Final Four bound, Milton High baseball earns another signature win

MILTON – Nicknames are earned, not given.

Or maybe Ryan is Dexter’s alter ego.

Regardless, the Milton High senior got him for his clutch performances like those he had in the Division 2 Elite Eight.

“We call him ‘Bright Lights’ Dexter,” said coach Brendan Morrissey. “The boy loves the bright lights.”

The first baseman went 2 for 2 with a walk in the top-seeded Wildcats’ 8-3 win over No. 9 Leominster at Cunningham Park on Saturday. With the win, Milton (20-3) will go up against No. 4 North Attleboro (18-5) in the Division 2 Final Four. Date, time and place are yet to be announced.

“He always makes it big,” Morrissey said of Dexter. “He’s been doing this since last year and he’s having a lot of fun making it big for his teammates.”

Milton's Ryan Dexter celebrates on Saturday 11th

Dexter broke the game up in the fourth inning when he shot an RBI double that gave Milton an impressive 8-1 lead.

“It’s great to help the team, especially when we have such good pitchers,” Dexter said. “They close it almost every game, so it feels good to help them.”

The word “good” in relation to the Wildcats’ staff of golden arms (Charlie Walker, Brian Foley, Owen McHugh and Thomas Mitchell) is an understatement.

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