Preview for the 2017 season
The Dexter Tigers Baseball team is looking to improve upon a semi-final appearance from the previous year to make a deeper run this season. The Tigers are returning a majority of their roster having only lost three seniors. A strong point for the team will come from the mound with a majority of the pitching staff returning a year older, and a year stronger. The pitching staff will be led by Jacob Bickford, and Brayden Miller but with the change in pitching rules(innings pitched to total pitches) the Tigers will benefit from having a deep pitching rotation. The roster will again be filled by mostly underclassmen as the Tigers only have two seniors on the roster. A few key players to watch this season would be senior Brayden Miller, and junior Jacob Bickford. Not only are they solid pitchers they are great all around players. Miller averaged a batting average of 367, which also landed him on second team all-conference. Bickford won a playoff game last year on the mound for Dexter, and looks to use the confidence he gained from that win for this upcoming season. He will be asked to perform as the Ace this year for the Tigers. The Tigers schedule is filled with solid teams in their division which will constantly test the Tigers and will let them test themselves against the top teams in the league. A welcomed challenge, the Tigers are excited to start the season and get on the field. With the numbers coming back and the amount of pitching on the roster, it is very possible the Tigers go 10-6 this season with a playoff birth and deep run possible.
2017 Baseball Write-ups
Mattanawcook Academy 10 at Dexter 2
April 24, 2017
At Dexter, the Lynx from Lincoln used a 10 hit attack to beat Dexter.
Carter Ward had a double, single and then a triple to send in three runs for MA.
For Dexter Jacob Bickford had a hit and scored the only two runs of the night.
April 25, 2017
Dexter 6 at Bucksport 5
At Bucksport, Brayden Miller hit a double and Jake Bickford doubled and singled with an RBI. For Bucksport Andy Allan hit three singles and an RBI and Tanner Stenger hit a single and double with a RBI. Cam Grindle also singled once. Brayden Miller sealed the game with a homer in the top of the seventh to take the Tigers ahead to win.
April 28, 2017
Penquis 4 at Dexter 13
At Dexter, Tylor Handy and Matt Hansome each had singles to send in a pair of runs to lead Dexter, Brayden Miller had a hit and he also scored three times in the win over Penquis.
Cam Bailey and Justin Valvo each had a single and scored a run for Penquis.
May 3, 2017
Dexter 1 at Orono 4
Kohle Parker and Jackson Coutts both doubled and Parker also had a single.
Tylor Handy and Brayden Miller all singled. The Tigers allowed four unearned runs. The Tigers fall to 3-2 on the season, with GSA next on the schedule.
GSA vs. Dexter (Awaiting Score)
Dexter at Mattanawcook (Awaiting Score)
May 10, 2017
Orono 6 at Dexter 1
Noah White pitched a complete game two hitter striking out 14 of Dexter's players. Nate Desisto hit a single.
Ryan Davis hit a single for Dexter.
(Jason Campbell II)
May 12, 2017
Central 0 at Dexter 2
At Dexter, Jacob Bickford pitched a complete game to shutout the Red Devils while hitting a single twice to lead Dexter to the win against Central.
Andrew Speed paced the Red Devils with a single. In the bottom of the sixth the third baseman for the Red Devils made an error with runners on second and third for the Tigers. This would lead to both of them scoring to ultimately win the game for the Tigers.
May 15, 2017
Dexter at Penquis
May 17, 2017
PCHS 2 at Dexter 12
At Dexter, Jacob Bickford got three hits to lead Dexter ahead. Zach White and Brayden Miller each recorded two hits for Dexter.
Cam Kain singled for Guilford.
May 19, 2017
George Stevens Academy 2 at Dexter 1
At Dexter, Beckett Slayton led the way for the GSA with two hits and two runs scored, Jacob Keenan drove in the two runs. Taylor Schildroth pitched a complete game only giving up one run which lead Blue Hill the win against Dexter.
For Dexter, Zach White hit a single and scored while freshman Nathan Richards chipped in with two hits.
(Jason Campbell II)
May 20, 2017
Dexter 4 at George Stevens Academy 1
At Blue Hill, Jacob Bickford singled twice and drove in a run, while Brayden Miller contributed by hitting a triple for the Tigers in the win against George Stevens Academy.
Tyler McKenney drove in GSA’s run with a single and Jacob Keenan had two singles.
May 22, 2017
Foxcroft 6 at Dexter 1
Nathan Richards singled for Dexter’s only point.
Chandler Rockwell hit a triple and a single to give the ponies a lead. Jacob Olsen also hit two singles.
(Jason Campbell II)
May 23, 2017
Dexter 0 at Foxcroft 14
At Dover-Foxcroft, Billy Brock pitched four scoreless innings and Jacob Redmond and Tyler Shaw had a pair of hits to lead the Ponies past Dexter. Levi Stedman tripled, Ryan Vienneau and Ryan Laffin pitched a scoreless inning in the win.
Nathan Richards and Logan Perkins each had a single for Dexter.
May 24, 2017
Dexter 12 at Penquis 0
The Tigers jumped out to an early lead and Penquis couldn’t do anything to slow them down. The Tigers ended the blowout with 12 runs to Penquis 0.
May 31, 2017
Dexter 11 at Guilford 1
Gage Stone singled three times and Jacob Bickford singled twice.
Kyle Kain hit a single for Guilford.
(Jason Campbell II)
June 1, 2017
Dexter 4 at Mattanawcook 2
At Lincoln, Nathan Richards pitched a four-hitter and Dexter railed three runs in the top of the seventh to beat the Lynx. Brayden Miller had two hits and Matt Hanscome and Matt Richards each had a base hit for the Tigers to get there avenge on a early season 10-2 loss to the Lynx.
Logan Thompson led the Lynx with two singles, a double and a run-batted in. J.J. Clements pitched a complete-game five-hitter for MA.
June 2, 2017
Dexter 4 vs Bucksport 1
June 8, 2017
Dexter 2 at Lincoln 1
At Lincoln, Jacob Bickford allowed three hits and struck out nine. Bickford also singled, doubled and scored a run for the Tigers. Zach White and Brayden Miller had an RBI. Miller also added two singles. The pitchers for the game were Jacob Bickford and Matt Richards for Dexter and Arnold and Hanscom for Lincoln.
June 10, 2017
Dexter 6 vs Fort Kent 4
At Dexter, Brayden Miller hit a dinger getting two runs at the end of the game giving the Tigers a victory to send them to the regional championship game. Miller also added a single gaining two runs for the Tigers. Pitchers for the game were Daigle, Paradis (7) and Soucy for Fort Kent and Richard, Miller (6) and Richards for Dexter.