Murray earns Ivy honor
- Updated: April 15, 2019
HANOVER — Dartmouth freshman right-hander Justin Murray was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week by the conference office this afternoon for his performance on the mound against Brown on Sunday. He is the third Big Green rookie to earn the honor this season.
Murray started the rubber game of the series at Brown and provided just what the Big Green needed, pitching deep into the game. The native of Charlotte, N.C., held the Bears scoreless on one hit for the first 5.2 innings and completed seven full frames, yielding two runs on four hits with a pair of walks while striking out three. He then turned the 6-2 game over to the bullpen, which preserved the 7-5 victory, Murray’s second win of the season.
Three of Murray’s teammates were named to the league honor roll for their roles in the Big Green’s series win. Seniors Sean Sullivan and Steffen Torgersen each were 6-for-13 (.462) at the plate in the three games, while sophomore southpaw Max Hunter earned a save in both contests.
Dartmouth (11-18), which plays 11 of its final 12 games at home, next hosts Middlebury College on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+ with Wayne Young ’72 and Brett Franklin calling the action.
NOTES: The other freshmen pitchers to earn the honor this season are Trystan Sarcone and Nathan Skinner. … The Big Green is currently tied for fifth place with Yale in the Ivy League standings, four games behind Columbia and three behind Penn and Harvard.