By Bill Tamburrino
Beau Sulser had a very good week both on the baseball diamond and as a result of his efforts in the classroom. He is truly a scholar/athlete.
In the baseball lexicon, a Bulldog is a pitcher who wants the ball and goes right at hitters. Beau is a Bulldog.
As a pitcher, Sulser, limited Vista, a top five team, to two earned runs and threw five consecutive shutout innings while striking out six. He went the distance against El Camino and picked up the win as he struck out a season high 12 Wildcats and limited them to five hits.
As a hitter, Beau went 4-for-4 with a school record four doubles and two RBI in a 9-7 win over Escondido. He went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI in the controversial loss to Rancho Buena Vista, also a team in the top five n the CIF.
Beau is hitting .405 on the season with a home run and a team high seven doubles. He has three stolen bases. The Bulldog leads the team in innings pitched, appearances and saves (2). He has fanned 31 in 31 innings and has two wins.
During the week Beau learned that he had been accepted to Dartmouth University in New Hampshire and will join his brother on the team next season.
He gives his mother, Pixie, credit for encouraging him to do well in the classroom and his father, Roy, for helping him on the baseball diamond. “I don’t know if they planned it that way but it worked out well.”
Pixie Sulser is a teacher and Roy Sulser was a teacher before he went into business for himself. Beau credits his dad for teaching him the basics of baseball and teaching him to play the game the way it is supposed to be played.
Beau’s brother, Cole, is at Dartmouth and is red shirting this season while he rehabilitates from arm surgery. “He is the captain of the team and travels with the team and helps with the pitching staff. I have never been on the same team with my brother so that will be very exciting.”
Beau intends to major in economics at Dartmouth. He wants to pursue a career in the business part of baseball and eventually end up in a front office.
Besides playing baseball, he has been in the ASB leadership class and works every day as a peer tutor for students with severe disabilities.
“That is the class that I enjoy the most,” he said. “Mr. Marshall is a great teacher and he has inspired me to do well as a peer tutor.”
For his efforts as a pitcher, hitter, scholar, leader, and humanitarian, Beau Sulser is the Ramona Sentinel Athlete of the Week.