Monks’ Mike Burdin hits for cycle vs. Rivier

Posted April 09, 2009, at 12:41 a.m.

Michael Burdin of Saint Joseph’s College in Standish on Saturday became the second player in program history to hit for the cycle.

The junior second baseman from Gardiner started Game 2 against Rivier College with an RBI double in the second inning. He smacked his first career home run, a solo shot, in the fourth, then added a bases-loaded triple in the fifth and an RBI single in the sixth.

Burdin finished the day 4-for-6 with six RBIs and four runs scored. He added five hits in Sunday’s doubleheader.

Kelley sets Monks 3-point record

Tyler Kelley of Saco, a sophomore guard at Saint Joseph’s, established a school record for 3-point shooting accuracy during the 2008-09 season.

The former Thornton Academy standout shot 49.1 percent from long range, hitting 54 of 110 3-pointers. He also is the Monks’ career 3-point percentage leader at .454.

Kelley broke the single-season mark of 47.4 percent set in 2007-08 by teammate Alberto Rue.

UMFK men visit fourth-graders

The members of the University of Maine-Fort Kent men’s basketball team recently visited with Shelly Lausier’s fourth-grade class at Fort Kent Elementary/Middle School.

The players conducted a geography lesson, speaking about their diverse backgrounds and the value of a college education. Coach Eric Werntgen’s Bengals have five players who hail from foreign countries, along with team members from four different states.

UMFK players also talked about their experiences as student-athletes and ended the talk with an autograph session.

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