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Maine continues Renovations at Mahaney Diamond


MahaneyDiamond ORONO, Maine — University of Maine athletic director Blake James and head baseball coach Steve Trimper are pleased to announce continuing renovations at Mahaney Diamond.

After completing a major overhaul one year ago by installing Fieldturf as the playing surface, state-of-the-art dugouts are now in the process of being constructed. The new dugouts will expand the current dugouts by an additional 16 feet, and add new drainage. Work began on the project in late December and is expected to be completed before Maine’s home opener against Lehigh on March 26th.

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2011 Early Signing Day Releases for November 13th

BillKinnebergUtah Here are the releases of 2011 Early Signings Day for November 13th.

Utah signs Eight for 2011

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg announced the signing of eight student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. Five high school players and three junior college transfers will join the Utes next season. Coming from high school are Trey Nielsen (3B, Skyline HS, Utah), Cory Hunt (2B, Jordan HS, Utah), Ben Mordini (RHP, Cherry Creek HS, Colo.), Luke West (RHP, Juan Diego Catholic HS, Utah), Josh Alexander (OF, Mountain Pointe HS, Arizona) while James Brooks (SS/Utility, Cochise College, Arizona), Derek Christensen (RHP, SLCC, Utah) and Dustin Hobbs (RHP/Yavapai College) are the junior college transfers.

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Mike Cole added to Maine Coaching Staff


MikeCole ORONO, Maine – University of Maine baseball coach Steve Trimper announced today that Mike Cole has been named an assistant coach of the Black Bears. Cole comes to Maine after spending the past season as an assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Vermont.

"Mike is a wonderful addition to our staff," said Trimper. "It’s great to be reunited with him once again. Known as a tireless recruiter and teacher, he will be a tremendous asset to our infielders and hitters."

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Former Maine coach John Winkin’s “Passion to Win”

John Winkin with Gary Thorne (Bangor Daily News Photo by Michael York)

John Winkin with Gary Thorne (Bangor Daily News Photo by Michael York)

The Bangor Daily News has an excellent article on former Maine coach John Winkin who took the Black Bears to the College World Series six times with the most recent appearance in 1986. He also coached at Colby College of Waterville ME and Husson College of Bangor ME during his 53 year career from 1954-2007. He was able to accumlate over 1,000 victories combined with the three schools. He finished his coaching career in 2007 when he suffered a stroke on his daily walk in Bangor. Continue reading

Newspaper Recap for March 11th

Here are some of the most interesting articles from around the nation for March 11th.

The first article is about FSU football player D’Vontrey Richardson is giving College Baseball another try after taking last season off from the FSU baseball program. The next article is about URI baseball coach Jim Foster raising $54,000 for new batting cages and other things for his baseball program by giving away season tickets for the Boston Red Sox. The next article is about Orange Coast College baseball player Trevor McDonald has been hospitalized with a flesh eating virus for the last two weeks. Tyler Cleveland of the student paper of Southern Miss talks with Corky Palmer after Southern Miss was manhandled over the weekend by Cal-State Fullerton. The next interesting article talks about the major upset of the Netherlands over the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Curt Smith who was an All-American at Maine a couple of years ago had a key part in the 11th inning come back. The next article comes from Rivals editor Kendall Rogers who talks about Baylor’s pitching staff coming of age. Continue reading

2009 America East Coaches Poll

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— Last year’s regular season champion, Binghamton University, barely edged out the defending tournament champion, Stony Brook University, to claim the top spot in the 2009 America East Baseball Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Bearcats received four of a possible six votes and garnered 34 points, while the Seawolves claimed the remaining three votes and finished with 33 points. Head coaches were not permitted to vote for their own teams. Continue reading

2009 College Baseball Schedules-12/22


The CBB is still gathering the last of the 2009 College Baseball Schedules. One of our loyal readers sent us the LaSalle schedules and we have come across a few more today. Pittsburgh, LaSalle, Akron, Alabama-Birmingham, Maine, UMass, and Southeast Missouri State. If you are looking for a DIV I, II, III, or the NAIA schedules we have them all up top in the drop down menu and on the right.

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College Baseball News and Notes 09/26

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations  ORU senior first baseman Mike Notaro

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations ORU senior first baseman Mike Notaro

Golden Eagles Begin Fall Practice

The Oral Roberts University baseball team has begun fall practice in preparation for the 2009 season, where the Golden Eagles look to claim their 12th consecutive conference championship.

ORU’s fall practice runs through mid-October, with intrasquad scrimmages at J.L. Johnson Stadium held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The scrimmages are free and open to the public.
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