Lawrence, Fransoso, White Honored to ABCA All-Northeast Region Teams
ORONO, Maine -- A trio of University of Maine baseball student-athletes have been honored to their respective American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Northeast Region teams as announced by the association. Tommy Lawrence (West Haven, Conn.) was named to the Northeast Region first team while Michael Fransoso (Portsmouth, N.H.) and Eric White (Brewer, Maine) were each honored to the Northeast Region second team.
Lawrence, the 2013 America East Pitcher of the Year, finished the season at 11-3 with a 2.32 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 104.2 innings. Lawrence, who set the school record for wins in a season, had a pair of nine-inning complete game shutouts on the season and struck out five or more in 10 of his 16 appearances.
Fransoso, who was named the 2013 America East Player of the Year, finished his senior season with a .352 average with 49 RBI and 45 runs scored. Fransoso, the Black Bear record holder in stolen bases, swiped 20 bags during the year while blasting four home runs. Maine's shortstop added 74 total hits, including 17 doubles, while racking up a .941 fielding percentage and slugging .510. Most recently, Fransoso was drafted in the 27th round of the 2013 MLB Entry Draft, 809th overall, by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
White, an America East first team selection at third base, hit .347 for the Black Bears while leading the squad with six home runs. White scored 38 runs while driving in 37 on 67 hits, including 10 doubles. White recorded a .944 fielding percentage at the hot corner while slugging .503.