UConn-Avery Point head coach Roger Bidwell will be honored by the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Association with the 2011 Gold Key Award. Bidwell coached the UConn-Avery Point baseball team to the 2010 NJCAA Division 2 final where they lost to LSU-Eunice 10-2. Bidwell has spent the last 29 seasons in charge of the program going 828-327-7 overall while making the team a perennial NJCAA playoff contender. Continue reading
According to multiple sources, The University of Maine has picked up four transfers for the 2008 season. Joe Mercurio is coming from Illinois where he was the backup to All-American catcher Lars Davis. Mercurio was only able to get into eleven games while only starting three games. (The Baseball Zealot has more on Mercurio.) The Black Bears also picked up High Point University right-hander Joe Miller. he pitched in only six games in 2007 while making one start with no record and a 8.31 ERA. The other two players are Greg Doogan and Tony Patane who played with UConn-Avery Point in 2007. Doogan is a 6’5 230 pound right-hander while Patane is a 6’0 shortstop from New Milford CT. It should be interesting to see how this Maine program does under second year head coach Steve Trimper who led the program to a disappointing 22-31 record in his first year.