June 22, 2018
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Coach Trimper: UMaine baseball team must get contributions from lesser-used players against Holy Cross

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Time, site: Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Goodall Park, Sanford

Records: Maine 24-15, Holy Cross 22-20

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 26-9, Maine 10-4 on 4/29/09

Key players: Maine — SS Mike Fransoso (.342, 2 home runs, 32 runs batted in, 15 stolen bases), LF Sam Balzano (.336, 18 RBI, 14 SB), RF Brian Doran (.315, 14 RBI), 2B Mike Connolly (.337, 1 HR, 11 RBI), CF Colin Gay (.288, 2 HR, 17 RBI, 13 SB); Holy Cross — 1B Jordan Enos (.381, 2 HR, 30 RBI), RF Evan Ocello (.353, 3 HR, 23 RBI, 12 SB), CF Brandon Cipolla (.313, 1 HR, 24 RBI), LF Patrick Puentes (.308, 6 HR, 24 RBI)

Pitching matchup: Maine — RH Jake Marks (2-0, 3.10 earned run average, 15 strikeouts) vs. Holy Cross — RH Nate Walker (2-1, 4.21, 11)

Coach Steve Trimper’s keys to the game: We have to try to get Scott Heath going a little bit [with the bat]. We need to get some playing time for guys as we get closer toward tournament time. We also need to establish more pitchers.”

Game notes: The Black Bears hope to get their offense in gear after scoring only five runs in 26 innings against Stony Brook. Troy Black and Eric White may get a break with minor injuries. The Crusaders lead the Patriot League and have clinched a playoff berth. Holy Cross has won six straight and eight of 10. The Crusaders average 5.9 runs per game, but have a 5.88 team ERA.


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