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Baseball: at UTexas Rio Grande Valley... March 9-11

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:39 am
by Tom Nolette
Baseball: at UTexas Rio Grande Valley... March 9-11
Edinburg, TX

March 9...
BB at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
7:00 PM

March 10...
BB at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
3:00 PM

March 11...
BB at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
12:00 PM

Re: Baseball: at UTexas Rio Grande Valley... March 9-11

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:19 pm
by thebam
7-5 on the year. Common opponent, Texas Tech. UTRGV lost 3-1. Maine had an equally competitive game against TTU as well. Nothing overwhelming about this team from the stat sheet. Courtney should be able to shut them down and get a win. Quality starting pitching behind him will be the key to winning this series, which appears , on paper, to be very winnable.

Re: Baseball: at UTexas Rio Grande Valley... March 9-11

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:02 am
by Tom Nolette
Christopher Bec Named to 2018 Johnny Bench Award Watch List

WITCHITA, Kan. – University of Maine baseball senior Christopher Bec has been named to the 2018 Johnny Bench Award watch list, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced today.

Bec is the only America East player named to the watch list for the award, which is given annually to the top collegiate catcher in Division I baseball.

The Miami native was one of three Black Bears to play in all 54 games last season. He led the team with a .340 batting average, .426 on-base percentage, 20 doubles, 30 walks earned and 21 steals. Bec was second on the team in runs scored (38) and hits (68). The senior, who is in his second season in Orono, is currently tied for the team-lead in RBIs with six hilw collecting nine hits in 43 at-bats (.209), scoring four runs and drawing nine walks.

Semifinalists will be announced on May 16, when ballots will be sent to the national voting panel. The three finalists will be announced on June 4 before the winner is named on June 28.

-UMaine-

http://goblackbears.com/news/2018/3/6/b ... -list.aspx

Re: Baseball: at UTexas Rio Grande Valley... March 9-11

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:14 am
by Tom Nolette
Maine Baseball
@MaineBaseball
Congratulations to Justin Courtney, the #AEBASE Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive week!

Details: http://bit.ly/2oXeqTU
pic: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXoTjx5WkAYNewY.jpg

#BlackBearNation



Maine Baseball
@MaineBaseball
Congratulations to Jonathan Bennett, your #AEBASE Player of the Week!

Details: http://bit.ly/2oXeqTU
Pic: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXoRE2eXcAEFvAk.jpg
#BlackBearNation

Re: Baseball: at UTexas Rio Grande Valley... March 9-11

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:14 am
by Tom Nolette
Baseball Starts Spring Break with Series at Texas-Rio Grande Valley

Probable Starters
Game 1 (8 p.m., Friday, March 9): Maine (RHP Justin Courtney, 1-1, 2.55) | UTRGV (RHP Carter Johnson, 1-1, 3.00)
Game 2 (4 p.m., Saturday, March 10): Maine (LHP Eddie Emerson, 0-1, 4.91) | UTRGV (LHP Jorge Flores 1-1, 5.56)
Game 3 (*8 p.m., Saturday, March 10): Maine (LHP Trevor DeLaite, 1-0, 2.45) | UTRGV (RHP Trevelle Hill, 2-1, 2.84)
Game 4 (1 p.m.., Sunday, March 11): Maine (RHP Chris Murphy, 0-3, 18.32) | UTRGV (RHP Chase Adams, 2-1, 4.34)

Maine game notes

What's on Tap
• The University of Maine and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will play a four-game non-conference series this weekend in Edinburg, Texas.

http://www.goblackbears.com/news/2018/3 ... alley.aspx

Re: Baseball: at UTexas Rio Grande Valley... March 9-11

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:17 am
by Tom Nolette
Maine Baseball
@MaineBaseball
UTRGV Gets Past Baseball in First Game of Weekend Series
Recap: http://bit.ly/2IcDD5H

Re: Baseball: at UTexas Rio Grande Valley... March 9-11

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:37 am
by Tom Nolette
Baseball, Texas-Rio Grande Valley Split Saturday Doubleheader


EDINBURG, Texas – The University Maine baseball team split a doubleheader with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Saturday at UTRGV Baseball Stadium.

Maine topped the Vaqueros, 7-5, in the extra-innings first game but fell, 12-1, in the second half of the doubleheader.

It took until the sixth for the Black Bears to string something together but they did it in a big way.

Cody Pasic led off the inning with a single to right field and then moved all the way to third on a throwing error that allowed Jeremy Pena to land on second. Jonathan Bennett's ground ball to second allowed Pasic to cross the plate and then Hernen Sardinas' single up the middle pushed Pena across the plate to cut the deficit in half. The next batter up – Brandon Vicens – again touched Jorge Flores up with a ball up the middle and moved to second on the throw to give Maine two in scoring position with one out. Danny Casals then laced a double to left field, scoring both Vicens and Sardinas to tie it up, 4-4. Two wild pitches later, Casals gave Maine the one-run lead.

Starter Eddie Emerson went 4.0 innings, allowing four runs on four hits while walking four batters and striking out four. The Vaqueros loaded the bases on Emerson in the fourth and made it 1-0 when Tyler Torres earned a walk. A three-run home run from Ivan Estrella home run the next inning gave UTRGV a 4-0 lead, but the Black Bears took that way with their strong sixth.

UTRGV was able to tie the game, 5-5, in the bottom of the ninth. After Coleman Grubbs reached on a passed ball and then advanced to third, he scored on a single up the middle from Austin Siener.

