The University of Maine baseball team hosts Binghamton this weekend for an America East series. Maine is 15-14 on the season and atop the conference standings with a record of 6-3 in league play. Binghamton is 14-9 on the season and 5-4 in America East play.
SCOUTING THE MAINE BLACK BEARS: Maine is led in batting average by Troy Black who is hitting .345 with 13 runs scored and nine RBI. Brian Doran is batting .341 with 15 runs scored and 11 RBI. He has five doubles and a triple on the season. Michael Fransoso has a .318 average with 20 runs scored and 26 RBI. He has eight doubles to go along with two home runs and 12 stolen bases. Colin Gay is hitting .310 with 21 runs scored and 11 RBI. He has five doubles and 11 stolen bases. Sam Balzano is hitting .303 with 23 runs scored and 11 RBI. He is tied for the team lead with 12 stolen bases. Alex Calbick is chipping in with a .255 average with 11 runs scored and 13 RBI. He leads the team with 11 doubles on the season. Scott Heath is also batting .255 with 11 runs scored and 15 RBI. Eric White is hitting .225 with 14 runs scored and eight RBI. He is a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen bases.
The pitching staff is led by Tommy Lawrence who is 4-2 on the season with a 2.15 ERA. He has struck out 38 batters in a team-high 50.1 innings. Mike Connolly is 3-2 with a team-best 2.10 ERA. A.J. Bazdanes is 3-3 with a 3.80 ERA. He has fanned 29 batters. D.J. Voisine has a record of 2-0 with all seven of his appearances coming in relief. Jake Marks, Shaun Coughlin and Logan Fullmer each also have a win on the season.