Monthly Archives: June 2015

Fundamentals, subtleties fuel Bangor’s successful title defense

The recent decrease of power hitting in high school baseball due to the introduction of safety-conscious BBCOR bats has left most teams searching for ways to manufacture offense to compensate for the lack of the long ball. Few have done it better the last two years than Bangor High School, perhaps making it no surprise […]

Bangor-Brewer baseball: To move or not to move?

The games hadn’t even been played yet, and already the question was being asked. If Bangor and Brewer both won their semifinals Saturday, would the Maine Principals’ Association consider moving Wednesday’s Eastern Maine Class A baseball title game between the two rivals from Augusta to Bangor? To me, supposing such an eventuality at that point […]

Pitching strategies vary for Eastern A baseball survivors

The four teams that advanced to Saturday’s Eastern Maine Class A baseball semifinals employed four different pitching strategies to get there. Top-seeded Bangor used the pitching-by-committee approach in its 6-0 quarterfinal victory over No. 8 Brunswick, as aces Trevor DeLaite and Andrew Hillier each pitched three innings before James Prescott came on to work a […]

Statistically speaking, OT’s Hoogterp rules PVC Class B baseball ranks

Old Town High School star Eric Hoogterp is headed to the University of Southern Maine this fall with an eye toward playing on the Huskies’ basketball team. It’s a more than reasonable goal given his resume in the sport — the 6-foot-2 guard was a Mr. Basketball semifinalist and Bangor Daily News All-Maine honoree last […]

With caveats aplenty, time to pick Eastern Maine baseball champs

The high school baseball playoffs may be the most difficult sports postseason to project. So many variables separate the end of this season compared to other sports, particularly those contested during the fall and winter. Most of the seniors playing in baseball’s postseason either are busy with graduation-related activities or already have graduated, which at […]