Maine struck first in extra innings, though, plating two in the top of the 10th to take a 7-5 lead. Sardinas led off with a double to right and then moved to third on Vicens' single to the left. Colin Ridley then centered to center to score Sardinas. After Kevin Doody earned a walk so too did Ben Terwilliger to score Vicens.

Nick Silva was strong in coming on for Emerson, denying UTRGV an earned run. Silva went five innings, giving up five hits while striking out nine to get the win.

UTRGV put two on in the bottom of the extra frame but Cody Laweryson came on in the and retired the first three UTRGV batters he faced on two pop ups and a strikeout to end the first game.

Sardinas and Vicens both finished the first game with three hits, with Sardinas adding an RBI. Casals had two hits and two RBIs for Maine.

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In the second game, Maine jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Pena led off with a double and then advanced to third on Jonathan Bennett's ground ball to the pitcher. Sardinas singled to left in the next at-bat to drive Pena in.

It would be the lone run of the seven-inning second game for the Black Bears.

The Vaqueros used three hits in the third inning to take a 3-1 lead, but the damage would come in the fourth when they plated eight runs on eight hits. After Anthony Gomez led off the inning with a home run, two of the next three batters reached to keep it rolling. UTRGV had s 7-1 lead with one out and then scored five more before the third.

Bennett walked in the sixth inning and then moved to second on another Sardinas single, but Trevelle Hill stifled any more offense from the Black Bears.

Sardinas finished the day with five hits in nine at-bats and two RBIs. Peter Kemble pitched 2.1 innings in relief for Trevor DeLaite, allowing one run on three hits, while DeLaite went 3.2, giving up 11 runs on 11 hits. Kemble had two strikeouts while DeLaite had three.

Maine (4-9) and UTRGV (8-7) wrap up the series tomorrow with the first pitch of game four set for 1 p.m.

http://www.goblackbears.com/news/2018/3 ... eader.aspx

Re: Baseball: at UTexas Rio Grande Valley... March 9-11

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:41 am
by Tom Nolette
TWITTER VIDEO:
Maine Baseball @MaineBaseball

Nick Silva checks in after he pitched 5 innings in relief today to get the win for Maine:
https://twitter.com/MaineBaseball/statu ... 7554300928

Hear from Colin Ridley after Maine’s doubleheader split with UTRGV:
https://twitter.com/MaineBaseball/statu ... 9290912768

Hear from freshman Peter Kemble about how his first spring trip is going
https://twitter.com/MaineBaseball/statu ... 0251791360

Re: Baseball: at UTexas Rio Grande Valley... March 9-11

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:42 am
by Tom Nolette
Texas-Rio Grande Valley Tops Baseball in Series Finale, 7-3

EDINBURG, Texas – The University of Maine baseball team out-hit the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Sunday afternoon but fell short, 7-3, in the finale game of the non-conference series at UTRGV Baseball Stadium.

Maine had seven hits to UTRGV's three, with Danny Casals collecting two while Jeremy Pena, Ben Terwilliger, Kevin Doody, Hernen Sardinas and Cody Pasic each had one.

The Black Bears didn't waste any time in getting runners on base. Pena and Jonathan Bennett earned consecutive walks to open up and then they moved to second and third, respectively, on a sacrifice bunt by Sardinas. Unfortunately, a line drive from the next batter, Brandon Vicens, was snared by the second basemen and Bennett was doubled off.

In Maine's at-bats in the third inning, Doody led off with a single to left and advanced on a fielder's choice before stealing third but Chase Adams was able to shut it down again with a strikeout and fly ball.

Starter Chris Murphy had had a strong first inning on the mound, inducing a fly ball and two ground outs for a 1-2-3 inning and then followed that up with two strike outs and pop up in the bottom of the second.

After Tyler Torres reached on an error, Murphy had a strike out but then the Vaqueros pushed five across the plate before the Black Bears could register another out. A triple from Anthony Gomez highlighted the scoring barrage for UTRGV in plating three runs.

Murphy went three innings, allowing five runs – four earned – on two hits while striking out four batters in the loss. John Arel came on in the bottom of the fourth and retired the first batter he faced but UTRGV made it 6-0 after two wild pitches, two walks, a steal and hit by pitch.

Despite a diving catch by Colin Ridley in right field to get a second out, McMahon scored after tagging up to make it 7-0 heading into the fifth.

It was then Maine's turn for the bats to come alive.

After Casals singled to lead off, Terwilliger doubled down the right field line. Doody then reached base for the second time on the day, loading the bases with a walk. Pasic's single scored Casals. Another earned walk – this time by Pena – scored Terwilliger to make it 7-2. Bennett then drove in Doody before Adams induced a fly out to end Maine's at-bat.

That would be the last of the scoring on the day for both teams, with Maine moving to 4-11 with the loss and UTRGV bumping to 10-7.

Zach Winn, who came on in the fourth to get the final two outs, retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth. Winn ended up going 2.2 innings, allowing just one hit while striking out three. Cody Laweryson pitched two innings, allowing no hits to go with three strikeouts. Adams got the win for UTRGV in his seven innings of work in which he allowed three runs on six hits and walked four and struck out five.

Maine is back in action on Tuesday and Wednesday with games at the University of the Incarnate Word.

http://www.goblackbears.com/news/2018/3 ... e-7-3.aspx


TWITTER VIDEO:
Zach Winn checks in after his strong relief outing today against UTRGV:
https://twitter.com/MaineBaseball/statu ... 7082689537

Re: Baseball: at UTexas Rio Grande Valley... March 9-11

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:44 am
by Tom Nolette
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