BEAUMONT, Texas – Lamar’s Anthony Moore drove a walk-off single off the right field fence in the 17th inning Saturday night to end the longest baseball game in school history and give the Cardinals a 5-4 victory and a doubleheader sweep of Maine. They also won the first game 6-1.
HOUSTON, Texas – Kyle Livingstone hit a two-run homer in the top of the sixth to give Texas State a four-run cushion, and the Bobcats closed out Friday night’s home opener against the Houston Cougars with a 6-0 victory at Cougar Field. Continue reading →
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— University of Maine is the favorite of the head coaches to capture the 2010 America East Baseball Championship in what would be the Black Bears’ first conference title since 2006. Maine, which finished fifth in 2009, garnered three of a possible five first-place votes and 23 total points. Head coaches were not permitted to vote for their own teams.
Stony Brook University, the 2008 America East Champion, was selected second with two first-place votes and 21 points, and Binghamton University, last year’s regular-season and tournament champion, finished third with the final first-place vote and 19 points. University at Albany (13 points), University of Hartford (9) and UMBC (5) rounded out the six-team poll.
Adam Clark of the Maine Campus has an excellent article previewing the 2010 Maine Black Bears season. In 2009, they went 32-23 overall while going 13-11 in America East play as they were started out with a 7-1 conference record before fading down the stretch losing 10 out of their last 16 to miss out on the conference playoffs. They have a tough schedule which includes a series against Oregon State and North Carolina whil also making a season opening trip to Lamar on February 19th.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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 →