Former UMaine pitcher Tommy Lawrence is now two appearances into his professional career, pitching in relief for the Gulf Coast Rays in the Tampa Bay organization.

Lawrence has pitched twice for the GCL Rays and his line is: 2 INN, 4 H, 1 K, 1 BB, 1 SV.

Lawrence signed with Tampa Bay after the June MLB draft. He was 8-5 with a 3.18 ERA in his senior year at UMaine.

NOTE:  Two UMaine players who were drafted last year after their junior seasons, Mike Connolly and Mike Fransoso continue their pro careers.

Connolly is pitching for the SF Giants Arizona League team and has appeared in three games, giving up three runs in three innings of work.

Fransoso is with the Pittsburgh Pirates NY-Penn League team, the Jamestown Jammers. The shortstop is hitting .250 with four RBI.