ORONO, Maine -- University of Maine second baseman Troy Black (Mississauga, Ontario) has been named this week's America East Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday morning.
Black batted .692 (9-for-13) in three games for the Black Bears with three runs scored, five RBI and five stolen bases. Black slugged .923 to go along with a .733 on-base percentage in Maine's weekend series with UMBC.
In game one, Black went a perfect 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI while also stealing a pair of bases. In game two against UMBC, the second baseman went 3-for-5, with a double and a triple, while scoring two runs and driving in four. Black swiped two more bases in game two before going 3-for-5 in the finale with the Retrievers. In the finale, Black scored a run and stole his fifth base of the weekend.
The Black Bears will now travel to Lowell, Mass. as the number one seed in the America East Championships. Maine will face the number four seeded Stony Brook Seawolves on Wednesday at 4 PM from LeLacheur Park.