Monday, June 27, 2011

Raging Tide: Black Bear Whitten named POTW

University of Maine freshman Fran Whitten (Westborough, Mass.), who is playing baseball this summer for the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, has been named NECBL Player of the Week for the week ending June 25.

Whitten hit .438 for the Tide on the week with two home runs, three doubles and seven RBI. His seven RBI and his 1.500 on base plus slugging percentage led the NECBL on the week. Whitten hit his two home runs on June 25 in an 8-6 loss to Danbury.

He drove in four runs in the Raging Tide's 12-7 loss to Mystic earlier in the week, where he also pitched 1.1 scoreless innings.

Whitten is one of a number of Black Bears playing in summer leagues around the country this season.

A.J. Bazdanes (Nashua, N.H.) was the NECBL Pitcher of the Week last week, while Michael Fransoso (Portsmouth, N.H.) was runner up for NECBL Player of the Week.

-UM Press Release-



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