Nick Silva

Walks, lack of clutch hits plagued UMaine baseball team in 6-10 start

By Larry Mahoney on March 17, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.
Interim head coach Nick Derba feels his University of Maine baseball team is “behind where it should be,” but his optimism hasn’t been dampened by his team’s 6-10 start.

Maine college roundup: Bangor junior pitches UMaine baseball team past UMass

on March 10, 2017, at 1:39 p.m.
High school pitchers in Maine such as Hampden’s Alex McKenney, pictured playing for the District 3 Senior League all-stars last summer, will be subject to pitch-count restrictions in 2017. The Eastern Maine Middle School League also recently adopted restrictions for its pitcher.

Eastern Maine Middle School League first to adopt pitch counts

By Ernie Clark on March 10, 2017, at 9:13 a.m.
Nick Silva

Maine college roundup: St. Bonaventure rallies to defeat UMaine baseball team

on March 07, 2017, at 3:04 p.m.
University of Maine pitcher Matt Pushard

Marathon victory supplies UMaine baseball team with fifth win in six games

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 06, 2017, at 3:32 p.m.

Ned Garver, star player for one of baseball’s worst teams, dies at 91

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on March 05, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
Ned Garver, who was a standout player on one of baseball’s worst — and most colorful — teams, the old St. Louis Browns, and was the last major-league pitcher to win 20 games in a season for a team that lost 100 games, died Feb. 26 at a hospital in Bryan, Ohio. He was 91.
Brandon Vicens

UMaine baseball team drops weekend finale

on Feb. 26, 2017, at 2:42 p.m.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) salutes the fans after the loss against the Cleveland Indians in game three of the 2016 ALDS playoff baseball series at Fenway Park.

Ortiz could land in Red Sox TV booth this season

By The Sports Xchange on Feb. 23, 2017, at 6:34 p.m.
Former slugger David Ortiz will not be suiting up for the Boston Red Sox this season, although he could be behind the microphone on occasion.

UMaine baseball team falls to Winthrop in season opener

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 17, 2017, at 8:04 p.m.
University of Maine interim baseball coach Nick Derba’s head coaching debut was spoiled by the Winthrop University Eagles on Friday.
Shortstop Jeremy Pena (left) of the University of Maine, pictured during a game in 2016, is among the key returnees this season for the Black Bears baseball team. UMaine opens its season on Friday at Winthrop.

Coach: UMaine baseball team should be noticeably improved

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 16, 2017, at 11:18 a.m.

Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy battling cancer for fourth time

on Feb. 14, 2017, at 7:06 p.m.
Tyler Schwanz (left), pictured during a March 2016 game in Orono, is among several returning veterans for the University of Maine baseball team. The Black Bears were picked to finish fourth in the America East preseason coaches poll.

UMaine baseball team picked to finish fourth in America East

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 09, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
“I don’t care what the preseason poll looks like, I just care what [the standings] look like in the postseason.”
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez walks onto the field as part of pre game ceremonies for designated hitter David Ortiz (34) prior to a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park in October 2016.

Red Sox to retire Ortiz’s No. 34 jersey

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 27, 2017, at 11:26 a.m.
The Boston Red Sox announced on Thursday that they will retire 10-time All-Star slugger David Ortiz’s No. 34 jersey.
A passenger watches airplanes from Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport in London, July 3, 2014.

Study finds jet lag for MLB players enough to ‘erase the home field advantage’

By Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post on Jan. 24, 2017, at 10:33 a.m.
Even before this study, the MLB has been working to alleviate player fatigue by changing several scheduling rules for 2018.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura throws a pitch against the New York Mets in the first inning in game three of the World Series at Citi Field in New York City, Oct. 30, 2015.

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura dies in car crash

By The Cindy Boren and Dave Sheinin, Washington Post on Jan. 22, 2017, at 1:06 p.m.
Yordano Ventura, a starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic. He was 25.
Red Sox manager John Farrell answers questions during an event at Gracie Theater at Husson University in Bangor Wednesday.

Red Sox manager excited about upcoming season thanks to trades

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 18, 2017, at 9:51 p.m.
“You may debate trading away young players for Sale, but I think it’s a pretty good get,” said John Farrell. “We wouldn’t have made the trade if we didn’t have a core group of young players like we have.”

Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy agrees to multi-year deal

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 8:36 p.m.
“I’m very excited and pleased to be able to continue doing the job that I love, now heading into my 30th year and beyond with NESN.”
A crowd of 7,368 people watch the Portland Sea Dogs play their final home game of the season at Hadlock Field in this August 2016 file photo.

Red Sox, Sea Dogs extend affiliation through 2020 season

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 13, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.
The Portland Sea Dogs’ relationship with the Boston Red Sox will continue for at least four more seasons, the Red Sox announced Friday.
Washington Academy pitcher Gage Feeney winds up at St. Joseph's College in Standish as his team defeats Sacopee Valley High School for the State Class C Baseball Championship on June 21, 2014.

Former Washington Academy star looking forward to USM baseball career

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 06, 2017, at 5:09 p.m.
“My chances of getting mound time weren’t very high, so I felt the best chance of having a long and fun playing career was by going to USM.”
Air-supported indoor practice facility Mahaney Dome, which collapsed under the pressure of heavy snow that fell Thursday night into Friday, can be seen on Friday at the University of Maine in Orono.

UMaine plans to assess Mahaney Dome damage, repair roof

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 03, 2017, at 3:04 p.m.
Will Biberstein said there a couple of tears in the dome, including a vertical tear that spanned “approximately 90-100 feet” and a horizontal tear about 8-10 feet.