Even though former Husson assistant and Brewer Legion coach Chris Morris is not coming back for a fourth summer season as head coach of the Sanford Mainers, the team will have a definite Maine presence on the roster.

The Mainers play in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. It's a wooden bat league for college players to hone their skills.

Cejay Suarez takes over the team from Morris. He is an assistant coach at Bridgton Academy. Former UMaine player Aaron Izaryk is head coach at Bridgton and the general manager of the Sanford Mainers.

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When the team hits the field for opening night next Wednesday, two UMaine Black Bears will be on the roster, including RHP Matt Pushard (Brewer HS) and C Ryan Turenne.

Other Maine players on the roster include the Armitage twins, Reece and Robert, who played their high school ball at Falmouth HS and now play at Marist College.

RHP Ryan Twitchell played for Greely HS and is now a pitcher at the University of Rhode Island, along with RHP Trevor Labonte from York HS and now at the University of Maryland will both play for Sanford this summer.

The roster also includes players from three other America East schools, plus players from Vanderbilt, Michigan and Kentucky.

The Mainers finished last summer with a record of 24-18 and went 1-2 in the playoffs.

Check out more on the'19 team here Sanford Mainers/NECBL

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