Articles by Pete Warner

 
Maine senior lefty Barry Keiffer throws some pitches during practice inside the Mahaney Dome at the University of Maine in Orono on Wednesday, May 19, 2010. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BRIDGET BROWN

Texas lefty rekindles fire for baseball at UMaine

By Pete Warner on May 19, 2010, at 10:48 p.m.
ORONO | Barry Keiffer walked away from baseball in 2007. He was enrolled at NAIA Lubbock Christian University in Texas, but had lost his passion for the game.

Black Bears still face questions with tourney on the horizon

By Pete Warner on May 18, 2010, at 12:58 a.m.
With only eight days until the tournament opener, some questions remain unanswered for the University of Maine baseball team.
University of Maine's Justin Leisenheimer celebrates with teammates at home plate after hitting a 2-run homerun in the 6th inning to tie the game.  Maine beat Albany 4-2 in Sunday afternoon's game.  BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY LINDA COAN O'KRESIK

Bears secure playoff slot, take 2 of 3 from Albany

By Pete Warner on May 16, 2010, at 9:58 p.m.
ORONO | After struggling through one of its worst efforts of the season Saturday night, the University of Maine baseball team responded Sunday with a cohesive performance. A.J. Bazdanes …

UMaine edges Albany in series finale

By Pete Warner on May 16, 2010, at 1:11 p.m.
    ORONO, Maine — Justin Leisenheimer’s two-run home run highlighted a three-run sixth inning Sunday afternoon as the University of Maine earned a 4-2 America East baseball victory …

UMaine splits doubleheader with Albany

By Pete Warner on May 15, 2010, at 3:42 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Check here for updates on today’s America East baseball doubleheader between the University of Maine and the University at Albany.

One is the only number for UMaine Black Bears

By Pete Warner on May 14, 2010, at 11:23 p.m.
ORONO | One may be the loneliest number, but it’s also the “magic” number for the University of Maine baseball team. One victory by the Black Bears, or a loss by fifth-place …

Black Bears take 2 of 3 against Hartford

By Pete Warner on May 09, 2010, at 10:32 p.m.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — After scuffling a bit Saturday, the University of Maine baseball team didn’t waste any time re-establishing itself Sunday afternoon.

Maine sweeps doubleheader from Hartford

By Pete Warner on May 09, 2010, at 11:28 a.m.
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — The University of Maine swept an America East doubleheader from Hartford on Sunday.

UMaine baseball seniors miss graduation

By Pete Warner on May 08, 2010, at 7:16 p.m.
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Athletes attend Division I institutions for the opportunity to play at the highest level.    With that commitment comes numerous …
UMaine baseball at Hartford, Fiondella Field, West Hartford, Conn.

Hartford edges UMaine in single game Saturday

By Pete Warner on May 08, 2010, at 9:15 a.m.
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Freshman Erik Figueredo delivered a pinch-hit sacrifice fly with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday evening, lifting the University of …

Bears to focus on pitching priorities

By Pete Warner on May 07, 2010, at 10:33 p.m.
Pitching will be the difference once postseason play comes around in three weeks for the University of Maine baseball team. This weekend, the Black Bears will look to manage their pitching staff a bit during an America East series at Hartford. UMaine (25-18, 9-5 AE) is two games behind league …

Bears seek balanced attack behind strong ‘O’ line

By Pete Warner on May 05, 2010, at 11:18 p.m.
ORONO | Last year, the University of Maine football team led the Colonial Athletic Association in passing. In 2008, coach Jack Cosgrove’s Black Bears boasted one of the league’s most …

Maine’s Turcotte eager for contact

By Pete Warner on May 02, 2010, at 11:01 p.m.
ORONO | Jared Turcotte watched Saturday’s Jeff Cole Spring Scrimmage from the same uncomfortable place he spent the entire 2009 football season — the sideline. The rugged running back …
The University of Maine's Michael Fransoso (right) dives to third base beating the throw to Stony Brook's Stephen Marino during the 3rd inning of the game in Orono Sunday.   BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY GABOR DEGRE

Bilodeau helps Black Bears split series

By Pete Warner on May 02, 2010, at 10:52 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine’s starting pitching struggled during the first three games of its America East weekend series against Stony Brook. Keith Bilodeau finally settled things …

Stony Brook beats UMaine in Sunday opener

By Pete Warner on May 02, 2010, at 3:06 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Stony Brook built a five-run lead in the first 3 1/2 innings Sunday afternoon, setting the tone for a 5-4 America East baseball victory over the University of Maine Sophomore …

UMaine plays 6th Jeff Cole Scrimmage

By Pete Warner on May 02, 2010, at 12:09 a.m.
    ORONO, Maine — Jared Turcotte watched Saturday’s Jeff Cole Spring Scrimmage from the same uncomfortable place he spent the entire 2009football season — the sideline. The rugged running back from Lewiston was among numerous Universityof Maine players recovering from offseason surgery or injuries who wereforced to sit out the …

UMaine splits Saturday doubleheader

By Pete Warner on May 01, 2010, at 3 p.m.
ORONO, Maine –Stony Brook University pounded out 32 hits against the University of Maine on Saturday afternoon. Somehow, the Black Bears still managed to salvage a split of their America East …

For Black Bears, academic success a priority

By Pete Warner on April 30, 2010, at 10:36 p.m.
ORONO | Student-athletes at the University of Maine face challenges not only on the field of play but in the classroom.

NCAA monitors UMaine athletes’ progress

By Pete Warner on April 30, 2010, at 10:32 p.m.
ORONO | The NCAA is the governing body for intercollegiate athletics in the U.S.
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Maine infielder Tony Patane, (6), congratulates pitcher Justin Latta, (15), after the final out in the ninth inning of their game versus Hartford, Sunday, April 25, 2010, in Orono. Bangor Daily News/ Michael C. York

Uncle’s guidance pays off for Patane

By Pete Warner on April 29, 2010, at 10:59 p.m.
ORONO | As a youngster, Tony Patane spent many hours practicing his baseball skills.
 
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