Baseball

MAINE vs. THOMAS

Time, site: Wednesday, 5 p.m., Mahaney Diamond, Orono

Records: Maine 9-17, Thomas 4-10

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 6-0, Maine 10-2 on 4/8/14

Key players: Maine — DH Luke Morrill (.405, 1 home run, 14 runs batted in), 2B Brett Chappell (.341, 1 HR, 23 RBI), 1B Brenden Geary (.327, 1 HR, 7 RBI), CF Sam Balzano (.330, 7 RBI), SS Shane Bussey (.314, 12 RBI, 4 stolen bases), LF Scott Heath (.269, 2 HR, 18 RBI); Thomas — RF Nik Beeson (.425, 7 RBI), 1B Derek Kane (.381, 5 RBI), CF Anree Benitez (.368, 3 RBI, 4 SB), C Beau Ewton (.286, 10 RBI)

Pitching matchups: RH Jeff Gelinas (2-1, 5.92 earned run average, 20 strikeouts); RH Isiah Fleming (1-0, 1.29. 9 K)

Game notes: The Black Bears will attempt to get some work for its pitchers against the Terriers in the first of five midweek nonconference games this spring. UMaine was swept by Stony Brook on Saturday (8-5 in 13 innings, 3-1) and had the finale canceled because of snow and cold. The Bears are gearing up for a three-game weekend set at UMass Lowell. Thomas College of Waterville has lost three in a row and four of its last five. The Terriers, who play in the Division III North Atlantic Conference, were shut out 1-0 and 13-0 by Husson last Friday. Thomas has been shut out three times in the last five contests. The Terriers, coached by former UMaine catcher and assistant coach Greg King, have four players from Texas, three from Florida and two from Georgia. UMaine is expected to utilize a handful of pitchers as they have played only five games since March 14.