BY TRAVIS LAZARCZYK STAFF WRITER | centralmaine.com
SANFORD — It was the top of the ninth inning, and Sanford Mainers pitcher Jake Dexter took the mound. As Dexter warmed up using his sidearm delivery, the chords of Jimi Hendrix’s version of “All Along The Watchtower” began to echo throughout Goodall Park. The song was slightly ominous and foreshadowing, and was the perfect entrance music for Dexter. If what the Messalonskee High School grad has done to hitters throughout the New England Collegiate Baseball League this summer is a harbinger of his upcoming season at the University of Southern Maine, hitters throughout the Little East Conference also will squirm when they hear Hendrix cover Bob Dylan.
“He’s a matchup nightmare for teams. I don’t think anybody likes to see 13 (Dexter’s number) warming up in the bullpen,” Chris Morris, Sanford’s manager, said.