Maine adds Cather to Coaching Staff

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

BillyCather ORONO, Maine — University of Maine baseball coach Steve Trimper announced recently that Billy Cather (Worcester, Mass.) will serve as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2010 season. Cather, Maine’s centerfielder for the past three years, wrapped up a standout career for the Black Bears in 2009.

Cather is expected to help in all aspect of the Black Bear baseball program this spring.

Cather saw action in 193 career games for the Black Bears, starting 179. Cather, who served as a captain for the Black Bears during the 2009 season, was a two-time America East Second Team honoree. In 2007, he earned a spot on the America East All-Tournament Team.

Cather finished his career with a .323 batting average. He scored 146 career runs with 31 doubles, 13 home runs and a pair of triples. He drove in 100 runs in his career and stole 60 bases.

Cather was selected in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft in the 33rd round by the Washington Nationals. He also won back-to-back New England Collegiate Baseball League Championships with the Vermont Mountaineers in the summers of 2007 and 2008.

Cather graduated in December 2009. He has been named a Maine Scholar-Athlete Award winner and also named to the America East Academic Honor Roll.