Thursday, July 1, 2010

Harris fans 13 to lead Lincoln over Penquis

Written by Marc Calnan

Dover-Foxcroft----  AJ Harris gave up three hits and struck out thirteen to lead Lincoln Lumber to a 15-4 victory over the Penquis Navigators. Harris pitched a complete game. He gave up only three earned runs and retired the final fourteen batters he faced. Harris said, "The first two innings that mound was awful shaky. Big hole I could not get out of. Finally got use to it and I got my curve ball going." Harris realized early on in the game that his curve ball was going to be tough to hit. He said, "Once they were not hitting it (his curve ball) for two or three innings I stuck with it. My arm felt good." Lincoln's Coach, John Montgomery said, "AJ came out throwing a lot of balls. I was a little concerned. Once he settled in, he started finding his curve. He had the curve ball working well. He ended up sailing through the final three or four innings for us."

Dakota Sleeper led off the top of the first inning with a double for the Lumber. Sleeper scored the first run of the game on a grounder off the bat of Lance Bernier. Lincoln scored another run on a double steal. Bernier stole home while Ivan Voisine was stealing second. Penquis tied the game up very quickly. Harris walked  David Lord and CJ Giles. Both came into score. Jamie Nason hit a run scoring double in the first inning.

Lincoln scored four runs during the top of the second inning to take a 6-2 lead. Bernier hit a single that scored two runs. Voisine hit a single that scored one run. Penquis scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning to cut the Lincoln lead to 6-4. Lord and Giles were the ones scoring the runs again for the Navigators. Nason got his second run batted in of the game.

Sleeper led off the fourth inning with a double. He would come into score on a single from Andy Kay, that gave the Lumber a 7-4 lead. Harris struck out the side in the bottom of the fourth inning. Harris did not allow a base runner the rest of the game.

Eddie Cobb the Penquis starting pitcher threw the ball better than what his final line score will show. Navigator's Coach Bill Kane said, "I thought Eddie threw a great game. The score does not indicate it was good pitching but I thought he threw well. We need to pick up the pitcher better defensively."

The score was 7-4 going into the seventh inning. Penquis would put up eight runs against Cobb and Grant Hines. Ryan Beers had the big hit of the inning. Beers drilled a grand slam over the left field fence. Beers was hitless before the grand slam. Coach Montgomery said, "We have been telling the kids to not dwell on one at bat. Don't let it take you out of the rest of the game." Harris added, "We have been averaging ten runs a game this year. We have been hitting the ball very well."

Lincoln's record is now 6-4 and they currently are fourth in the Zone 1 standings. Lincoln will play a double header against Motor City on Saturday. Montgomery said, "We have Motor City which is big. We want to stay at the top of the standings."

Penquis drops to 2-8 on the season. The Navigators will play a doubleheader at Mansfield stadium on Saturday night against Bangor. The Navigators have thirteen first time American Legion players. Many of these players have not played at Mansfield stadium. Coach Kane said, "It is a great facility. One of my favorite facilities in the state. It will be an exciting time. We will play under the lights. Hopefully our guys come ready to play and we give Bangor a battle."

                   1   2   3   4   5   6   7        R    H    E
Lincoln        2   4   0   1   0   0   8       15   15   1
Penquis       2   2   0   0   0   0   0         4     3   4

Hitting                      AB     R     H    BI
1. Sleeper- SS           4      3      3      1
Sawtell- SS               0      0      0      0
2. Bernier- CF          5      3       2     3
3. Kay- RF               4      1      3     1
4. Voisine- 1B          2       1     1     2
5. Beers- 3B            5       1      1    4
6. Tash- LF             3       1      1    0
Thompson- LF        1       0      0    0
7. Harris- P             4       1      2    0
Doty- PR                1       1      0    0
8. Jones- C             3       1      1    0
Russell- PH            1        0      0    0
9. Mclaughlin-2B    3        2      1    2
Bouchard- 2B        0        0       0   0


2B- Sleeper (2)
HR- Beers
SB- Bernier (2), Voisine (2),  Tash (2), Doty, Kay

Pitching      IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO
Harris         7     3     4    3      8      13

Hitting                  AB    R    H     BI
1. Lord- CF           2     2     1      0
Spratt- PH             1     0     0      0
2. Giles- RF           1     2     0      0
Graffam- PH          1     0     0      0
3. Nason- LF         3     0     2      2
Strafford- PH         1     0     0      0
4.  Harvey- DH      1     0     0      0
Smith- 2B               1     0     0      0
5.Hines- 2B- P       2     0     0      0
Weymouth- 2B       1     0     0      0
6. White- 1B          3     0     0      0
7, Leary- 3B          2     0     0      0
Cobb- P- 3B         0      0    0      0
8. Kirlin- C            1      0    0      0
9. Rebar- SS         3      0    0      0

LOB- 6

2B- Nason
SB- Lord

Pitching         IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO
Cobb           6.1   12   10   8      2      8
Hines           0.2     3    5    5      2      1

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CAA football media day set for July 28

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BALTIMORE, Md. - Team football previews for the University of Maine and other members of the Colonial Athletic Association will be included in the CAA Football Media Day, scheduled for July 28 at the ESPNZone in Baltimore.

UMaine coach Jack Cosgrove and the other nine CAA coaches will be present, along with select players from each team.

CAA Media Services is set up to serve football fans throughout the upcoming season. will feature the latest videos, news and stories on all the happenings around the conference. Standings, along with team-by-team composite results will be updated following each game. Video recaps and weekly highlight packages will be posted each week. The site also includes television listings.

At CAA Football Pressbox, fans can access weekly team releases and statistics.

Fans also can follow the league on Twitter, or watch on YouTube.

The Black Bears begin their season at home on Thursday night, Sept. 2 against Albany. Season tickets are available for $40. To purchase tickets, call 581-2327 or visit the Alfond Arena ticket office.

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