New Hampshire Hardball honors Dartmouth’s Cox

HANOVER — As part of its preseason college baseball coverage, has ranked college baseball players by their position with Dartmouth junior Tyler Cox earning a top-50 ranking at shortstop entering the 2023 season. Cox the 2022 Ivy League Rookie of the Year and Blair Bat Award winner, came in at No. 46 on the list, the only Ivy Leaguer to make the cut.

A native of Valley Glen, California, Cox was the catalyst at the top of the 2022 Big Green offense that averaged 7.16 runs per game, the program’s highest output in 13 years. The All-Ivy League First Team selection hit .402/.452/.484 while starting all 43 games, ranking fifth in the country in hits per game (1.72), ninth in toughest to strike out (once every 15.3 at-bats) and 10th in batting average. Cox also tied a program record with 74 hits as he became the first Dartmouth player to top .400 for a season in 18 years, stroking 10 doubles, a triple and a home run to go with 40 RBIs and a team-high 41 runs scored. In Ivy League play, he hit a whopping .464 with a .514 on-base percentage while playing his position with equal success, committing  one error in the 21 games for a .987 fielding percentage.

Dartmouth, which opens its season with a three-game series at preseason No. 22/8 Miami beginning Feb. 24, completed the 2022 season with a 24-19 overall record and 14-7 mark in the Ivy League. The Big Green was picked to finish right where it ended up last year in the conference (third) by


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