BOONE - Former Ram baseball standout Dillon Dobson capped his phenomenal freshman season at Appalachian State with recongition from the Southern Conference.
Dobson, a 2012 graduate from Starmount, garnered All-Freshman Team honors from the league after a stellar first year, and was one of only five Mountaineers to make the all-conference teams.
After appearing in all 54 games for ASU, including 53 starts, Dobson hit .252 with a team-high six home runs and 28 RBIs, while scoring 40 runs. The freshman added 10 doubles and two triples, while stealing 10 bases on 15 attempts.
While starting primarily at first base, Dobson only committed five errors in 436 chances for a field percentage of .989, good for third on the team for players with at least 130 chances.
The Boonville native helped Appalachian to a 30-24 overall record on the year, including a 13-14 mark in the rugged Southern Conference.
Dobson and the Mountaineers upset regular-season champion Western Carolina in last week’s SoCon Tournament, advancing to the semifinals before falling to No. 4 The Citadel 8-6 Saturday afternoon.
Down the road in Cullowhee, former Starmount teammate Alex Barr finished off a solid freshman season for rival Western.
Barr appeared in 13 games for the Catamounts, picking up a pair of wins with a 6.62 ERA. The Hamptonville native allowed 13 runs in 17.2 innings of work, while striking out 19 batters.
Dillon Bray, the third member of Starmount’s Division I trio from 2012, did not see action during his freshman year for Western.
Barr and Bray found themselves in the middle of a deep Western pitching rotation that powered the Catamounts to the SoCon title with a 39-20 overall record and 23-7 league mark.
Statistics provided by GoASU.com and CatamountSports.com.
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