UMaine Baseball Players Suspended After Arrests

ORONO - Two University of Maine baseball players have been suspended indefinitely from the team after they were arrested on burglary charges over the weekend.

Luke Morrill, 20, and Shane Bussey, 19 were arrested by the University of Maine police department on Saturday after allegedly burglarizing UMaine property.


According to the police report, on Saturday afternoon a witness saw two men taking equipment from the Woodsmen's shed in the UMaine forest. Orono police detained two men fitting the description of the suspects walking on foot, carrying two axes and a hatchet. UMPD arrested those two men, Morrill and Bussey, in the Hilltop parking lot, who were then taken to the Penobscot County Jail for booking.


Morrill, a pitcher from South Thomaston, ME who played for Rockland High School, appeared in 15 games in 2013 with 1 start. He amassed a record of 2-1 and a 5.12 ERA. Bussey, an infielder from Boynton Beach, FL, started 9 games and appeared in 20 total last year. He batted .340 with 1 HR and 12 RBIs.

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Brittany Devane

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Brittany joined the WVII/WFVX team in August 2012 and quickly found a home in the sports department, where she works as a reporter and weekend anchor. She is originally from Framingham, MA and graduated cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism.

She's also the station's sideline reporter and has appeared on nationally broadcast UMaine football games, along with NESCom-aided productions of Husson Eagles' football and basketball games.

Before coming to Maine, she spent the summer of 2012 in London, working as an Olympic Correspondent for GoLocal Worcester. Previously, she was also the Boston Bruins and Hockey East intern for NESN. Adding to her intern experience, she worked on the nightly news magazine show "Chronicle" for WCVB.

She's a huge hockey fan who can usually be found around the Alfond. If she's not there, check the local football field sidelines, or the Cross Insurance Center during basketball games!

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