ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine baseball team has chosen captains for the 2011 season. Matt Jebb (Toronto, Ontario), Taylor Lewis (Montville, Conn.), Joey Martin (Portland, Maine) and Joe Miller (Valley Stream, N.Y.) will all captain the Black Bears for the upcoming season.
Jebb, a senior pitcher, will serve as captain for the second year in a row. He saw action in 15 games a year ago, making 11 starts. Jebb finished the season 3-3 with a 5.14 ERA. He pitched 70.0 innings during the 2010 season, which ranked second on the team. He struck out 38 batters, while picking up one save.
Lewis, a junior center fielder, will serve as captain for the first time in his career. One of just three Black Bears to start all 56 games a year ago, he led the Black Bears last season with a .369 batting average. He scored 53 runs and drove in 52. He had 14 doubles, 13 triples and five home runs to go along with 21 stolen bases. He set a school record for triples in a season with 13, breaking the mark of eight set in 1932 by Amel Kizonak. Lewis earned a spot on the America East First Team and the All-New England Second Team.
Martin, a senior first baseman, will also serve as a captain for the second year in a row. He saw action in 54 games a year ago. Martin batted .332 with 42 runs scored and 46 RBI. He had 15 doubles to go along with three home runs. Martin had an impressive .990 fielding percentage at first base for the Black Bears.
Miller, a senior pitcher, will serve as captain for the first time. He saw action in just four games a year ago while working his way back from an injury that sidelined him for the majority of the 2009 season as well.
The Black Bears return six starters and five pitchers from a team that won 34 games a year ago. Maine opens the 2011 campaign on Friday, Feb. 18 when it travels to UNLV to begin a four-game series.