ORONO, Maine -- University of Maine senior pitcher Tommy Lawrence (West Haven, Conn.) has been named a Collegiate Baseball Daily / Louisville Slugger 2014 Preseason All-American. He earned a spot on the Third Team. Lawrence was the lone player from America East selected.
Lawrence had a record-setting 2013 season for the Black Bears where he finished 11-3 on the season with a 2.32 ERA and a six complete game. He pitched 104.2 innings on the season with 78 strikeouts. Lawrence set the Maine school record for wins in a season and set the America East record for conference wins with eight.
Lawrence was named the 2013 America East and ECAC Pitcher of the Year. In addition, he was named to the America East First Team, the America East All-Tournament Team and was also selected to the Northeast Region First Team as well.
The Black Bears open the 2014 season when they travel to Miami for a three-game series Feb. 14 - 16.
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].