Husson University centerfielder Conor Maguire was named North Atlantic Conference Player of the Year last month after an outstanding senior season for the Eagles. Yesterday, he made his second start in professional baseball, as a pitcher.

The former Ellsworth High School standout is pitching for the Saranac Lake Surge (NY), a member of the Empire League (EPBL), an independent league made up of six franchises.

Maguire took the loss against the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds Thursday afternoon, 7-3, pitching the first six innings. He gave up four earned runs, nine hits and struck out seven. After two starts, Maguire is 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA.

He did pitch in high school for the Eagles but was a position player during his college career at Husson, hitting .368 with 10 RBI and 14 runs scored in his senior year. He added 13 stolen bases and did not commit an error as an outfielder.

Maguire's Surge team is off to a 3-5 start in the independent league season.

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