ORONO, Maine -- University of Maine baseball standouts Tommy Lawrence (West Haven, Connecticut) and Troy Black (Mississauga, Ontario) have each signed professional baseball contracts. Lawrence has signed with the Tampa Bay Rays organization, while Black has signed with the Baltimore Orioles organization.
Lawrence, who had two incredible seasons for the Black Bears, is playing for the Gulf Coast League Rays. He has seen action in one game.
Black signed this week with the Orioles organization and has been assigned to rookie ball with the team.