ORONO, Maine — Games at Clemson and the University of Florida highlight the 2015 University of Maine baseball scheduled, released on Thursday, Oct. 30. A competitive non-conference slate lead the Black Bears into the America East Conference schedule.
“We are really excited about the 2015 schedule,” said Maine head coach Steve Trimper. “We will be challenged right away against some of the top programs in the country. I feel that the competitive early schedule will really get us well prepared for America East play. We are very excited about this young talented team and we are anxious to see them tested against top competition.” Continue reading
VESTAL, N.Y. – Two-time defending America East champion Binghamton baseball will open its 2015 season at SEC member Auburn. The Bearcats will start their 55-game spring slate with the three-game set on February 13-15 in Alabama.
The Auburn series kicks off six consecutive weeks of road travel for BU, which will play its first 25 games away from home before hosting America East foe UMass Lowell on April 4-5. Binghamton plays a three-game series at CAA power William & Mary on February 20-22 – the first of three straight weekend trips to the state of Virginia. The Tribe won 34 games before falling in the conference championship game last spring.
Three-game sets at Radford and VMI precede BU’s conference-opening series at Stony Brook on March 14-15.
“Our first four weekends of non-conference play are both exciting and quite challenging,” 23th-year head coach Tim Sinicki said. “Quality opponents from the SEC, Big South, Colonial and Southern Conference will certainly give us a chance to see where we are as a team heading into America East Conference play.” Continue reading
West Hartford, Conn. – Hartford baseball coach Justin Blood announced a 53-game schedule for his fourth season at the helm of the Hawks in 2015. The schedule includes 44 dates, highlighted by eight games against NCAA Tournament teams from 2014.
“This is a challenging schedule, but one that we feel we are ready for,” said Blood. “The Duke, Virginia and BYU trips will give us an early idea of where we stand. I’m also excited about the opportunity to face off against Boston College and Bryant in non-conference series. It should be a very competitive year in the America East as well. Most importantly we have to stay focused on the next four months of class work, training and skill development.” Continue reading
Stony Brook, N.Y. – The Stony Brook University Department of Athletics has unveiled the new 5,000-square foot Seawolves Hitting Facility that will serve the indoor practice needs of the baseball and softball teams. The Seawolves Hitting Facility is located in the Indoor Sports Complex adjacent to Pritchard Gymnasium and was funded by the generous gift of an anonymous donor.
“Our mission at Stony Brook is to provide student-athletes with the tools that they need in order to achieve success in everything that they do,” Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron said. “The new hitting facility is as nice as any that I’ve seen in the country and is a game-changer for our current and future baseball and softball student-athletes.” Continue reading
Former Hartford LHP Sean Newcomb final appearance with the Hawks was a dominating performance against Binghamton when he went seven innings allowing two hits and only one unearned run while striking out 14 batters.(Full Recap) Continue reading
Stony Brook’s Joshua Mason dives back to first base during the 2014 America East Tournament in Lowell, Massachusetts against the Hartford Hawks.
On Saturday evening, longtime Maine baseball coach John Winkin passed away at the age of 94. Steve Solloway of The Portland Press Herald has a remembrance of him and his outstanding career with the Black Bears and other collegiate programs. Continue reading
Nebraska 8 Binghamton 6
Stillwater, Okla. – Trailing by one run and two outs away from the end of the 2014 season, Nebraska’s offense rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning on its way to a 8-6 win over the Binghamton Bearcats in an elimination game on Saturday afternoon at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. The No. 19 Huskers are now 41-20 on the year, and will continue NCAA Tournament play tomorrow at 12:05 p.m. against the loser of tonight’s game between Cal State Fullerton and Oklahoma State. Continue reading