Scott Heath tossed seven innings allowing one run on two hits as Maine beat No. 13 Miami.
Scott Heath tossed seven innings allowing one run on two hits as Maine beat No. 13 Miami.
Courtesy: America East Communications

Maine Sweeps Season's 1st #AEBASE Awards

Release: 02/17/2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East baseball season opened over the weekend with Maine and Binghamton being the first two teams to take the field. Both teams went 1-2, with the Black Bears upsetting No. 13 Miami and the Bearcats earning a win at Duke. Maine swept the season’s first weekly awards:

Player of the Week
Troy Black, Sr., SS, Maine
Mississagua, Ontario

  • Led Maine with a .545 (6-for-11) batting average, collecting hits in each of the three games against No. 13 Miami.
  • Drove in a pair of runs, including what proved to be the game-winning run in Maine’s 3-1 victory on Saturday night.
  • Was 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts.

Pitcher of the Week
Scott Heath, Jr., Maine
Westbrook, Maine

  • Allow just one run on two hits over seven innings to earn the win in Maine’s upset victory over No. 13 Miami on Saturday night.
  • Struck out eight Hurricanes while allowing just one walk.

Rookie of the Week
Jake Osborne, Fr., LF, Maine
Burlington, Ontario

  • Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in his collegiate debut vs. No. 13 Miami on Sunday.

Around the League

  • Maine upset No. 13 Miami, 3-1, on Saturday night. The  Black Bears have had a win over a top-25 school in three of the past five seasons.
  • Scott Heath threw seven innings in Maine’s, 3-1, win over Miami. The junior had thrown a total of eight innings in his first two seasons in Orono.
  • Binghamton took one of three at Duke, beating the Blue Devils in the final game of the series, 7-6, on Sunday.

Feb. 17 – Player of the Week: Troy Black, Sr., SS, Maine; Sr., Pitcher of the Week: Scott Heath, Jr., Maine; Rookie of the Week: Jake Osborne, Fr., LF, Maine