman RHP Mac Burke). Right, I don't know. A third right-hander will climb the hill for Miami in Alejandro Rosario (0-0, 3.38) who yielded two runs in 5.1 innings against Penn State and was in line to suffer the loss before C.J. Kayfus launched a two-out, two-run, walk-off homer in the ninth to clinch the series.

What's Up Next
The Big Green will travel to the USA Baseball Complex in Cary, North Carolina, for four games. After opening with Wagner on Friday, Dartmouth will take on Holy Cross and Penn State on Saturday before wrapping up the trip against Wagner again on Sunday. The matchups with the Seahawks will be the first ever between the two schools, and the Green last played the Nittany Lions in 1915. On the flip side, no team outside the Ivy League has played the Big Green more often than Holy Cross (150 games).



Great Poster
Nov 4, 2011
• The last meetings between the two schools led to the Big Green taking two of three from the Hurricanes six years ago with both Dartmouth victories coming via a shutout.

Blake James should be in prison for allowing the program to become this bad while 3 mailed it in those final few years.


Oct 25, 2013
Lol bragging on a coach for winning over 600 games but skipping that he's also lost over 600 games. Ok then.