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Dexter named to D3baseball.com All-America team

University of Southern Maine second baseman and relief pitcher Jake Dexter

University of Southern Maine second baseman and relief pitcher Jake Dexter was named to the D3baseball.com All-America team, adding to the junior's growing list of honors.

Dexter became the 10th different USM player to be honored by D3baseball.com since the All-America program began in 2007. His older brother, Sam, was a two-time All-American and was the Division III player of the year in 2015.

During the 2018 season that finished early Monday morning with a loss in the finals of the NCAA Division III New York Regional tournament, Dexter batted .382 with 13 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 30 RBI.  He also had a .511 slugging percentage, a .429 on-base percentage and was successful on seven of nine steal attempts.

On the mound, Dexter made 25 appearances, all in relief, compiling a 5-4 record with a single-season record 13 saves and a 2.44 ERA.  The right-hander worked a career-high 44 1/3 innings allowing 37 hits, 15 runs (12 earned) and 11 walks while striking out 47. In addition to setting the single-season record for saves, Dexter became the Huskies' career saves leader against Plymouth State University on April 9 and has finished the season with 26 career saves.

The Little East Conference Player of the Year, Dexter was previously named to the All-LEC first team at second base and relief pitcher.  He was also selected for the ABCA/Rawlings Division III New England All-Region and NEIBA (New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association) All-New England first teams as the utility player.

The Portland Press Herald covered the announcement by D3baseball.com, which posted a full listing of its All-America team.