31 James Dalton
31 James Dalton
Birth Date: 11/22/1985
Height: 5-11
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Apopka, FL
High School: Apopka
Position: LHP

NOTABLES Returning All-American and Little East Conference Pitcher of the Year ... Expected to be the ace of the staff ... Will be a weekend starter and see a good bulk of innings once again ... Enters the season ranked tied for seventh all-time in career wins.

2010 Enjoyed one of the greatest pitching seasons in UMass Boston history en route to being named a Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-America Third Team as well as only the second hurler in school history to be named the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Year ... Led the LEC with a 2.82 earned run average, while topping the league with an 8-2 record to establish a new Beacons' mark for win, 83 innings pitched, six complete games and a UMB all-time best three shutouts ... Ranked second in the conference with 72 strikeouts, which is the second-highest mark in a season for a Beacon, while placing third in among league leaders with a .246 (77-313) opponents batting average against ... Proved to be one of the most durable pitchers in the league with 7.55 innings pitched per nine innings and kept base runners honest with three pickoffs to stand fourth in the conference ... Was extremely tough with runners on base, holding opponents to a .203 (30-148) batting mark ... After falling in his first appearance of the season, won eight straight decisions from March 18 through May 19 ... Hurled at least five innings in every start this season, while allowing three or fewer runs in all but three of his 11 outings ... Was named the LEC Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 5-11 and struck out six or more batters in eight outings, including at least seven in six-game stretch from April 10 through May 19 over which he was exceptional on the mound, going 6-0 with five complete games, a pair of shutouts and a miniscule 1.38 ERA, on top of allowing just 32 hits for a meager .178 (32-180) opponents batting mark while giving up just 19 walks to go with 49 strikeouts over 52 1/3 innings pitched during the stretch ... Two of his starts and wins were playoff tournament openers, giving the Beacons its first win of the Little East Conference Tournament in a five-hit, 11-0 shutout over Rhode Island College, while fanning eight batters and walking four in nine innings on May 13 before he came back the following week to strike out a career-best nine batters, while yielding three earned runs on four hits and three walks to defeat number 21 nationally-ranked Wheaton College (MA) in the first game of the NCAA Division III New England Regional Tournament on May 19 ... On May 28, got the start in UMass Boston's first-ever appearance in the Division III College Baseball World Series in Appleton, WI vs. Linfield College.

2005: Turned in an outstanding freshman campaign with Division II University of South Carolina Upstate ... Ranked third on the squad with a 2.85 earned run average and placed second on the team in victories with a 6-3 record in 25 appearances, including one starting assignment ... Batters hit .243 (55-226) for the second-lowest mark on the staff ... Tied for the team lead with five saves and struck out 72 batters to stand second on the squad, while walking just 27 ... Enjoyed four consecutive scoreless outings totaling 10 innings without yielding a run from April 3-14 ... Struck out multiple batters in 18 different relief appearances ... Tossed multiple innings in 16 different relief outings, including nine efforts with three or more innings ... Threw 4 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, while allowing just two hits and a walk to go with a career-high seven strikeouts to pick up a win vs. Mars Hill College on March 2 ... Fanned six batters in 4 2/3 scoreless innings and allowed three hits and a walk to earn his first collegiate win at University of South Carolina Aiken on February 12 ... Threw 10 2/3 innings over a span of three relief appearances ... Closed out the season by allowing just one run in his final 17 1/3 innings of work over his final seven outings from April 3-23.

Personal/High School: Four-year letterwinner for Apopka High School ... Pitched for Division II University of South Carolina Upstate and attended Tallahassee Community College ... Born November 22, 1985 ... Majoring in engineering/physics and would like to pursue a career as a civil engineer ... Enjoys cooking and traveling.