Home For The Weekend…Finally
After 23 games on the road, the UMaine Black Bears finally play at Mahaney Diamond in Orono today. The Black Bears host UMBC in a weekend America East Conference series.
Maine brings a 1-4 AE record (2-21 overall) into the weekend.
After playing nationally ranked teams, including (#5 Florida St, #7 MIssissippi St), the Bears have played the 8th toughest schedule in the nation, according to the NCAA.
UMaryland Baltimore County is 1-5 AE (13-11 overall).
Senior Justin Courtney makes his first start on Mahaney turf since May 19th, 2017. He is coming back from 'Tommy John' arm surgery. Courtney pitched at Alabama on March 19th and will make his second start of the spring.
Game 1: Maine RHP Nick Silva | UMBC RHP Cooper Adams (Sat / Noon)
Game 2: Maine RHP Justin Courtney | UMBC RHP Nick Trabacchi (30 Mins After)
Game 3: Maine RHP Cody Laweryson | UMBC RHP Tanner Esposito (Sun / Noon)
NOTES: Former Bangor HS lefty Trevor Delaite has pitched 17.1 innings out of the bullpen this spring and ranks 4th in America East in opposing team batting average (.164) and 9th in ERA (3.12)...Infielder Danny Casals ranks tied for 2nd in AE with four home runs.