Heath, Lawrence and Black Named to All-New England Teams
ORONO, Maine -- The honors for University of Maine baseball players continued on Wednesday as Scott Heath (Westbrook, Maine), Tommy Lawrence (New Haven, Connecticut) and Troy Black (Mississauga, Ontario) were all named All-New England. Heath was named to the 2014 New England Collegiate Baseball Association Division I All-New England First Team as a utility player. Lawrence was named to the Second Team as a pitcher, while Black was a Third Team selection at shortstop.
Heath, who earned spots on the America East First and Second Team on Wednesday, had an outstanding junior season for the Black Bears. He saw time at first base, on the mound and as Maine's designated hitter. He led the Black Bears with a .345 batting average with 21 runs scored and 27 RBI. He had 12 doubles and tied for the team-lead in home runs with four. On the mound, Heath was 3-2 with a 4.76 ERA. He started eight games for the Black Bears, pitching 45.1 innings. He struck out 33 batters on the season. In his first start of the season, he went seven innings allowing just one run on two hits while striking out eight in a 3-1 victory over #13 Miami. Heath was named both America East Pitcher of the Week and America East Player of the Week this season.
Lawrence, Maine's ace on the mound, was 8-4 during the regular season with a 3.17 ERA. He led the Black Bears with 96.2 innings pitched on the season and struck out a team-high 90 batters. He had five complete games and a pair of shutouts. Lawrence struck out a career-high 14 batters in a seven innings victory over NYIT.
Black hit .324 for the Black Bears with a team-high 29 runs scored. He had 12 doubles to go along with a pair of home runs and a pair of triples. He drove in 25 runs on the season and led the Black Bears in stolen bases with 15. Black enters the America East tournament with hits in six straight games and in 10 of Maine's last 11 games. He is one of four players to start all 51 games for the Black Bears this season.
Maine returns to action when it faces Stony Brook in the 2014 America East Tournament. First pitch is scheduled for 2 PM on May 22 from LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Massachusetts.