Preseason Coaches’ Poll: UMaine Third
The UMaine baseball team is picked to finish third in America East Conference play this spring. The annual preseason poll of coaches picks Binghamton and Stony Brook as co-favorites, each getting three first place votes.
Maine is the reigning regular season champion (20-9 AE, 37-22 Overall). Binghamton won the conference tournament on moved on to the NCAA field of playoff teams.
The Black Bears will return several key players, including AE pitcher of the year Tommy Lawrence (11-3, 2.32 ERA).
Maine starts the season February 14th against national ranked UMiami.
2014 preseason poll
rank team (1st-place votes) points
T1. Binghamton (3) 31
T1. Stony Brook (3) 31
3. Maine 28
4. Hartford (1) 23
5. Albany 17
6. UMBC 9
7. UMass Lowell 8
The UMaine softball team is picked to finish fifth in AE. Albany is the coaches poll choice to win the conference.
Coach Lynn Coutts and her Black Bears begin their season at a Charleston Southern Tournament on February 14th.