Carlson said working with Dulin this early season has opened his eyes. “Coach has been incredible in giving me confidence that I can succeed,” said Carlson, who now resides in Lawrence. “I feel like a different pitcher now.”
Other locals helping Fisher
Coach Dulin, who in the past has made it a point to recruit players from the Merrimack Valley, said it’s been a few years since he had a big contingent of locals on his squad.
“We were losing out on guys who were going south to play at different junior colleges,” said Dulin, whose brother Todd is the baseball coach at North Andover High. “Fortunately for us, they went south, experienced success at the collegiate level, and now have decided put on this uniform for their last two years.”
Others who have joined Carlson are Moises Melo, a senior out of Methuen.
“He is our only senior who has been with us for all four years,” said Dulin. “He is coming close to breaking the all-time games pitched record at Fisher College.”
Dominic Zaher, a junior out of Chelmsford, has been a three-year starter and mainstay in the lineup.
“Our new additions this year have played a big role in our early success and have bolstered a team that won 35 games last spring,” said Dulin. “Ramcy Lora (of Lawrence) has come here for his senior year. He spent last season with NAIA World Series participant, Rogers State University (in Oklahoma). Lora has been a good leader and will be solid catcher for us.
“Sander Vargas (of Lawrence) came to us from Trinidad State and has been a solid all-around at shortstop,” said Dulin. “And Victor Mendez, with Shawn Carlson, make up two parts of our Big Three in the rotation..”
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