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Re: Baseball: Nick Derba named head coach

Postby thebam » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:41 am

Countryboy wrote:USM vs UMaine at Hadlock. Done deal

Good try. Coach Derba is going to try and eliminate games against D3 opponents, so that won't fit this fairy tale.
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Re: Baseball: Nick Derba named head coach

Postby Countryboy » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:17 am

thebam wrote:
Countryboy wrote:USM vs UMaine at Hadlock. Done deal

Good try. Coach Derba is going to try and eliminate games against D3 opponents, so that won't fit this fairy tale.


D3, as in the UMPI & UMF's of the world... but the USM series will be renewed in time and played at Hadlock. Should have happened a long time ago, but Trimper snuffed it out after that last loss, and Derba seems a bit more open to a conversation from what I gather. Hope it becomes an annual game and not just a fairy tale, Bam, but let's start with one first.
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Re: Baseball: Nick Derba named head coach

Postby thebam » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:42 am

I fully support our Division I program playing exclusively Division I games. I have no interest in seeing Maine play D-3 games. Would rather see some more recognizable names from D I appear on the schedule, and potentially on the home schedule. That's the direction I want to see it go.
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Re: Baseball: Nick Derba named head coach

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:11 am

New Maine Baseball Coach Nick Derba talks about the future of Black Bears Baseball
- http://bangordailynews.com/link/new-mai ... -baseball/
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Re: Baseball: Nick Derba named head coach

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:19 am

Derba has the right stuff to make UMaine baseball a consistent contender

....Thus, Derba’s most significant challenge will be identifying high-caliber baseball players (and students) who have the right stuff to succeed in Orono.

One of his primary objectives should be to get the state’s top players to attend UMaine. Derba has helped bring in some outstanding Maine talent with a solid corps of Black Bear pitchers that includes Justin Courtney of Bangor, Cody Laweryson of Bingham, Trevor DeLaite of Bangor and Brewer’s Matt Pushard.

Derba should be able to tap into some connections in the Greater New York area, from which he comes, along with a network of contacts in Florida, where Trimper expended a lot of effort in recent years.

The most daunting part of Derba’s job comes in working with a limited budget. Trimper for years lamented that for whatever funding UMaine baseball received as part of its budget, it was necessary to go out and raise an equivalent amount for the Black Bears to be able to compete.

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Re: Baseball: Nick Derba named head coach

Postby psweaty12 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:55 pm

Derba didn't recruit Courtney...




Tom Nolette wrote:Derba has the right stuff to make UMaine baseball a consistent contender

....Thus, Derba’s most significant challenge will be identifying high-caliber baseball players (and students) who have the right stuff to succeed in Orono.

One of his primary objectives should be to get the state’s top players to attend UMaine. Derba has helped bring in some outstanding Maine talent with a solid corps of Black Bear pitchers that includes Justin Courtney of Bangor, Cody Laweryson of Bingham, Trevor DeLaite of Bangor and Brewer’s Matt Pushard.

Derba should be able to tap into some connections in the Greater New York area, from which he comes, along with a network of contacts in Florida, where Trimper expended a lot of effort in recent years.

The most daunting part of Derba’s job comes in working with a limited budget. Trimper for years lamented that for whatever funding UMaine baseball received as part of its budget, it was necessary to go out and raise an equivalent amount for the Black Bears to be able to compete.

http://extrapoints.bangordailynews.com/ ... /home/603/
Tom Nolette wrote:Derba has the right stuff to make UMaine baseball a consistent contender

....Thus, Derba’s most significant challenge will be identifying high-caliber baseball players (and students) who have the right stuff to succeed in Orono.

One of his primary objectives should be to get the state’s top players to attend UMaine. Derba has helped bring in some outstanding Maine talent with a solid corps of Black Bear pitchers that includes Justin Courtney of Bangor, Cody Laweryson of Bingham, Trevor DeLaite of Bangor and Brewer’s Matt Pushard.

Derba should be able to tap into some connections in the Greater New York area, from which he comes, along with a network of contacts in Florida, where Trimper expended a lot of effort in recent years.

The most daunting part of Derba’s job comes in working with a limited budget. Trimper for years lamented that for whatever funding UMaine baseball received as part of its budget, it was necessary to go out and raise an equivalent amount for the Black Bears to be able to compete.

http://extrapoints.bangordailynews.com/ ... /home/603/
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Re: Baseball: Nick Derba named head coach

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:12 am

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Congrats to Cody Laweryson (@MaineBaseball) for being selected to this years All-Star team. 2.84 ERA, 33 Ks, .243 BAA #WooBall #Photosbylex
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Re: Baseball: 2017

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:01 am

Old Town's Ethan Stoddard Commits to UMaine Baseball

BANGOR, MAINE (WABI) - Old Town's Ethan Stoddard, who is playing for the Coffee News Comrades this summer, has committed to continue his baseball career at the University of Maine. We spoke with the future Black Bear today..

- http://www.wabi.tv/content/sports/Old-T ... 64853.html
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Re: Baseball: 2017

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:35 am

UMaine Pitcher Cody Laweryson Wins Monthly Award in Futures League

ORONO, MAINE (WABI) - Valley graduate and current UMaine pitcher Cody Laweryson earned the “On Deck Sports Pitcher of the Month” award today in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England. Cody went 15 1/3 innings, in 6 appearances, struck out 31 of the 55 batters he faced. Laweryson went 3-0 with a .59 E.R.A. in July.

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Re: Baseball: 2017

Postby Media » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:11 am

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I am proud to announce that I am verbally committed to play baseball at the University of Maine after high school. #blackbearnation
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