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
This was my second straight year making the trek to Lowell, Massachusetts to take in the America East Tournament. Here are some of my thoughts about the tournament and other things. Continue reading
Shaun McGraw went 2-4 with a homer and 2 RBI as he helped lead the Binghamton Bearcats to a 6-3 victory over Maine in Game 3 of the America East Tournament.
The Maine Black Bears came out in the first inning with two runs scored on a Scott Heath RBI triple and a Troy Black single to center. Continue reading
Anthony Italiano ripped a line drive down the left field line that brought home Casey Baker from second to give the Seawolves the early 2-1 win and helped lead them to a 4-1 victory.
The game lived up to the fanfare as Stony Brook’s Frankie Vanderka and Tommy Lawrence dueled throughout the game. Vanderka gave up only one run on eight hits while pitching the complete game. Lawrence gave up four runs (three earned) on nine hits while pitching eight innings. Continue reading
Jared Hager of the America East Conference and myself recorded a Google Hangout to discuss the upcoming 2014 season. You can check out the full video below.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — For the first time in America East baseball history, two teams were selected as co-preseason favorites as Binghamton University and Stony Brook University tied atop the 2014 preseason coaches’ poll. Both teams received three first-place votes and 31 points in a vote of the league’s head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own team. Continue reading
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ORONO, Maine– Series with the University of Miami and Clemson University highlight a competitive non-conference University of Maine baseball schedule, released recently. Following the series with Clemson, Maine plays 15 games in Florida before returning north for the always challenging America East Conference slate.
“The 2014 schedule is set up for us to be challenged early physically and mentally to prepare us for our America East conference games as we come back to the northeast,” said Maine head coach Steve Trimper. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily kicks off our countdown to the start of the 2014 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
The first player on the list checking in at number 100 is Maine infielder Alex Calbick. The Burnaby, British Columbia native attended Burnaby Secondary school where he hit.390 as a senior with one home run and 38 RBI and as a junior, batted .333 with a home run and 29 RBI while being a member of the Canadian Junior National Team. Continue reading
By: Jodi Pontbriand
KINGSTON, R.I. — Binghamton’s Jake Lambert stole the show as he cruised through eight shutout innings in the Bearcats’ 4-0 win over top-seeded Maine, Sunday afternoon in the America East title game. Pitching on just three days rest after hurling a complete-game, two-hit shutout against Albany on Wednesday, the senior starter and tournament MVP fanned seven batters while allowing just five hits and one walk to lead BU to its second conference championship in five years. Continue reading
Lowell, MA— (1)Maine eliminated (4)Stony Brook with a 3-1 win in game five of the America East Conference tournament. On the mound for the Black Bears was Mike Connolly who gave up eight hits for one run through a complete nine innings. Strong hitters for Maine include; Michael Fransoso (2 for 4) picking up two RBIs and scoring once, Sam Balzano (1 for 4) scoring once, and Eric White (3 for 4) accounted for all six of Maine’s hits. Continue reading