Maine Baseball Players Find Success in Summer Play

ORONO, Maine -- University of Maine baseball players Scott Heath (Westbrook, Maine) and Lou Della Fera (Colts Neck, New Jersey) won the 2014 West Coast League Championship on Monday, Aug. 18 with the Bellingham Bells. The Bells defeated Corvallis 3-2 on Monday night at home before 2,821 fans. Bellingham finished the season 37-17. 

Heath went 2-for-4 in the championship game, while Della Fera was 1-for-3 with a run scored. 

Heath batted .293 this summer for the Bells with 31 runs scored and 33 RBI during the regular season. He had seven doubles to go along with four home runs. In the playoffs, he hit .444 with three runs scored and three RBI. He had two doubles and a triple. He finished third in the league in hitting in the playoffs and tops among players who played in more than two games. Earlier this season, Heath earned a spot on the the West Coast League All-Star team. 

Della Fera hit .230 on the season with 19 runs scored and 14 RBI. He had a double and a triple. Della Fera scored four runs in the 2014 playoffs, which tied for second most in the league. 

Heath, who was named to the America East First Team as a designated hitter and the America East Second Team as a first baseman, was also a All-New England selection this past season. He started his junior by picking up a victory in Maine's win over #13 Miami. He was also named to the America East All-Tournament Team. 

Della Fera hit .286 in 19 games during his rookie season, scoring five runs.

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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].

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