MAINE vs. BINGHAMTON

Time, site: Friday (2), 4 p.m., Saturday, 4 p.m.; Mahaney Diamond, Orono

Records: Maine 19-24 (5-9 America East), Binghamton 17-19-1 (6-11)

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 29-24, Binghamton 6-3 on 5/23/15

Key players: Maine — 3B Luke Morrill (.363, 2 home runs, 26 runs batted in), CF Sam Balzano (.344, 16 RBI, 8 stolen bases), 2B Brett Chappell (.323, 1 HR, 35 RBI), LF Scott Heath (.311, 6 HR, 29 RBI), 1B Brenden Geary (.284, 2 HR, 16 RBI); Binghamton — RF Jake Thomas (.350, 2 HR, 28 RBI, 7 SB), CF Zach Blanden (.336, 3 HR, 21 RBI, 7 SB), LF C.J. Krowiak (.322, 5 RBI), OF/DH Chris McGee (.296, 1 HR, 7 RBI), 1B Brendan Skidmore (.295, 5 HR, 30 RBI)

Pitching matchups: Maine — RH Justin Courtney (3-5, 3.24 earned run average, 31 strikeouts), LH Scott Heath (4-3, 4.14, 48 K), RH Jacob Gosselin-Deschesnes (2-2, 3.64, 27 K); Binghamton — RH Greg Ostner (1-6, 4.32, 23 K), RH Mike Bunal (4-4, 4.12, 31 K), RH Rob Hardy (3-3, 4.75, 21)

Game notes: School’s out for UMaine, but its final exam time on the field. Coach Steve Trimper’s ballclub goes head to head with a Binghamton team that also is battling for a postseason spot in a tightly-bunched league. The Bears have won four of their last six, but dropped two of three at New York Tech last weekend. The Bearcats have won five of their last eight overall, but were swept at home by UMBC. Saturday will be “Seniors Day,” where Heath, Morrill, Balzano, Brian Doran, Gosselin-Deschesnes and Steven Adam will be honored. UMaine ranks last in America East offense, batting .247 while scoring only 56 runs in 14 league games (4.0 rpg). Binghamton’s .282 average is second in the conference, producing 5.8 rpg. UMaine’s .955 fielding percentage (26 errors) also ranks last, while Binghamton is third at .969.