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.