ORONO, Maine -- University of Maine baseball pitchers Tommy Lawrence (West Haven, Conn.) and Jake Marks (Sarnia, Ontario) were both honored by America East on Monday. Lawrence was named the America East Pitcher of the Week, while Marks earned America East Rookie of the Week honors.
Lawrence pitched a complete game shutout against Stony Brook on Saturday afternoon. He allowed seven hits while striking out seven batters in the victory. Lawrence is 2-2 on the season with a 2.80 earned run average.
Marks made his first collegiate start on the mound last Tuesday in Maine's game at Florida Atlantic. He pitched a complete game shutout in which he allowed just three hits. He struck out a career-high eight batters in the game. He pitched the final inning in Maine's 8-3 win over Stony Brook on Sunday afternoon as Maine took two of three games from the Seawolves.
The Black Bears are scheduled to play their home-opener on Saturday, March 23 when they host Hartford for a doubleheader starting at 1 PM.
Aaron began his career at WVII in March of 2008. He attended Old Town High School, where he graduated in 2004. From there he moved on to the New England School of Communications, majoring in Sports Broadcasting and Journalism. Originally a sports radio major, Aaron co-hosted a weekly sports radio show on WHSN called This Week in Sports while also doing play by play and color commentary of Husson Eagle sporting events. He also spent a semester as the stations sports director. After his sophomore year he realized he had run out of radio classes to take, so he began taking TV courses while also working at Stephen King’s sports station WZON. Aaron graduated from NESCom in May of 2008 with a degree in communications, and was named the top broadcast journalist of his class. Since joining ABC-7 and Fox Bangor he has won multiple Maine Association of Broadcasting Awards.
In his free time Aaron likes, surprise, to watch sports and play sports. From mountain climbing to basketball, there are very few sports Aaron doesn’t enjoy. He also likes traveling when he gets the chance, and is happy he has been able to pursue his passion for sports while staying close to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @AaronRJackson, and you can catch him weeknights at 6, 10 and 11 on ABC-7 and Fox Bangor. He can also be reached via email at [email protected].