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Baseball 2017:

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 8:30 am
by MattyB
Senior shortstop, USM’s ‘best’ ever, chasing big-league dream


USM senior named New England baseball player of the year

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 6:05 am
by MattyB
GORHAM, Maine — University of Southern Maine senior shortstop Sam Dexter picked up two more honors Monday when announced its All-New England Region team and awards.

For the second straight year, Dexter was selected the New England Region Player of the Year and first team all-region shortstop.

In addition to Dexter, USM sophomore first baseman Sam Stauble was named to the all-region third team.

READ MORE: ... -the-year/

USM's Rice off to a good start in FCBL.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:33 pm
by MattyB
USM's Dalton Rice, a Graduate of Oxford Hills High School, is playing for the Martha's Vineyard Sharks, a summer wood at all-star team that plays in the the FCBL. Looks like he is off to a good start.

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SMCC: Jordan Yanni takes over as Head Coach

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:20 am
by Tom Nolette
SMCC Seawolves ‏@SMCCseawolves
Jordan Yanni takes over as Head Coach of the storied SMCC baseball program!

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine—Director of Athletics Matt Richards has announced Jordan Yanni as the next Head Coach of the well achieved baseball program at Southern Maine Community College.

Prior to joining SMCC, Yanni served as the Windham High School Varsity Assistant, coaching under the direction of Mike Fullerton, for the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

A native of Gray, Maine, Yanni began his collegiate player career at West Virginia Wesleyan, a Division II institution, as a catcher. Following the 2004 and 2005 seasons at West Virginia, Yanni returned home to join one of the nation’s elite Division III programs at the University of Southern Maine. Under the coaching of Ed Flaherty, Yanni blossomed into a defensive standout as his team reached the New England Regional tournament in 2006. Yanni graduated from USM with a degree in Business Administration in 2007.

Yanni worked as a hitting and catching instructor at Frozen Ropes Training Center for several years. He is now also employed by Leaderboard of Boston, providing sponsorship opportunities and other event services to golf tournaments throughout New England.

Director of Athletics Matt Richards stated, “Jordan comes to SMCC with an excellent background with his time at USM and coaching at the high school level. I feel the combination of those two will fit nicely with our program. I’m looking forward to working with Jordan as he continues our tradition of success with the baseball program.”

The SeaWolves baseball program is coming off a 19 win season, an 11-6 conference record, and a Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) championship.

Yanni knows the importance of defense and insists, above all, that his club will be defensively sound. Further he explains, “My goal is to run a structured and disciplined program that will allow the student-athletes to succeed on and off the field.”

Baseball: Bates - Jonathan Martin Selected as Head Coach

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:37 am
by DickPhillips
Jonathan Martin Selected as Bates Head Baseball Coach

LEWISTON, Maine - Jonathan Martin, head coach at Vassar College since 2005, has been appointed as head baseball coach at Bates College, as announced today by Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh.

The all-time winningest baseball coach in Vassar's history, Martin brings a wealth of experience and expertise and a reputation as an outstanding recruiter to the position. He fills the vacancy created from former head coach Mike Leonard's move to Middlebury this summer.

"We had a highly competitive pool of applicants and I am thrilled that Jon won out in that process," said McHugh. "He has well over a decade of successful head coaching experience and is exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate about the game of baseball. Jon also has a great track record of building deep and trusting relationships with his players as well as with his colleagues, qualities that we value at Bates. I can't wait for Jon to get started."

Promoted from a two-year stint as assistant coach at Vassar, Martin elevated the Brewers from a 3-9 conference record in 2005 to their first-ever appearances in the Liberty League Tournament and first-ever postseason victories in 2013 and 2014, including a 19-14 overall record and 13-7 league record in 2014. Over 12 seasons he coached 12 All-New York Region and 40 All-Liberty League selections, including one Liberty League Player of the Year and one Liberty League Pitcher of the Year.

"I am excited and honored to become the next head baseball coach at Bates College," said Martin. "After visiting campus and meeting the people at Bates, I felt this would be a great place for me to work with first-class student-athletes and be a part of a thriving athletics department. There is a solid foundation for baseball at Bates and I look to continue pushing this program to compete in New England and the NESCAC. We will play the game with intensity and focus, and always strive to put the best product on the field each day."

At Vassar, Martin expanded the program's database to a national level, covering 50 states. He also helped design and facilitate construction of an on-campus baseball training facility in 2007. Martin has additionally served as athletic facilities coordinator at Vassar since 2008.

Martin has also coached teams representing the United States over multiple years. With USA Athletes International, he led U.S. teams that competed in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Spain and Japan. With Planet Baseball, he was an assistant coach for a U.S. team that played tournaments in Germany and Puerto Rico. From 2004 to 2005, he was an assistant coach in the New England Collegiate Baseball League with the Mill City All-Americans in Lowell, Massachusetts, coaching 11 players who were selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. On an annual basis, he has served as an instructor at numerous summer baseball camps at such institutions as Tufts, Davidson, Brown and Columbia.

Martin has also been involved in the sport as the American Baseball Coaches Association's Division III Executive Committee from 2009 to 2015, as well as the NCAA Division III Baseball Committee's New York Region Chair since 2014.

Martin earned a bachelor's degree in health and movement science in 2001 from Lynchburg College, where he was named the baseball team's one-time captain and pitcher of the year. After graduation, he began his coaching career as an assistant at Lynchburg while working toward a master's degree in educational leadership, which he earned in 2003.

While at Vassar, Martin was also involved in local service organizations such as the American Heart Association and Habitat For Humanity.

"I look forward to meeting everyone from colleagues to students," he said. "I really feel like the campus community is a great place to be involved and I can't wait to start the next chapter of my career at Bates." ... tin_082416

Re: Baseball: Bates - Jonathan Martin Selected as Head Coac

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:03 am
by Media
CMCC Athletics ‏@CMMustangs
Baseball wins the @YSCC8 fall championship, defeating NHTI & SMCC today. GO MUSTANGS! #mesports

Re: Baseball: Bates - Jonathan Martin Selected as Head Coac

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:53 am
by MBRer
SMCC Seawolves ‏@SMCCseawolves
View the photo galleries of the SeaWolves action over the weekend!

Baseball vs. CMCC:...

Re: Baseball: SMCC Starts New Tradition and Holds First Ann

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:45 am
by Media
SMCC Seawolves ‏@SMCCseawolves
SeaWolves Baseball Starts New Tradition and Holds First Annual Alumni Game! RECAP: ... _Game_2016

Re: Baseball:

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:33 am
by DickPhillips
USM Baseball to offer holiday clinic with Ryan Flaherty of Baltimore Orioles

Location: University of Southern Maine , Costello Sports Complex Fieldhouse, Gorham, Maine

For more information: 207-780-5474;

GORHAM, Maine — The University of Southern Maine Huskies baseball team and coaching staff will offer a Holiday Baseball Clinic featuring Ryan Flaherty of Major League Baseball’s Baltimore Orioles 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Costello Sports Complex Fieldhouse on USM’s Gorham campus, for baseball players in grades three-12. ... e-orioles/

Re: Baseball: Feeney Leaving UMaine Baseball for USM

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:48 am
by Tom Nolette
Washington Academy Graduate Feeney Leaving UMaine Baseball for USM

Former Washington Academy ace pitcher Gage Feeney is leaving the UMaine baseball program. He red-shirted for the Black Bears last season and didn’t look to see the ball much this spring. Gage is transferring to Southern Maine to continue his career on the diamond…. ... l-for-usm/