Hillier Joins Playoff Bound NECBL Mainers
With a wild dash to the end of the regular season, the Sanford Mainers have earned a playoff spot in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) postseason.
It was anything but easy.
Weather issues forced coach Chris Morris and his Mainers to play four games in the last three days of the season. Last night's 9-2 win over Keene in the season finale got Sanford the #2 seed in the North Division of the NECBL with a 24-18 record.
The wildcard playoff game will be at Goodall Park in Sanford tomorrow night.
Morris is in his third season as head coach of the summer league collegiate team in Sanford. He a former coach of Brewer American Legion and Husson University baseball and football. Morris had been an assistant coach at MIT until recently when he accepted the pitching coach job at Brandeis University baseball.
NOTES: Former Bangor HS standout and now University of Southern Maine player Andrew Hillier has joined the Mainers roster. He has played in the four games down the stretch and is 2-for-9 (.222)...Former Orono HS standout Jackson Coutts finishes the NECBL season tied for second place in batting average (.376). Plymouth outfielder Cam Walsh won the batting title with a .378 average. Coutts' North Adams SteepleCats team did not make the playoffs.